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Carl E. McCarty, Gunnery Sergeant United States Marine Corps Retired, 87, of Beaufort, died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Mr. McCarty was born in Nicholas County, KY was a son of the late Clarence E. and Lucy Bailey McCarty. He was retired from the United States Marine Corps, after 27 years of service, and was retired after 34 years as bridge operator of the Lady’s Island Bridge. Mr. McCarty was a member of Port Royal Masonic Lodge #242.

Mr. McCarty is survived by a daughter, Vera Masters and husband Larry of Beaufort; two sons Tim McCarty of Washington, GA and Michael McCarty and wife Lisa of Liberty, SC; three grandchildren and one great-grand-daughter.

The family of Mr. McCarty will receive friends 10:30 until 11:30 a.m., Monday, April 17, 2017 at Copeland Funeral Service.

A graveside service for Mr. McCarty will be held 12:00 noon, Monday April 17th at Beaufort National Cemetery with United States Marine Corps honors and Masonic Rites.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contribution be made in Mr. McCarty’s name to Greenville Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605

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Copeland Funeral Service is assisting the McCarty family with arrangements.

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  1. Paige and missy and norma Stapleton says:

    Pete aka carl will be missed by all that knew him

  2. Gena McCrackin says:

    Vera, Timmy and Mike,
    Thad and I are very sorry for your loss. Please accept
    our deepest condolences. Your Dad was always special to
    us. I remember him coming to visit Daddy before he passed.
    I’m sure they are finally catching up. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Gena and Thad McCrackin

  3. Deloris tennison says:

    Vera Timmy,and Mike I loved your family.I loved when Mr McCarty would come home in the afternoons after work,he would always sit at your dining table and have a chat and always said hello to me and ask me how was my day..I remember him always sitting on your front porch watching the world go by..Sorry for your loss….

  4. Heather Anderson says:

    Mike Timmy Vera and family
    I am so sorry for your loss of uncle pete. he was a wonderful man full of entertaining stories and life. we are sending lots of love hugs and prayers in the loss of your father grandfather and friend.
    Heather Adam Collin and Rachel

  5. Jr. Feeback says:

    Timmy,Mike,& Vera, I am very saddened by the news of this. Uncle Pete always had a smile on his face, and would put one on yours. I sure miss you guys. Always loved coming down there with mamow on vacation. I am so,so sorry. Praying for you all. My #859-304-0494

  6. John & Barb Chemsak says:

    Barb and I are sorry for the loss of your dad. I will miss my talks with him about the Marine Corps. A fellow Marine who served with him said he was the best combat Marine he ever served with. We are sorry we are not able to attend his service. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    John & Barb

  7. Tena Benton says:

    Dear Vera ,Michael, and Timmy, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I know in the days to come you will find yourself wanting to pick up the phone just to say hello ,how are you doing and end with I love you but just remember my friend, God has prepared a place for Mr. Mccarty that your human mind cannot imagine. You can look around at the most beautiful places on earth, majestic snow peaked mountains,lush wild flower -strewn meadows, delightful seascapes, magnificent sunsets and you will see that nothing will compare to Heaven!!!! Luke 12;40 Be ready: for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect. So Vera Micheal and Timmy so every time that you are missing your daddy just remember not one earthly thing can compare to where he is now! Not NOTHING even come close. and with this being said He will Always be in your heart and awaiting for your arrival when Gods plan is to call you home!! I love yall and my thoughts and Prayers are with you all!! Tena R Benton

  8. Ronnnie Rentz says:

    Vera, Timmy ,and Michael I am so sorry about hearing about your father. He was a great man who loved his family very much. He nick name me Crazy Horse many years ago when I worked on Ladys Island Bridge. My brother Donnie and “Mac” (we called your father) retired from the bridge around the same time and they went to breakfeast a lot after that together. He was a true friend. He teased me cause I was from TN. and I gave him a hard time cause he came from KY. He will truly be missed and loved. Our prayrs are with you all. Mac and Donnie can rejoice in Heaven together now and be at peace.
    Ronnie & Karen Rentz
    Knoxville, Tennessee

  9. Cindy Phillips says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my good friend, “McCarty”. I met McCarty in 1990, when I started work at SCDOT. He was a kind, compassionate, and a true gentleman. After McCarty retired from Lady’s Island Bridge, we started meeting for breakfast, which usually lasted quite a while, because he loved to talk. Then when he quit driving, because of his eyes, I offered to pick him up. So we continued our breakfast meetings. He enjoyed talking about his service in the Marine Corps and his family, which he loved so much. I will always be thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know him and to call him a friend. I thought the world of him and have lost a great and dear friend. I will miss our breakfast time together. Prayers are with all of you during this time.
    Cindy Phillips

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