Russell G. McCarty

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  • "Our deepest sympathy and love to the family of Russell. ..."
    - Maureen Sancomb
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Russell Glen McCarty, 91, of Mount Airy, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 8, 1921, he was the son of the late Arthur W. McCarty and Anna Lee Grimes McCarty. He was the husband of Anne K. Carter McCarty.

He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps Flying B17 bombers as a bombardier, for which he received the Distinguished Flying Cross for disengaging a live bomb out of the hatch.

He was a member of Washington Carpenters Union where he was a superintendent; and of Mount Heburn A.F. and A.M. He liked playing golf, had three holes in one, and was a member of the Hope Valley Senior Golf League. He enjoyed volunteering at the Mount Airy Volunteer Fireman's Carnival in the Coke stand, and enjoyed his family, especially watching his grandchildren's sporting events. He was patriotic and liked poker and long car rides.

Surviving are children Russell Patrick and wife Sharon McCarty, Michael Lee McCarty and Elizabeth Anne and husband Michael Heard, all of Mount Airy, and Thomas Glen and wife Shari McCarty, of Winfield; grandchildren Gregory H. and wife Kimberly McCarty, Rebecca Leigh McCarty, Shannon Smalts, Heidi Michele and husband Jason Cloutier, Matthew Michael Heard, Christopher Thomas and wife Kendra Heard, Jack Butler McCarty, Benjamin Robert McCarty and Adam Joseph McCarty; and great-grandchildren Maya McCarty, Sienna Rose Neuman, Steven and Justin Smalts, Connor, Ethan and Grace Cloutier, and Victoria, Kathleen, Alicia and Jarrett Heard.

He was predeceased by sisters Doris Coggins and Lois Sancomb.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Winfield.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Mount Airy.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Mount Airy volunteer fire company, 702 N. Main St., Mount Airy, MD 21771.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Dec. 10, 2012
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