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.