Rush Elias McCarty

March 31, 1928October 20, 2013

Rush Elias McCarty passed away at age eighty five on October 20th, 2013 in Kingwood, Texas. Born on March 31, 1928, in Sikes, Louisiana, he was the second son of John and Jessie Montgomery McCarty.

During the Korean War, he served in the United State Army with a rank of First Lieutenant. After his service in the Army, Rush attended Louisiana State University, where he received a degree in Agriculture, with a concentration in Soil Science.

During his time at LSU he developed a lifelong love for LSU football and baseball. Before starting his own business, Rush had a memorable career working in the agriculture industry for several companies, which included the chemical division of John Deere, Ferro Corporation, and Hooker Chemical Corporation where he specialized in the development of increasing crop yields in hard to grow areas.

In his retirement years Rush had the honor of being a Silver Star for the Houston Astros and a marshal at the local golf course. Rush never met a stranger. He was always ready to share a cup of coffee and conversation. Above all, his most notable accomplishment was his family, where he took an active role in his children’s and later his grand children’s interests. He could often be found at the Kingwood High School Ag barn, livestock shows, and Humble Area Chamber of Commerce events. Rush was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Dr. Emil Stedman McCarty. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 50 years Carolyn Wilson McCarty, his three children and their families: Kevin and wife Alice McCarty of Huntsville; Shannon and husband Mike Magee of Atascocita; and Tom McCarty and wife Nicole Chargualaf of Austin. His grandchildren are Ryan and Blake McCarty of Normangee; Christopher Matthys of Huntsville; Brittany Williams and husband Miles of Huntsville; and Chase, Nathan, Austin, and Preston Magee, and honorary granddaughter Kadimarie Blackwell all of Atascocita.

A visitation will take place on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kingwood Funeral Home, 22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, Texas 77339.

A celebration of his life will be held at First United Methodist Church of Humble, 800 E. Main St., Humble, Texas 77338, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. followed by a burial at Houston National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or other veterans’ organizations.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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Ron & Beth Austin

December 10, 2013

Carolyn, We just learned of Rush's death. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the children & grandchildren

Ron and Beth Austin, Kingwood, TX

Adrienne Stone

October 28, 2013

Dear Carolyn, Warren told me the news of Rush when we were in Fredericksburg this past weekend. I have so many memories of your family that make me smile and that is what we treasure. Where has time gone? My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Adrienne Stone

Betty Jo McCarty-Roberts

October 28, 2013

Rush was not only family but a dear friend! We became good friends through email correspondence and talking on the phone. He will be deeply missed by me and all family members. Carolyn and family - you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know what I can do to help.
Love and prayers to all,

Cindy Holland

October 25, 2013

Carolyn and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Peace and healing my friend.

Cindy Holland
Vinmar International

Scott Chapman

October 25, 2013

Mrs. McCarty, Kevin, Sissy, and Tom,

I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Rush. He was a fine gentleman and I have many fond memories of the long conversations we used to have there at the house in Forest Cove. To this day I can't look at a Santa Gertrudis cow and not think of him. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of grief.

God bless!

Clo Lewis

October 23, 2013

Carolyn and Shannon my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Devon Alexander

October 23, 2013

Carolyn and family - thinking of you all during this time.

Michael Magee

October 23, 2013

RIP papa Rush, I got it from here. You just get suited up and fly with the angels. I will take good care of your little girl from here on. Love, Mike

Bruce Guilloru

October 23, 2013

My sincere condolences for the entire family during this time of loss. Prayers for each of you for peace and healing.

Kraig Bonzek

October 23, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to the McCarty family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless and peace be with you.