June 6, 1944 ~ November 19, 2009

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

John Stanberry McCarthy, 65, died Thursday, November 19, 2009, at Mission Hospitals. Mr. McCarthy was born on D-Day, June 6, 1944, in Buncombe County and was a son of the late Carl Houston and Edrie Stanberry Bridgers McCarthy. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Carl H. McCarthy, Jr. A 1962 graduate of Lee H. Edwards High School, he worked in several positions at Burger King, Inc., served in the US Army Reserves and was a member of First Baptist Church of Asheville. Mr. McCarthy is survived by a sister, Carol Ann Crymes of Vienna, VA and a brother, William Eugene Bridgers and wife Jessie of Asheville. He is also survived by loyal friends, Joe and Peggy Ackermann and his many friends at Burger King. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Metcalf and Mr. Joe Ackermann officiating. Lamar Hyatt will provide the music. Burial will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

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  1. John-
    Me and my family will be missing you so much! Thank you for being my boss and friend!!! I will never forget your kindness, and I am glad you are in a better place!
    Love,
    Carrie Vann

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  2. Hey John-
    I will be missing you very much. I will always remember the times when you called me and said, ‘Hey Kat, I got some white chocolate candy bars for you; I’m gonna bring you a box!’ And the times you told me about the beans at the farmers market! Your smile and friendliness will be missed for a long time. You were a great assistant manager; we clicked real well together. Thank you for being Joe’s friend and mine.
    Love,
    Kathy Vann

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  3. Hey John-
    We will be missing you so much! I always remember you calling me to say, ‘I found some white chocolate candy bars, I’m gonna bring you a box!’ And when you would tell me about the beans at the farmers market…Your smile and friendliness will be missed for a long time. I enjoyed spending time with you at work, we clicked real well. You were a great assistant manager! Thanks for being Joe’s friend and mine!
    Love,
    Kathy Vann

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  4. Hey John- We will be missing you so much! I always remember you calling me to say, ‘I found some white chocolate candy bars, I’m gonna bring you a box!’ And when you would tell me about the beans at the farmers market…Your smile and friendliness will be missed for a long time. I enjoyed spending time with you at work, we clicked real well. You were a great assistant manager! Thanks for being Joe’s friend and mine!
    Love,
    Kathy Vann

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  5. Dear Carol Ann and family,
    I was sad to learn of Johnny’s death. I saw him about a year ago at Ingles and we visited for a few minutes. I was also sad to learn that Carl had passed several years ago.I guess the last time I saw you was at your wedding!I remember all of us living on Brevard Road, like one big family.
    Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love,
    Sandra

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  6. Dear Carol and William, Am so sorry to read of John’s passing. I worked with him and for him for almost 20 years. He really helped me through a lot of rough times. I won’t go into them here but lets just say he probably saved my life along with my sanity. You could not have asked for a better friend and boss. He will be greatly missed. Just rest in the knowledge that he is in a much better place.
    Doris B McElrath
    Burger King 66-85

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