Butler County Times Gazette
  • Harry William McCarter

  • Harry William McCarter, 99, loving son, husband, father and grandfather died May 2, 2013 in Athens, Texas.
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  • Harry William McCarter, 99, loving son, husband, father and grandfather died May 2, 2013 in Athens, Texas.
    He was the son of George Moses and Nellie Maude Leibfried McCarter. Harry was born September 28, 1913 in Emporia, Kansas.
    He was an aeronautical design engineer for over 35 years at Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas.
    He was a member of the Masons for over sixty years. Harry married Ione Cormany April 12, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri.
    They celebrated 52 years of marriage before her death in 1986. Harry and Ione had four children: son Randy McCarter, Dallas, Texas; three daughters, Diedra(H.V.) Chapin, Augusta, Kansas, Judy(Frank)Creed, Euless, Texas and Faith(Jim) Temple, Athens, Texas. Other survivors include 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Harry married Margret Gaskill May 1, 1988 in Estes Park, Colorado. Margret preceded Harry in death.
    A Celebration of Life for Harry will be held in Dallas, Texas on what would have been his 100th birthday in September.
    If you so desire, memorials may be sent to Genesis Hospice Care, 201 St. Thomas, Athens, Texas 75751.

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