Dick McCarty Obituary, Death – “Dick” McCarty, 72, died peacefully at home on December 3, 2022. Born in Lebanon, Indiana, on January 30, 1950, to Kenneth L. and Patricia A. (Goodknight) McCarty. Dick graduated in 1968 from Sheridan. Dick has several occupations in his lifetime. Dick drove and operated a mill for Wallace Grain after high school. He loved working with his hands and building things, so he created McCarty Construction Company. Pat oversaw Crown View Cemetery, so Dick opened and closed graves for her.

Dick was a butcher at Kroger for several years. Dick and Belinda have parked their RV near Old Mill Run in Thorntown for the past four years. He and Belinda enjoyed their travels to “Amish Country,” as Dick would describe, where they admired the craftsmen’s work. He loves to fish and teach his grandchildren fish tales. He liked caring for his chickens and collecting eggs at home. Dick served the Town of Sheridan as a volunteer fireman for almost 40 years. Dick rose through the volunteer ranks to become Fire Chief, earning the respect of his subordinates.

Dick was quick-witted, funny, and fun-loving, and he taught his family many life lessons. It’s fitting that he met his wife Belinda on a blind date. They married in 1970 and have been together for 52 years. His family will miss him, he leaves behind his wife Belinda (Bryan) McCarty; their two children, Bryan (Tone) McCarty, and Robin (Richard) Beesley; seven loving grandchildren, Emma (Elijah) Thiess, Nicholas Beesley, Erik McCarty, Espen McCarty, Ashleigh Beesley, Edmund McCarty, and Elliot McCarty; and two great granddaughters, Evelynn, and Emberly Thies Dick valued every moment with his family.

Parents and brother John McCarty predeceased him. Dick’s funeral will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 12:00 pm at Christ Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Sheridan, Indiana. Family and friends are invited from 10:00 am until the service. Spencer Cemetery will hold burial. Tim McClymonds will officiate Dick’s funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be donated to Christ Covenant OPC or the Sheridan Fire Department.