In Memoriam : Joe McCarty

Joe McCarty Joe Harris McCarty - age: 86
(June 12, 1933 to September 24, 2019 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
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1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2019
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812


FUNERAL SERVICES
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4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2019
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812


GRAVESIDE MILITARY HONORS
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11:00 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2019
Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery
12740 Oddfellows Lane
Benton, Illinois 62812

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Obituary:
Joe Harris McCarty, age 86, of Benton, passed away at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the SSM Good Samaritan Regional Hospital of Mt. Vernon.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton. Graveside Military Honors by the Benton American Legion Post #280, Benton V.F.W. Post #2671, and the U.S. Air Force, will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton.

Joe was born on June 12, 1933 in Benton, the son of Roy McCarty and Julia (Craddock) McCarty. He married the former Peggy Donaldson in November of 1955, and she preceded him in death in 1983.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years before his retirement. He would later work an additional 20 years for the U.S. Postal service.

Joe was a member and Past-Commander of the Benton American Legion Post #280. He was also a member of the V.F.W. Post #2671 of Benton, and the Benton Elks B.P.O.E. 1234.

Joe was of the Baptist faith.

He had many enjoyments in life including playing golf, playing cards, Wednesday night golf meetings, Poker night, Murder ID, drinking beer, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.

Survivors include a daughter Kathryn McCarty-Schwab and husband Richard of Concord, CA; a son Michael McCarty and wife Terri of Orient, IL; a grandson Gannon McCarty; a granddaughter Larkin McCarty; a sister Nancy Hodack of Benton; nieces and nephews: Mary Blondi and husband Bobby, Laura Weger, Sarah Williams, Julia Furlong, Holly McCord and husband David, Judy McCarty-Anderson and husband Craig, Jocarol Smith and husband Doug; and several great-nieces and great -nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers: Ike McCarty and Mike McCarty; two sisters: Evelyn Weger and Martha Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Benton American Legion Baseball program and will be accepted at the funeral home.

To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Joe, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com



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Tammy Marks - September 26, 2019Contact this person Contact this person
I will truly miss Joe he was a wonderful man he and I had done lots of things together over years he was always there when I need his help and some he will truly be missed a lot I miss you buddy love you with everything I have Joe rip my dear friend just don't seem like you are gone but you told me few weeks ago you had to go sometime and I told you don't talk like that but then u came back and said I have lived my life to the fullest so don't be sad for me but still I can't seem to get it that you are gone I think any minute you are going to pull up and lay on your horn till I come out I do truely miss u Joe I will see you again one day until then god has a special angle that I love and will miss



Terry Cockrum - September 26, 2019Contact this person Contact this person
Sorry for your loss, Joe was an inspiration enjoyed his presence and great storys



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