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Vernon Ray McCarthy

February 6, 1944 ~ January 22, 2018 (age 73)

Vernon Ray McCarthy Sr, age 73, of Morganton, passed away on January 22, 2018. Vernon was born in Burke County on February 2, 1944 to the late Artie and Ruth McCarthy. Preceding him in death on January 8, 2018 was his wife Jean White McCarthy of 54 years. Vernon was a loving and hardworking husband and grandfather, who always provided for his family. He will also be remembered as being an amazing grandfather, who loved his grandchildren dearly. Vernon was an avid collector of trains.

Surviving are his two children, Regina Barker and husband William of Morganton, Vernon McCarthy Jr, and wife Gina of Morganton; one sister, Betty McCall of Glen Alpine; and two grandchildren, Amber Rose McCarthy and Lukas McCarthy.

The family will have a private memorial at a later date.  

Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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