McGARITY, Wiley McGarity, Col, USA Ret., age 90 born in Atlanta on August 19, 1926 passed peacefully July 31, 2017. He graduated from West Fulton High School, enlisted in the Navy WWII, attended Georgia State University, Commissioned 2nd LT US Army Infantry Airborne and served in Korea and Vietnam. He was decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star with Oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit (2) and Purple Heart. He loved traveling was a gypsy at heart, loved the beach & surf casting. His family was very important and he was always there to help in whatever capacity was needed. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years Anne. Survived by his daughter Patricia of Fort Worth, TX; son, William of Decatur, GA; sister, Julia Kachelmeir of McDonough and many nieces and nephews. Pat and Billy would like to especially thank Jack & Linda McGarity, George & Sharon McGarity, Mike & Floy McGarity, Felicia & Ron Bolden. With many thanks to his caregivers: Brandi & Ron, Keesha, Ben, Keosha & Jeannie. Memorial Services will be held Saturday August 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel 1040 Main Street Stone Mountain, GA 30086.

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  1. Mac you became apart of my family and you will be truly miss. Your were a strong warrior and I learn alot from you. I love you dearly.

  2. I was in ROTC at Savannah High School during Col. McGarity’s first year there. It was only one year, but he left a lasting impression on me which carried over to my 4 years in the Air Force and on into my business career. I only wish that I had known him longer. May God be his escort into Heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  3. You were the uncle with the gentle voice , and so strong and courageous at the same time. You are where you worked all your life to be. Enjoy the streets of gold and the love of our lord and savior ! ❤️

  4. Wiley, I am so sorry I was not able to come to your funeral…..My children and I always had such respect for you and all that you had done in your life. I wish everyone had known of your out-standing valor in war, and . kindness in life.

  5. Please accept my condolences for your loss. May God be a source of comfort for you as you grieve. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) Warm Regards, Kay

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