Orrin McCarty


Orrin Wayne McCarty, 92, of Ottumwa, died July 7, 2024 at home.

He was born May 4, 1932 in Ottumwa to Orrin and Nellie Lois Stevens McCarty, Sr. He married Judy Albertson and she preceded him death in 1979. He later married Leah Tarkington.

Orrin had worked at John Deere Ottumwa Works, John Deere in Moline, IL and John Deere Waterloo Tractor Works.

He was a member of Faith and God Fellowship.

Orrin enjoyed woodworking, remodeling houses, gardening and rebuilding cars. He was a man of faith and loved God.

Surviving are his children, Mike McCarty (Mary Allen) of Ottumwa, Carla (Robert) Jurgensen of TX, Becky (William) Dolan, Alberta McCarty and William McCarty all of Wiggins, MS; a sister, Gwen (Dennis) Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Wayne and Allen McCarty; a grandson, J.R. McCarty.

His body has been cremated. A time to celebrate his life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Care Initiatives Hospice.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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