Walter C. McCarty
SPRINGFIELD - Walter C. McCarty, 80, of Springfield, Ill., died at 12:35 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his home.
He was born Nov. 4, 1932, in Springfield, Ill., to Charles Walter and Helen Huelsman McCarty. He married Nira Catherine Budde in 1951 and she preceded him in death on April 23, 1996. Also preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Walter C. McCarty, Jr.; three brothers, Dick, Bob and Jim McCarty; a sister, Marilyn Turnbull; an infant granddaughter and a great-grandchild.
Surviving are a daughter, Linda Roberts of Springfield; four sons, John (Vicki) McCarty of Modesto, Mike (Debra) McCarty of Rochester, Tom (Merri) McCarty of Cape Coral, Fla., and Danny McCarty of Murphysboro; fourteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild-ren; two brothers, Bill (Sue) McCarty and Don (Jane) McCarty, both of Springfield; sister-in-law, Barb McCarty of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. McCarty was a Carpenter for Local #16. He was a former member of SS Peter and Paul Church. He enjoyed playing BINGO and watching any sport, especially the Cubs. He played softball for Quality Furniture and many other teams.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home with Monsignor Thomas Holinga officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Memorial Medical Center-VNA Home Hospice or Sharing Wishes. Share stories, pictures, Facebook and Twitter at: