Rev. David Sidney McCarty Jr., 83, was united with the Church Triumphant on Saturday, March 5th, 2022. He passed away at his home in Rocky Mount, Virginia in the care of his son Wesley.
David was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Hardwicke McCarty, father, Rev. David Sidney McCarty and sister, Alice Hardwicke McCarty Haggerty. He is survived by his cherished wife of over 50 years, Judy Neal Terrell McCarty; sons Paul Sidney (Amy) and Wesley David; grandchildren Charlotte Alice, Myra Pearl, Darby Lewis and John Elliott; and first cousin Katherine Keys Allison (Roy).
David was a graduate of Davidson College and Columbia Theological Seminary. He was pastor of several rural churches in North Carolina and Virginia. He later became a teacher of many subjects at Christian Heritage Academy in Rocky Mount. Upon retirement from teaching, he continued to serve as bookkeeper and worked in adult education.
David was renowned for short sermons and long discussions about the wonders of God’s creation. He continually studied the scriptures and taught Sunday school. He enjoyed music, reading, astronomy, photography, history and computers. He gave equal, thoughtful attention to his children and grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank David and Judy’s neighbors, strong pillars on their right (the Perdues), left (the Campbells) and across the street (the Coopers) for their strength, attentiveness and support during this difficult season.
The family will joyfully receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18th at Furnace Creek Baptist Church, 975 Scuffling Hill Road in Rocky Mount. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19th at the church where the Good News will be heard by all. Soli Deo gloria!
For those wishing to honor David’s life with a charitable gift, the family gratefully suggests Christian Heritage Academy (chaknights.org), your local volunteer fire department/rescue squad or a charity of your choosing. Arrangements by Flora Funeral Service and Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.