Richard Elwood McCarty, 86

Richard Elwood McCarty, 86, of Wabash, went to be with his Lord, Friday, April 23, 2021, at his home. He was born on Aug. 1, 1934, in Van Lear, Ky., to John and Alma (Arms) McCarty.

Elwood married Elizabeth "Libby" Baldwin on Dec. 31, 1955, in Paintsville, Ky. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Elwood worked for General Motors in Marion for just over 31 years, retiring in June 1991. He was a member of Southside Free Will Baptist Church in Wabash, and U.A.W. Elwood was an avid Kentucky Wildcat Basketball fan, and enjoyed watching them. He also used to sing in the Wabash Quartet with his wife Libby and Estel and Genevieva Haney. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Libby McCarty of Wabash; two daughters, Jenny (Darrell) McCarty Richardson of Somerset, Indiana, and Darlene McCarty of Wabash; two granddaughters, Amanda (Larry) Boggs of Wabash, and Amy (Aaron) Rosen of Urbana; five great-grandchildren, Austin (Paige) Boggs of Indianapolis, Leigha (Jasper Donaldson) Boggs of Wabash, Cole Rosen, and Addy Rosen, both of Urbana, Abbie Boggs of Wabash.  He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gary Elwood McCarty; four brothers, John W. McCarty, Bob McCarty, Elijah McCarty, and Russell Lloyd McCarty; and two sisters, Roberta Ratliff, and Joy Rice.

Funeral services were Monday, April 26, 2021, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash, with Rev. Tim Webb officiating. Burial is in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Calling was Sunday, April 25, 2021, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is ARC of Wabash.

The memorial guest book for Elwood may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Apr 26