A Celebration of Life for Harold McCartney, 92, of Algood will be held at Paran Church,3812 West Paron Rd., Cookeville, TN 38506 at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 30th. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 a.m. until time of services. Child Care available.
Harold went to be with Jesus Sunday morning, June 24, 2018 at his home in Algood after a brief illness.
Harold was born December 14, 1925 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to the late Albert and Marjorie (Powers) McCartney.
Harold Began his 40 years employment with Bowser Filtration Plant in Ft. Wayne, Indiana soon after he graduated from Union Center High School and eventually became Transportation and Sales Manager for the company. He and his family moved in 1962 when the company relocated the Bowser Plant to Cookeville. His greatest love was for God and his family and he was very loved in return by his children and grandchildren.
Harold grew up on a farm near Ft. Wayne and was a lover of the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, and hiking and loved all of God’s Creation. His love of music, especially Southern Gospel, was enjoyed throughout his life and he sang bass in the Paran Church Choir, the many years he was a member there. He served the community as a Volunteer Officer with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and was a scout leader with the Cookeville troop of Boy Scouts of America.
He married his first love and mother of his children, Marjorie Grandstaff McCartney, June 16, 1944. During their 42 years together, they enjoyed bowling and square dancing with their friends, outdoor activities with their children and were active members of the Cookeville CB Club.
After Marjorie passed away, Jody Carr became a part of his life and they were married May 21, 1988. He then became father to Paula and Julie who grew to love him as their second dad.
Survivors include his wife Gloria “Jody” McCartney, daughters: Bonnie Reed of LaGrange, Georgia, Susan Hagan and husband Jerald of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, Sandra Stafford and husband Steve of Cookeville, Paula Dunlap and husband Kimbrough of Brentwood, Tennessee, Juliana Gangone and husband Chris and Son, Bobby McCartney and wife Laurie of Crossville, Tennessee. 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. A sister-in-law, Anna Belle McCartney, of Bluffton, Indiana. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces, step-grandchildren, friends, and his beloved companion grand dogs, Lollie and Daisy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie McCartney, 2 brothers, Forrest and Eugene and 2 sisters, Evelyn and Mary Lou.
In lieu of Flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Caris Hospice of Cookeville, The Gideons of Cookeville or a charity of choice.
To sign the online guestbook and to send the family a message please visit: www.crestlawnmemorial.com
Arrangements entrusted to Crest Lawn Funeral Home.