..... age 77 of Cary, NC, and Sebewaing, MI, went to the Church Triumphant on Monday, 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 preceded in death by his parents, Charles Elmer McGathy and Lilian Naffien McGathy; and twin brothers: Ray and Roy McGathy.

MEMORIALS: Immanuel Lutheran Church Youth Group.

Click here to listen to the "Funeral Sermon of Charles McGathy" delivered by Pastor Boyer