Richard Allen “Dick” McCarty, 72, a lifelong resident of Sheridan, Indiana passed away peacefully at his home on December 3, 2022. He was born on January 30, 1950, to the late Kenneth L. and Patricia A. (Goodknight) McCarty, in Lebanon, Indiana. Dick graduated from Sheridan High School, Class of 1968.
Throughout his lifetime, Dick worked a few different jobs. After high school Dick worked as a driver, and mill operator for Wallace Grain. He loved working with his hands and building things, so he started McCarty Construction Company, he enjoyed making many families happy. His mother Pat overseen Crown View Cemetery since Dick like serving people he started to open and close graves for his mother at the cemetery. Dick spent the last few years working for Kroger in their meat department as a butcher. When Dick was not working, he could be found pulling his camper to different campgrounds spending time with his family; the last four years Dick and Belinda decided to park their camper permanently at Old Mill Run in Thorntown. He and Belinda looked forward to their trips to as “Dick would say” Amish Country where the two of them would walk around the shops and he appreciated the craftsmanship in their work. He also loved to fish and take his grandchildren fishing and yes, he taught them how to tell fish tales. When he was at home, he enjoyed taking care of his chickens and gathering eggs. One of Dick’s favorite joys and calling was serving the Town of Sheridan, he served his community as a Volunteer Fireman for over 40 years. Dick worked his way through the ranks as a volunteer finally becoming Fire Chief over the volunteers and he had earned the respect of the other volunteers he commanded.
Dick’s family will always remember him as being quick-witted, comical, and fun loving who taught his family many life lessons. It is only fitting how he met and fell in love with his wife, Belinda, after being set up on a blind date. They married on September 4, 1970, and the two of them have been at each other’s side for the last 52 years. His family will greatly miss him, he leaves behind his wife Belinda (Bryan) McCarty; their two children, Bryan (Tone) McCarty, and Robin (Richard) Beesley; who have brought them 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 Thiess. Dick loved his family more than anything and cherished every moment he was able to spend with them. He is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, John McCarty.
Funeral services for Dick will be held on Saturday December 10, 2022, at 12:00 pm at Christ Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church located at 6070 N, 900 E. Sheridan, Indiana, where family and friends are invited to gather from 10:00 am till time of services. Burial will follow at Spencer Cemetery. Pastor Tim McClymonds will be officiating Dick’s service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Christ Covenant OPC 6070 N, 900 E. Sheridan, Indiana 46069 or the Sheridan Fire Department 506 S. Main St. Sheridan, Indiana 46069. Everyone is invited to sign the online guestbook, leave a condolence, or share a memory at fisherfunerals.com. Fisher Family Funeral Services is honored to serve the McCarty Family.