Max “Mike” McCarty
Max ‘Mike’ McCarty
DEERFIELD — Max “Mike” Howard McCarty, age 86 of Deerfield died Monday, November 16, 2015.
He was born on April 9, 1929, in Adrian to Eugene and Lillian (Long) McCarty.
On December 16, 1950 in Angola, Ind., he married Twyla J. Peavey. She preceded him in death on April 27, 2010.
Mike proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean War.
For years Mike worked at Revco in Deerfield and also worked at the U of M in Ann Arbor. Mike then started his own business McCarty Refrigeration before retiring. He was a member of the Deerfield American Legion Post #392 and the Petersburg V.F.W. Post 6509. Mike was a Journeyman Pipefitter and belonged to the Refrigeration Local 190 in Ann Arbor.
Mike is survived by two daughters, Mashelle (James) Converse of Clearwater, Fla., and Roxann (Tim Grassley) McCarty of Sebastian, FL; two sisters, Verna Maierle of Indiana and Joyce Forsyth of Tecumseh; two grandchildren, Deeana (Robert) Perkins and Danella (Eugene) Camoosa; six great grandchildren, Brittany, Kyle, Katie, Lindsey, Ronald and Rosie. In addition to his wife Twyla, he was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, Roland, Erwin, Alvin, Virgil, and Bruce McCarty, three sisters, Geraldine Hall, Marie Logan and Donna Holubik.
Funeral services for Mike were on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at the Deerfield United Methodist Church with Pastor Sam Pooley officiating. Burial followed in Deerfield Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by the Deerfield American Legion Post #392 and the Petersburg V.F.W. Post #6509. Visitation was held on Monday from 2-8 p.m. at the Anderson Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield. Condolences may be given to Mike’s family online at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be given to Deerfield Fire Fighters Association. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.