COLUMBIA, MO -- Jerald "Jerry" Duane McCarty, Sr., 68, of Columbia, MO passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 .
Mr. McCarty was born on Feb. 27, 1945 in Emmetsburg to Richard and Gertrude (Schumaker) McCarty. Jerry attended St. Ellen's Catholic Grade School and Emmetsburg High School. He attended Eastern New Mexico University on a golf scholarship.
Jerry married Mary Frances "Fran" Curtin on Feb. 14, 1969 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Joseph, MO.
Jerry was a loving father, grandfather, and husband. He gave unconditional love and support to all of his family.
Mr. McCarty is survived by his wife, Fran; and two sons, JD (Tracey) and Collin (Erin); and six grandchildren: Connor, Carson, Cade, CJ, Maddoch, and Malley, all of Columbia, MO.
He is also survived by his brother, Dick (Cindy) McCarty of Raleigh, NC and sisters Barb Lukusvsky of Des Moines and Martha McCarty of Kansas City, many nieces and nephews, and friends.
A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, MO, is assisting the family.
Jerry's health may have failed him in his final years, but his spirit prevails.