John C. McCarthy, of Newton,
Illinois, and former resident
of Tumbling Shoals,
Arkansas, passed away at
11:00 PM – Sunday, April 15,
2018, at his home.
Graveside services will be
held at 2:00 PM – Saturday,
May 5, 2018, at Honey Cemetery
in Bogota, Illinois, with full military rites by the
Jasper Post #20 American Legion. The family will receive
friends at an open house at St. Thomas Parish
Center in Newton, Illinois, immediate following the
graveside until 4:30 PM. In loving memory of John,
memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer
Fund PO Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448. Arrangements
are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in
Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences
left at www.meyerfh.com.
John was born on August 19, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois,
the son of William and Catherine (Zielmer) Mc-
Carthy. He married Eva Smith in 1976, and she preceded
him in death February 11, 2000.
John was a union electrician for many years.
John served his country
in the United States Army
during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of
the Jasper Post #20 American
Legion in Newton,
Illinois, and a gold member
of the VFW Post #3543
in Tumbling Shoals,
John enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.
John is survived by:
Children – Evelyn (John) Germer of Jacksonville,
Florida; Denisse (Gerald) Ochs of Newton, Illinois;
Charles (Cindy) Gorrell of Staunton, Virginia and Rory
“Bubba” Gorrell of Newton, Illinois.
Grandchildren – Shelley (Danny) Simpson of Orlando,
Florida; Melody Gorrell of Maine; Colten (Ashley)
Gorrell of Chickamauga, Georgia; Cole Alwart of Newton,
Illinois and Skylar (Kenna) Salyers.
Great Grandchildren – Tyler Savoy, Ava Gorrell,
Danielle Simpson, Nash Gorrell, Gus Gorrell, Eliyas
Salyers, Paisley Salyers, Brayton Salyers and Aalia Hall.
Brothers – Thomas McCarthy of Oak Forest, Illinois;
Danny McCarthy of Lady Lake, Florida
Sister – Cathy (John) Trybula of Tinley Park, Illinois.
John was preceded in death by his parents, wife,
daughter Peggy Willams, brothers Emmett and Clifford
McCarthy, sisters Dorothy Goude, Peggy Puscizna and