Joseph C. McCarthy Obituary:
Funeral Date: 2/8/2009
Joseph C. McCarthy, age 68, of Monticello, AR. died Saturday February 7, at Drew County Memorial Hospital. He was born February 2, 1941 in Joliet, IL. a son of the late Clarence McCarthy and Dorothy LaBarr McCarthy. Also preceding him in death was one brother, Donald McCarthy. He received his early education at Saint Raymondís Parochial School and attended Joliet public high school, graduating in 1960 and was a graduate of the University of Nebraska. He was a retired Human Resources Manager for International Paper, a retired Captain of the United States Army, a member of the Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi and Arkansas National Guard and a Vietnam veteran serving two tours of duty. In 1966 he was stationed at Pleique Vietnam as a 1st. Lieutenant with the 4th. Infantry Division, A Company, 2 nd. Brigade. In 1969 Captain McCarthy returned to Vietnam stationed at Hue Phu Bai assigned to the 131st. Aviation Company. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star with valor, 2 Army Accommodations with valor, and the air medal for Valor for activities with combat flights in Laos and North Vietnam. He grew up in the Catholic Church and later changed his faith to Methodist. Surviving is his wife, Marilyn Etheridge McCarthy whom he married January 13, 1984. A step son Travis Lee Adcock and spouse Jana of Monticello, Ar. Three grandchildren Heather Adcock, Benjamin Adcock and Kelsie Adcock all of Monticello, AR. 2 sisters in law Joyce Smith and spouse Scotty, Benton, AR., Linda Ferguson and spouse Wallace, Warren, AR. Graveside services with flag presentation were 1:30 p.m. Sunday February 8, Oakland Cemetery, Warren, AR. with Rev. Wayman Mann officiating. Arrangements by Frazerís Funeral Home. Memorials preferred Bradley County Veteranís Museum, 210 N. Main St.; Warren, Ar. 71671 or American Lung Association.
|Message:||So sorry to hear of your loss.|
|Name:||Johnnie Parker Angle|
|Message:||I was so shocked to hear this. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.|
|Message:||Someone once said "Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow." Mrs. Marilyn, Lee, Jana & kids know that I am thinking of you!!|
|Message:||Marilyn, I just read about this and I want you to know that you are in my prayers. Love, Jimmy and Fran|