Charles Walter McGathy

Birth: June 5th, 1941
Death: August 27th, 2018
Age: 77 years

Charles “Sonny” Walter McGathy, age 77 of Cary, NC and Sebewaing, MI, passed away on August 27, 2018, surrounded by his family, at Wake Medical Hospital in Raleigh, NC.


Charles was born on June 5, 1941 at a family home in Saginaw MI. Charles married Suzanne McHalpine McGathy on July 7, 1962 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing, MI. Charles proudly served as a Military Policeman in the United States Airforce for two terms.  He was then employed at, and retired from, General Motors while also owning and operating McGathy Commercial Fishing.  He also loved to hunt and trap.  He and his wife then relocated to North Carolina where he served as Facility Manager at Faith Lutheran School in Raleigh, NC before fully retiring and enjoying camping and trout fishing in the mountains of North Carolina.  He also enjoyed his time with the men’s club of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cary, NC.


Charles is survived by his wife of 56 years, Suzanne McHalpine McGathy, his children: Charles Scott McGathy of Sebewaing, MI, Kimberly (Matthew) Goss of Fuquay-Varina, NC and Mary Beth (Norman) Klein of Fuquay-Varina, NC.  Grandchildren: Alison and Benjamin Klein and Cody and Cassidy Goss; and many special nieces and nephews.


Charles was preceeded in death by his parents, Charles Elmer McGathy and Lilian Naffien McGathy; and twin brothers: Ray and Roy McGathy.


Visitation will be Monday, September 3, 2018, at Juengel & Mellendorf Funeral Home in Sebewaing, from 2-8pm.


The funeral service will be Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. Visitation will begin at the church at 10am until the time of service at 11am.


Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Sebewaing.


Memorial donations may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church Youth Group.


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