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.