Richard H. (Rick) McCartney, 65, of Pine Creek Community, Grantsville, W.Va., died Sept. 14, 2012, at his home after an extended illness resulting from exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.
He was born May 4, 1947, on Pine Creek Road, Grantsville, W.Va., the son of Hester B. McCartney and the late Rood P. McCartney.
Rick was a United States Army veteran, having proudly served in the Vietnam War. He was a retired professional surveyor for Trumbull Corporation, was a member of Victory Baptist Church and a member of Eureka Lodge 40 AF & AM. He was always eager to help his neighbors and volunteer at the Molasses Festival.
Rick is survived by his wife, Connie (Marks) McCartney; son, Robert "Scott" McCartney and wife, Carla, and granddaughters, Danielle Rose and Rebecca Cheyenne McCartney, all of Parkersburg; brother, Robert McCartney and wife, Linda, of Arnoldsburg; mother-in-law, Mable Marks of Grantsville; several nieces and nephews; and a special family friend, Steve "Dude" Reynolds.
Rick gave the greatest gift to others; he donated his body to the WVU Gift Registry for scientific research. All friends and family are invited to attend the celebration of his life at the memorial service to be held at noon Sept. 22 at Victory Baptist Church at Grantsville.