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Obituary for Mr. Kenneth Ray McClarty

December 26, 1932 - February 12, 2022
Murray, Kentucky | Age 89


Mr. Kenneth Ray McClarty, age 89, of Murray, Kentucky died on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Passion and Purpose Home Care in Murray, Kentucky.

Mr. McClarty was born in Paragould, Arkansas on December 26, 1932, to the late Ralph and Lorraine (Angotti) McClarty. Mr. McClarty retired from the United States Army, serving in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Mr. McClarty enjoyed playing guitar, reading his Bible, and watching his favorite tv shows.

In addition to his parents, Mr. McClarty was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen (Martin) McClarty; two sisters, Loveta and Lena Mae McClarty; one brother, Joe McClarty; and by three brothers-in-law, J.W. Jones, Bill Crawley, and Bernard Specking.

Mr. McClarty is survived by his wife, Edna (Jones) McClarty of Murray, Kentucky; four daughters, Teresa Townley and husband Don of Buchanan, Tennessee, Renate Craig and husband Gary of Big Sandy, Tennessee, Tina Erwin and husband Kerry of Murray, Kentucky, and Tammi Burgess and husband Jimmy of Benton, Kentucky; one son, Ben McClarty and wife Melissa of Hartland, Wisconsin; two sisters, Wanda Specking of Lafayette, Arkansas and Sharon Crawley of Decaturville, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Toni Jones of Hazel, Kentucky; brother-in-law, Glen Jones and wife Edna of Murray, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, Helen Cook, Kenneth R. McClarty II, Hunter Schafer, Benjamin McClarty, Jr., Caleb McClarty, Jacob McClarty, Garret Wright, and Sloane VanSickle; seven great-grandchildren, Brooklyn McClarty, Asher Schafer, Xavier Schafer, Gage Porter, River Naas, Willow McClarty, and Lilly McClarty; and his special caregiver, Tracy Manning-Birchard.

There will be no services at this time. A memorial service will be planned for a later date.

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Murray, KY 42071
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