Ray D. McCarty

In Memorial

Ray Dean McCarty, 72, of China Spring, went home to heaven on Thursday, November 29th at his residence. A Memorial Service at Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11 AM. Private family interment will be at Central Texas State Veteran’s Cemetery in Killeen. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at www.LakeShoreFuneralHome.com.

Ray was born April 14, 1940 to Lewis and Geraldine McCarty. He married Janice M. Freeze on June 24, 1961 in Niles, Michigan. After service in the Marine Corp, Ray served as the assistant pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida until his retirement. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Waco.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis T. McCarty and Geraldine (Pressnall) McCarty.

Survivors include wife of 51 years, Janice McCarty of China Spring, TX; son, Kevin McCarty and wife Caroline of Valdosta, GA; daughter, Kelley Chandler and husband Jeffrey of China Spring, TX; granddaughters, Annalisa McCarty and Olivia McCarty of Valdosta, GA; grandsons, Thomas Chandler and Liam Chandler of China Spring, TX; sister, Janet Smith and husband Michael of Niles, MI; brother-in-law, Terry Freeze and wife Sharon of Niles, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Anita and Wayne Hamilton

    Was saddened when I heard that Bro. McCarty had passed but know that he is there with Jesus, our Scott and other family members. It was a joy to know and work with him for many years at TBC and our prayers will be with you and your family. Many precious memories. Thank you for all the fond memories. My boys sure did benefit from being under the teaching and employment of this man. I am thankful for his patience and kindness shown towards them. I remember the time when I worked in the church office that I taped his door with a paper block that when he opened the door he couldn’t walk in without busting through the paper. We had fun with that one. Miss you Bro. McCarty, you were a blessing in my life.

  2. BRO.MCCARTY WAS AN AWESOME HUSBAND, DAD, PAPA, & ONE OF THE SWEETEST MEN I ‘VE EVER KNOWN. HE WAS A MARINE!!!!!
    SEMPER FI….ALWAYS FAITHFUL….
    OOH — RAH! LOVE TO YOU ALL & YOU’RE IN OUR PRAYERS.

  3. So very sorry for your loss. Heaven is rejoicing at his home going but we know that for those that love him and are left behind it is so hard. Praying for all of you as you grieve.

  4. CT & Sharen Spear

    Our prayers and love are with you, Jan.

  5. You have my sincere condolences. Ray Dean was a childhood friend.

  6. Bruce and I were so sorry to see Ray has died. Condolences to all of you.

  7. Jim & Josie Aenis

    Jan,
    we love and pray for you during this time of you being away from Ray because of his home going.
    Philippians 1:3
    ""I thank my God upon every remembrance of you"
    love and many prayers,
    Jim and Josie

  8. Janice and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you during this difficult time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with you.

    With Love,
    Linda and family

  9. Dearest Jan, Our minds go back to the many special times that we spent with you & Ray. But the most special time was when Ray called our home in the middle of the night and said ," I’ve just seen Jesus" That is when his life in Christ began and just think of all the lives he has touched over these 42 years. God is so faithful. Jsn , you are very precious to us and we will continue to lift you up in our prayers.May you feel God’s righteous arms wrapped around you every minute of the day. We love you.

  10. Paul and Pam Aurand

    We are sorry to hear of Ray’s passing, but rejoice in knowing that we will see him again with the Lord! May the Lord comfort you all. With His Love, Care and Prayer, Paul & Pam Aurand

  11. So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family. Rejoicing that he is with the Lord. Love you all.

  12. My Dear Aunt Janice,Kelley and Kevin..Please know that my prayers are with you and my heart is filled with sorrow..Rest in peace Uncle Ray.

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