William “Sonny” McCarty, 77, of Springerville, Arizona passed away Monday, October 16, 2017. Sonny was born in Phoenix, Arizona on September 10, 1940. He was honored to serve in the United States Army and spent most of his service in Germany. He will be remembered for his love of being outdoors, his love of animals, his passion for music, and his avid gardening. He is best known for valuing family, hard work and a good meal. Sonny is survived by his wife of 53 years Linda McCarty, their two children; Bill McCarty (Cristy) and Melinda Luke (Robert), his six grandchildren whom he loved with all his heart and his beloved brother; Mike Marin. Visitation is at 9:30 A.M. with a Funeral Service at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd. Interment will follow at 12:30 P.M. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix.
My deepest condolences. Bill and Linda are good friends and I will miss him.
My condolences to you and your family Trish.
Dorothy I. Gorow
May your family feel the warmth of God’s arms around you as He holds you and lifts you up during this most difficult of times…may you also be forever able to hold your memories of fun, laughter, and love that you shared with you husband, father, grandfather, brother, loved one, friend, and family, in you hearts and minds, and cherish them and allow them to you comfort you, in times of sadness and loneliess for him…be comforted with the knowledge that he is now watching over you, no longer with pain or sickness, and that you will all be together again…my sincerest condolences and love to you all…
I will miss our talks, you have so much knowledge of the family history. Wish I had recorded what you knew. I do know our family bounced and survived the wild west that we were so much a part of. I will always have a piece of my heart with you.
My cousin, you had the family history, I only learned a fraction of what you knew. Thanks to you I know our family had rich history in the West. I will miss our long talks and laughter, love you my friend and cousin. You did believe in magic.
To my Tia & cousins McCarty family. I pray for comfort and peace. I just want to say that Tio Sonny gave us fond memories at our family get togethers. I also remember Tio taking me to school in his white corvair car.See you soon Tio Sonny.