Athens Review, Athens, Texas

May 8, 2013

Harry William McCarter


The Athens Review

Athens — ATHENS-Harry William McCarter, 99, loving son, husband, father and grandfather died May 2, 2013 in Athens.

He was the son of George Moses and Nellie Maude Leibfried McCarter. Harry was born Sept. 28, 1913 in Emporia, Kans. He was an aeronautical design engineer for over 35 years at Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kans. He was a member of the Masons for over 60 years.

Harry married Ione Cormany April 12, 1934 in Kansas City, Mo. They celebrated 52 years of marriage before her death in 1986. Harry and Ione had four children: son Randy McCarter, Dallas; three daughters, Diedra (H.V.) Chapin, Augusta, Kans., Judy (Frank) Creed, Euless and Faith (Jim) Temple, Athens.

Other survivors include nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Harry married Margret Gaskill May 1, 1988 in Estes Park, Colo. Margret preceded Harry in death.

A Celebration of Life for Harry will be held in Dallas 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, TX 75751.