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Chilhowie Christian Church
Saturday March 9th, 2019

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Robert Edmond McCarty


Robert Edmond McCarty; There is great sorrow in our hearts while the heavens rejoice welcoming Robert Edmond McCarty to his eternal home.

Bobby met his Savior Jesus face to face Wednesday, March 6, 2019, after a blessed life in his temporary home here on earth. He fought a good fight against Angiosarcoma, always saying "It is well with my soul."

Bobby served in the United States Navy as a Medical Corpsman in the South Pacific and Asia. He continued his work in the medical field in various professional aspects, and around the world, winning numerous awards along the way. He impacted young people far and wide all his life through his generosity as a coach, Sunday school teacher, mentor and volunteer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Mary Katherine McCarty; big brother, Donald; and two children, Kellye McCarty (USN) and Jeff McCarty (USN).

Bobby is survived by his wife Melanie, whom he loved deeply for over 30 years; his beautiful daughter, Shellye Green and husband, Tim of Bedford, Texas; five wonderful grandchildren, Ashlee Kirkland and husband, Ryan, Aaron McCarty and wife, Alyssa all of San Antonio, Texas, Garrett Green and wife Ellie of Bedford, Texas, Taylor McCarty, of San Antonio, Texas, Brigham McCarty and wife, Katelyn of Bedford, Texas; the light of his life, great-granddaughter, Ella Kirkland, and due to arrive in July, great-grandson, Asher Green; sister, Jenna Cole and husband, Johnny of Montgomery, Texas; brother, Kent McCarty and wife, Carol of Euless, Texas; sister-in-law, Geraldine McCarty of Eugene, Ore.; special parents-in-law, Russell and MaryAnn Martin of Chilhowie, Va.; and many loving nieces and nephews in California, Oregon, Arizona, Texas and Florida.

A SWEET Celebration of Bobby's life will be held Saturday, March 09, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Chilhowie Christian Church, 172 Apple Valley Road, Chilhowie, Va. 24319.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org, or to International Mission Board, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, Va. 23230-0767 or online at www.imb.org.

A heartfelt thanks to the compassionate team at Wythe Hospice of Southwest Virginia and to the kind staff at Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory.

To share memories of Robert Edmond McCarty, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Bobby's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, VA 24354.

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Such a kind, loving, caring man- strong in his faith, faithful in his love to Beautiful Melanie. The world is better in the near and far places that were touched by Bob Mc Carty

Mary Anne Keck May 29 2019 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to the McCarty family. In loving memory of our dearest Bob. Your loving memory will live on forever.

Sherry Lincoln Mar 15 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert McCarty

Sherry Lincoln Mar 15 2019 12:00 AM

Sincere love to you and your family

Gail Hoofnagle Mar 9 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Melanie, We are sorry to hear about your loss but our thoughts and prayers will be with you at this very difficult time. We will never forget how Mr. Bob loved our family. We will always cherish the sweet memories, gifts and love your family showered on us when we came to the Us. May God continue to bless and preserve you in Him. IT IS WELL with the soul of the righteous because Mr. Bob is now resting in the bosom of the Lord.

Emmanuel and Vivian lhim Mar 9 2019 12:00 AM

Sweet Melanie, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Bob have been in my talks with God. You will continue to be lifted in prayer. Faith, family, and wonderful memories will sustain you at this time.

Tessie Hayes Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

We are praying for you and your family. Hugs. Brad and Kristen

Brad and Kristen Greenwood Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

Im so sorry for your loss! Praying! Former First Baptist Church of Powell member.

Mary Lynn Darr-Haun Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

Melanie, I am so sorry to hear about Bob but rejoicing with you in God's promise that Bob is now home with Him. I love & miss you.

Paula Roberts Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

Thoughts, prayers and love to all of you.

Sandra Jessie Mar 8 2019 12:00 AM

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