Funeral services for William Dwain McCartney Sr. were held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Hunt Funeral Home chapel in Bradford, Tenn. with Bro. David Gargus, Bro. Mike Melton and Bro. Kenneth Epperson officiating. Interment will follow at Belew’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation with the family was held on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. McCartney age 79 died early on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Jackson Madison Co. General Hospital.
He was born on August 30, 1937, in Weakley County, Tennessee. He was raised in Gibson County and attended local country schools in and around Bradford. He was married on November 29, 1957 in Humboldt, Tennessee and lived there for around 12 years before returning to northeastern Gibson County, where he lived the remainder of his life.
Mr. McCartney was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Humboldt, but in recent years attended Belew’s Chapel Church near Bradford, Tennessee.
He retired after nearly 34 years at Jones in Humboldt, Tenn. where he was a second shift supervisor for many years. He also farmed, fixed up old equipment to sell, and was a regular attendee at auctions all over the area.
Mr. McCartney was preceded in death by his father, Fred Howard McCartney in 1977; his mother, Lorene Williams McCartney in 2006; and a brother, Abner Lee McCartney in 2014.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sara Henley McCartney; a daughter, Chris McCartney (Craig) Griffin of Bradford; two sons, William Dwain “Big Bill” McCartney Jr. (girlfriend Deena), and Jason Scott “Scotty” (Sandi) McCartney of near Bradford; a brother, Freddie (Glenda) McCartney of near Bradford; four grandchildren, Corey (Rachel) Griffin, Adam (Melonie) McCartney and Jessica (Alex) Floyd all near Bradford, and Lindsey (Robbie) Coleman of near Dyer, Tenn.; and nine great-grandchildren, Juliana Allen, Kaci Turner, Jase McCartney, Evan Griffin, Sarah Turner, Lydia Floyd, Callie Coleman, Anna Lee Floyd, and Odin Floyd. He also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who live to cherish his memory.
Pallbearers were Phillip McCartney, Steve McCartney, Jeremy McCartney, Johnny McCartney, Dale McCartney, and Kevin Knott. Honorary Pallbearers are Johnny Thompson, Copelyn McCartney, Cole McCartney, Carter McCartney and Ashton McCartney.