Harold Michael McCarty, 63, of Second Creek, WV, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at The Brier in Ronceverte, WV.
Mike was born on February 22, 1956, in Alvon, WV, to Mason Edward McCarty and Nancy Lucinda McMillion McCarty.
To many people, Mike was known as Santa Claus. He was a very special person to everyone he met, and he never met a stranger. He worked at Mullican’s in Ronceverte for 30-plus years.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Virgil, Roy, Ralph, and Clinton McCarty.
Survivors include his brothers, Mason Junior McCarty (Susan), Howard McCarty (Elizabeth), Lee McCarty (Janice), and James McCarty; sister, Susie Arnold (Luther); special nieces and nephews, Charles McCarty (Mandy), Chris McCarty (Tasha), and Tammy and David; and lots of friends and family.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Mount View Primitive Baptist Church in outer Ronceverte, with Pastor Arnold Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at the Highland Park Cemetery by procession.
Visitation will be on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace funeral home in Ronceverte.
The family would like to thank everyone at The Brier for the exceptional care and love that Mike was given while he was there.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Wallace & Wallace to help with funeral costs. Donations may be made online or by mailed check to 212 Monroe Ave., Ronceverte, WV 24970.
Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the October 18, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.