OWENSBORO, Ky. - James Michael McCarty of Utica, passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 25, 2013, at his home after a short battle with cancer. A native of Curdsville, Ky., he was born on Sept. 6, 1925, to the late Paul Ignatius and Nettie Rose Mahoney McCarty. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William Anthony and Paul Ignatius McCarty, Jr. and son-in-law, Thaddeus Hagan Warren. Mike was a Marine veteran and was an active member of St. Anthony Parish, Browns Valley where he served on the pastoral council, was a Eucharistic Minister and active in the St. Vincent dePaul Society. He was a graduate of Mount Saint Joseph Academy. He was a farmer and was retired from Alcoa Aluminum. He was a KY Colonel and a 3rd degree member of Knights Of Columbus Father Connor Council 6101 and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Assembly 2074.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Theresa Rose Hagman McCarty and 13 children; Mary Raley of Utica, John McCarty and his wife Carolyn of Hawesville, Sharon Warren of West Louisville, Kay Wimsatt of Owensboro, Ralph McCarty and his wife Kathy of Richmond, VA, Phil McCarty and his wife Trish of Winterville, NC, Marianne Dieball and her husband Steve of Smiths Grove, Margaret Whitehouse and her husband Mark of Utica, Bernie McCarty and his wife Kim of Lexington, Donna Howard and her husband Mark of Owensboro, David McCarty and his wife Rita of Lawrenceburg, Brian McCarty of Lexington and Annette McCarty of Bowling Green; 44 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Jane Payne of Owensboro, Sr. Pauletta McCarty, O.S.U. of Mount St. Joseph, and Rose Pease of Evansville, IN, and brothers Joe McCarty and his wife Dora Ann of Curdsville, and Frank McCarty and his wife Faye of Beech Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services are at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2013 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Browns Valley, KY. Visitation will be on Sunday, April 28 from 2-8 p.m. at Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home, where prayers will be said at 6 p.m. Visitation on Monday will be at St. Anthony Catholic Church from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery, Browns Valley, KY.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to St. Anthony Building Fund or Owensboro Catholic Schools.
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