August 19, 1926 ~ July 31, 2017
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.