James Francis “Jim” McCarthy, Jr., 76, of Lee County, GA, died December 16, 2022 at his residence. Graveside funeral services will be held in Springfield, MA.
Jim was born in Springfield, MA on November 29, 1946 to the late James and Eleanor McCarthy. He grew up there, graduated from Springfield Trade High School and immediately joined the United States Marine Corps. He was a Vietnam Veteran and had a twenty year career.
After retiring from the Marine Corps, Jim was employed with the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier for twenty years before retiring in 2007. He was a volunteer and extremely active in Alcohol Anonymous. Jim enjoyed fishing and bowling and moved to Lee County, GA two and a half years ago to be closer to his daughter.
Survivors include his children, Cindie (John) Rogers and Dawn (Shannon) Turner all of Winchester, KY, James (Anna) Curnal of Spotswood, NJ and Heather (Peyton) Smith of Lee County, GA, his grandchildren, Justin Rogers, Vincen Rogers, Dalton Rogers, Pierah Rogers, Emily Curnal, Brandon Curnel, Tyler Curnal, James Curnal, Aaron Baisden, Caleb Turner, Sid Smith, Jett Smith, Charlotte Smith and Peyton Smith, Jr. and five great-grandchildren.
Those desiring may make memorials in memory of Jim to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Fund, https://www.vvmf.org/Support-VVMF/Memorial-Donations or Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, 3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300, Arlington, VA, 22201
To sign our online registry, or to send condolences to the family, you may visit Mathews’ website at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.
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