Strawdey Clinton McCarty, longtime Owasso resident, died on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, in Owasso at the age of 74.
He was born on October 14, 1936, in Owasso to Strawdey Stanley and Ruth (Fain) McCarty.
McCarty was reared and educated in Owasso, and graduated with the Owasso High School Class of 1955.
He was married on Oct. 23, 1954, in Tulsa, Okla. to Judy Lord.
Strawdey spent most of his working life as a lead customer service agent for Braniff Airlines and later worked for the Tulsa County Construction Division.
Strawdey owned the Tastee Freeze in Tulsa, Okla. and the Burger Hut in Talala, Okla.
He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, in Sperry, Okla. He enjoyed a variety of pastimes, including spending time outdoors and on the farm, but most important to him was spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and great-grandson, Cameron McCarty.
Loving family members include his wife of 56 years, Judy, of the home; daughter Annette and her husband Kenneth Asher, of Sentobia, Miss.; son Mark McCarty, of Owasso; son John McCarty and his wife Wendy, of Owasso; daughter Deborah and her husband Richard Lee, of Tulsa, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one sister Julia Strokes, of Owasso; one nephew Michael Strokes and faithful dog, Buddy.
Visitation was held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Mowery Funeral Service in Owasso.
Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 29, 2010 at the Fairview Cemetery in Owasso with Pastor Bill Field officiating.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.