Ronald David McGarity Sr.

Published 2:42 pm Friday, September 14, 2018

Ronald David McGarity Sr. 74, of Columbus, North Carolina, passed away Sept. 13, 2018, at his home. 

He was the son of the late Lynn David and Grace VeHaun McGarity, and husband of the late Catherine Ruth Arnett McGarity.

Ronald was in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era. 

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He was an electrician with Milliken (Hatch Plant) in Columbus. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, and served as a Sunday school teacher and a deacon. 

He is survived by two sons, David McGarity (Julie) and Cameron McGarity (Heatherly); five sisters, Elaine Silvey, Glenda Melton, Lynn Turner, Myra Ellisor and Debbie Belue; and four grandchildren, Claudia, Benjamin, Molly and Wyatt McGarity.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Terrie Rogers.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Grace Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Nick Vance and the Rev. J. B. Godfrey. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 220, Landrum, SC  29356. 

Condolences may be left at 

Petty Funeral Home & Crematory, Landrum