Jeffrey Michael McCarty, age 56, of Moore, Montana, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017, at his home, surrounded by family.
Born August 13, 1960, in Frost, he was a son of the late Ledford and Jean McCarty.
Jeff grew up amidst a large family of siblings, cousins and friends in the hills of West Virginia. He moved to Montana to work at the Spotted Horse Mine, where Butz Glidewell introduced him to his future wife, Peggy Jimmerson. Peggy and Jeff returned to West Virginia to start a family business and also start McCarty Trucking. They returned to Montana where Jeff, again, found himself in the middle of a large group of family and friends.
Jeff was a very hard and honest worker and did what he loved every day. He was not a social butterfly, but he did love telling stories about all the adventures and experiences he had. He loved camping, fishing, reading, gardening, watching westerns and spending time with his family. He also loved to impress his family every Christmas with a pan of his special candy. But, if Jeff had a choice, he would rather be logging.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Murray Jimmerson; and two brothers, Phillip McCarty and Bobby McCarty.
In addition to his wife of 34 years, he is survived by his children, Levi, Colter and Aibgail, Dylan, Molly and Brian, and Brette and Michael; three grandsons, Ledford, Hendriks and Letcher; and three siblings, Nancy, and husband, Donnie, Bill and Mary Kay.
Funeral service was held January 30 at Cloyd Funeral Chapel in Lewistown, Montana.
Memorials may be made to the Montana Logging Association, Benefis Sletten Cancer Institute or Lewistown Home Health Hospice.
Online condolences may be made at www.cloydfuneralhome.com