Carl Patrick McGarity

Born: Mon., May 27, 1946
Died: Fri., Apr. 26, 2013

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Carl Patrick McGarity of Atlanta, GA, died at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Friday, April 26, 2013. He was 66. A native of Greene County, GA, he was born in White Plains on May 27, 1946 to the late Carl Milton and Louise Hart McGarity. He attended elementary school in Siloam, graduated from Greensboro High School in 1964 and attended Georgia State University. From 1966 to 1968, he served his country in the United States Army, where he was stationed in Germany. Most of his career was spent with Trust Company of Georgia as bookkeeper and working his way up to internal auditor. For a while he returned to Greene County where he worked for The Farmers Bank as a manager and Hometown Manufacturing Co., Inc. as the plant accountant. In later years he worked for Murphy Oil USA, Inc., Chevron and Photo Express in management positions until 2008, when he retired because of his health. Seven years ago he moved to Atlanta from Athens. Patrick had a variety of interests including reading, fishing, travelling and watching tv, especially Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, where he excelled in knowing most of the answers. He was a quiet, easy going and agreeable person who got along with everybody. Patrick was an organ donor in hopes that he would be able to help the quality of someone else''s life. He was a member of Siloam United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Don Channell of Siloam, GA; a special friend, Hammond English; and several cousins.

A Graveside Service will be held, Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Siloam Cemetery, Church Street, Siloam, GA 30665 with Rev. Bert Mathews officiating. Any memorials may be made to Siloam United Methodist Church, 3871 Highway 15 S, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Sun April 28, 2013
We are sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, Pat. Sincere sympathy.

Robert & Annette Dowdy
   Posted Mon April 29, 2013
Shirley, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. You have our deepest sympathy.

Fay O''Neal Knight
   Posted Mon April 29, 2013
Shirley, I was so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Mon April 29, 2013
So sorry to hear of Pat's passing. I will always remember him as a very good person. He was kind and had a big heart..My prayers are with you. I remember him as a person who loved life and friends.

Kay and Tom McClendon
   Posted Mon April 29, 2013
We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Pat's passing. We know you will miss him so much. Our prayers are with you.

Jolaine Kicklighter
   Posted Tue April 30, 2013
Pat was a close friend and travel companion for almost 20 years. I will miss him very much.

Hammond English
   Posted Tue April 30, 2013
It was my honor to have known Pat and called him a dear friend for many years. During that time he was part of a group of friends that traveled to such interesting places as Europe, Canada, Alaska, and all over the United States. He was always ready to travel. Pat was known for having his camera and he was always quick to take a picture. If you had a problem he always had a ear to listen. I also think he was one of the kindest and most generous friends I have ever known. Pat will be missed by many and heaven awaits him.

Pam Gunter
   Posted Tue April 30, 2013
I am very saddened to hear of Pat's death. He was a dear cousin of mine. Though I have not seen him in many years I have fond memories of my visits to his home in Siloam when we were children, playing and having so much fun together. My thoughts and prayers are with Shirley and Don during this time. Pam Hart Gunter

Jackie Channell
   Posted Tue April 30, 2013
So sorry about Pat he was a good friend to alot of us!

Betty O''Neal Jordan
   Posted Tue April 30, 2013
Shirley, I am so sorry to hear about Pat. I have often wondered how he was doing.Pat & I worked together at Hometown Mfg. Company and he was such a smart, neat, professional and I know he will be truly missed.

Joe Thomas
   Posted Wed May 01, 2013
You have my deepest sympathies. Although I only got to know Pat, after he moved to Atlanta, he will be greatly missed. I enjoyed having him join Hammond, and other friends, for many meals, especially several holidays. He was a gentle and caring man with a good heart.

Jim Oliver
   Posted Mon May 06, 2013
I recall many enjoyable trips taken by Pat and Hammond. Pat's demeanor was calm, steady and funny. He is missed.