Eugene J. McCarthy III

November 23, 1948March 8, 2019

Eugene (Gene) J. McCarthy III, 70, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019, at the MOSAIC Hospital in St. Joseph. Born on November 23, 1948 in Winsted, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. McCarthy, Jr. He grew up in Norfolk, Connecticut, and graduated from the Recollect Augustinian Fathers Seminary, where he was a “rock star” in a musical group called the Melotones. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Creighton University. He was an avid baseball player and enjoyed golf, fishing, and numerous other sports. His sense of humor was beyond reproach. Before retiring in 2016, Gene worked for ten years as a COI at the Western Reception Diagnostic Correctional Center. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Teresa K. McCarthy. He leaves behind a son, James; daughter, Shannon (Lawrence); granddaughters, Emilee, Madison, Alison, and Rhiannon; twin sisters, Margaret (Ronald) Marchell and Veronica Preston; nephew, Ronald Marchell; and niece, Jennifer Marchell. He also has a very loving extended family in the Kansas City area. Services for Gene will be held at McGilley Midtown Chapel, 20 West Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri. Family, friends, and all whose lives Gene has touched are invited to visitation on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:00 A.M., with services to follow at 11:00 A.M. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 14, 2019

Eugene J. McCarthy III

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Kathy Brown

March 15, 2019

Jimmy, sending thoughts and prayers for you and Shannon. I'm so grateful that only a few weeks ago your Dad hollered out my name as I was leaving the hospital and he was boarding the bus to return to his health care center. I knew the voice instantly, and the wide smile when I turned around. I don't think I ever told you how we all met. You were probably first or second grade, Your Mom and Dad, and I, along with another couple bowled together on Friday night at the Belt Bowl. We had a blast. Your Dad worked with Amana at that time. Then we worked together for years at WRDCC. May the Lord welcome Gene home.
Kathy Brown

Shirley Bibb

March 13, 2019

I just want to start out, want to say something to his family, James and Shannon, I'm so sorry for your loss. He's was a great person, he loved his family and his granddaughters, he would do everything he could do, for them girls, and even for my son, Larry, he would give him money if he needed, he would no matter what help his family out, he didn't have to help my son out, but he did, that's how he was. My son thought of him as his father, cause they would have talks together like fathers, he lost his father, my husband in march 19, 2007, a few days after we got married on the 12th, in 1981, not trying to make it about myself, but just want to say, thank him for help taking care of my son and their girls. Like his daughter says, (Fly high), and to shannon in his and your own ways, ya loved each other