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Michael O. McCarty, 74, of Grayson, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY following a sudden illness. Michael was born May 13, 1942 in Boyd County, a son of Gladys Hicks of Catlettsburg, KY and the late Ollie McCarty.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Dustyn McCarty and a sister, Joann Helms.
He was retired from CSX Railroad and was of the Christian faith. He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather.
Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Gaynell Kouns McCarty; a son, James (Lori) McCarty of Houston, TX; a daughter, Beverly (Terry) Whitley of Franklin Furnace, OH: a stepson, Scott (Mysti) Brammell of Tualatin, OR; two sisters, Gertrude Tackett of Catlettsburg, KY and Margaret Helms of Ashland, KY; three grandchildren, Keelee McCarty, Will Whitley, and Brianna Whitley; a host of family and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson, Bernard Kouns, minister. Burial followed at the Golden Oaks Cemetery and Memorial Gardens in Catlettsburg, KY. Military honors and escort was provided by the Kenova American Legion Post 93, and the Patriot Guard.
Visitation was Saturday, 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Online condolences at www.sparksfh.com.
Published on May 9, 2017
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