Kenneth Paul McCarty

Kenneth Paul McCarty, 82, of Halleck Rd., passed away peacefully on Friday, September 27, 2019, at his home.  He was born November 8, 1936, the son of the late Clifford R. McCarty and Lora Hennessey McCarty.

He was a graduate of Morgantown High School.  He started a career with the Morgantown Police Department in 1967, graduating from the FBI Academy in 1973, and retiring as Captain in 1988.  He then went on to WVU DPS where he served for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Margaret “Peggy” R. McCarty; his son, Andrew Paul McCarty; and his little furbaby, Molly Rose, who spent many hours on his bed keeping watch over him.  Also, surviving are his brothers, Ron McCarty and his wife Gloria of Ft. Worth, TX, and Duane and his wife Sue McCarty of Morgantown and several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation services have been entrusted to Hastings Funeral Home.  Friends and family will be received at Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 4-8 PM and again on Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 10 AM until the time of the memorial service at 11 AM with Pastor Dan Meadows officiating.  A private family committal service will take place at a later time at Pisgah Cemetery on Route 73, where he will be laid to rest beside his parents and brother, Melvin McCarty. 

Ken’s wife and son would like to thank the nurses and aides from Amedisys Hospice for the compassion and many kindnesses shown to us and especially Ken during his home confinement.  You were our angels on earth.  While flowers will be appreciated, memorial donations may be made to Amedysis Foundation, c/o Amedisys Hospice, 5006 Mid Atlantic Dr., Morgantown, WV 26508.

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