Bobby Joe McCarty, 81, of Gould, passed away on July 8, 2017 at Lincoln Heights Healthcare.

He served in the United States Air Force from 1954 until 1957 and worked for Ark-La Gas and Desha County Hospital for a number of years. He attended Landmark Baptist Church and was a member of the American Legion.

Mr. McCarty was born on May 10, 1936 in Grady, to the late Mark and Lena Mae Wilson McCarty.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Frank and Paul Glen McCarty.

Mr. McCarty is survived by a son, Christopher Bryan McCarty of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Cynthia Ann Santos of Dumas; two sisters, Valda Douglas Cancienne of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Veronica Mangold of Gould; and a sister-in-law, Joan McCarty, Dumas.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 12, at 10 a.m., at Dark Corner Cemetery with Bro. Thomas Lanthrip officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Home of Dumas.


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