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A funeral service for Vestal "Vet" Alan McCarty, age 57, of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 11 o'clock in the morning Friday, July 1, 2016 at Afton Grove Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Ronnie Pipes will officiate.
Mr. McCarty passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, in Jacksonville.
"Vet" was born January 30, 1959, in Danville, Illinois.
He attended Barstow High School in California. He moved to Jacksonville where he worked in the oil and gas industry, construction, and Entex. He also worked as a welder. He was well respected for his work ethic and attitude about work and life. Vet was a Baptist who loved the Lord with a pure faith and loved others unconditionally.
Left to cherish her memory is his wife of 37 years, Sharon McCarty of Jacksonville; parents, Fred and Carolyn McCarty of Jacksonville; son, Kevin McCarty and wife Micaela of Jacksonville; daughters, Ginger Martinez of Tyler and Kelli McCarty of Jacksonville. He is also survived by sisters, Connie Silva and husband Randy of Barstow, CA, Sherry Wooley and husband Charles of Little Rock, AR; and four grandchildren, Regan Martinez, Alie McCarty, Brayden Dear and Molly Hollis.
Donations to help the family may be made at www.gofundme.com.
Published on July 1, 2016
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