Leonard “Red” McCarty, age 93, of Hurdland, MO, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Ashland, MO at the home of his daughter. He was born March 4, 1921, at Gorin, MO, the son of Guy Addison and Minnie Bell Stevenson McCarty. On November 27, 1941, at Edina, MO, he was united in marriage
He was born March 4, 1921, at Gorin, MO, the son of Guy Addison and Minnie Bell Stevenson McCarty.
On November 27, 1941, at Edina, MO, he was united in marriage to Julia Eveline Carter and she preceded him in death on September 12, 2009.
Red was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers Leland, Ivan, Milton, and Clarence McCarty and two sisters Elsie Mayer and one in infancy.
Surviving are his son Leonard Eugene (Gene) McCarty and wife Mary Anella (Ann) McCarty of Hurdland, MO and their family Leon McCarty and wife Mary and their son Calvin of Hurdland, MO; Robert (Bob) McCarty and wife Carolyn and their children Amanda McCarty of Sevierville, TN and Debra McCarty of Sevierville, TN, Matthew McCarty of Columbia, MO, Shane Clouse of Jefferson City, MO, Emily Clouse of Kirksville, MO; Jeannie Shumate and husband Chris and their daughter Kristen Shumate of Lee’s Summit, MO; John McCarty and wife Lisa and their children Randall, Colten and Landon McCarty of Hurdland, MO.
Also surviving are his daughter Judy Salter and husband Jim of Ashland, MO and their family Julia White and husband Marc and their children Marc and Trinity White of Ashland, MO; Stacy Salter and wife Emily and their children Carter, Tucker, Parker, Ryder and Tyler Salter of Ashland, MO; Guy Salter of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Lafe Salter of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Red was raised in the Gorin and Rutledge area where he received his education. He and his wife lived their entire married life in the Hurdland area where they were engaged in farming.
Red hauled milk in the northeast MO area for over fifty years, he also drove a school bus in the Hurdland area for a number of years. Red did row cropping, raised cattle, sheep, hogs and chickens but his favorite were the sheep.
Red was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, coached little league baseball in the Hurdland area, enjoyed gardening, his dogs and cats and loved spending time with his family and friends. He and his wife enjoyed dancing on Saturday nights at the Moose Lodge in Kirksville and were members of the Hurdland Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Reverend Robert Shobe, Pastor Nancy Douglas and Brother Lyn Heying officiated at the services. Burial was in the Hurdland I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Casket bearers were grandsons, Stacy Salter, Guy Salter, Lafe Salter, Marc White, Leon McCarty, Bob McCarty, John McCarty and Chris Shumate. Honorary bearers were Larry Sykes, Mike Kite, Bruce Vernon, Kris McCarty, Denny McMahon, Mike McMahon, Dwight Pape, Jerry Reeves, Vic Peterson, Paul McCarty, Bill McCarty, Dennis Garlock, Danny Peterson, Eugene Yoakum, Chris Buck, Tom Boatman and Mike McClanahan.
Memorials may be made to Hurdland Fire Department and or the Hurdland I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO, 63537.