Kenneth Joe McGarity October 4, 1948- January 3, 2007 COLUMBUS, GA 

Kenneth Joe McGarity, 58, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at Columbus Regional Medical Center. 

Graveside Services with full Military Honors will be held 2:00 pm Friday, January 5, 2007 at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery

The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 pm Thursday, January 4, 2007 at the Vance-Brooks Funeral Home. 

Mr. McGarity was born on October 4, 1948 son of William K. McGarity and Billie Marie McGarity Lake . He served our country and was retired from the US Army, where he received the purple heart. 

He was Baptist by faith.  

He was preceded in death by his father William K. McGarity and sister Pam Hearn. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Theresa Naomi Leverett McGarity; daughters Alicia Robeson husband Jasen, Elizabeth McGarity; his mother Billie Marie McGarity Lake; mother in law Naomi V. Leverett; sister Debra Moore husband Johnny; brothers Tim McGarity wife Donna, Brent McGarity wife Donna; six grandchildren Nicholas Bentley, Jasen Robeson, Thomas Robeson, Noah Robeson, Joshua McGarity, Jaelyn McGarity.

Kenneth served as a gunner with the 189th Assault Helicopter Company.