John William McCarron

April 19, 1995April 4, 2014
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John William McCarron, age 18, resident of Wetumpka, died unexpectedly on April 4, 2014. He attended the Montgomery Academy and graduated from Wetumpka High School in 2013. John Will joined the United States Marine Corps and graduated from Marine Corps Boot Camp at Parris Island, SC, and from the School of Infantry at Camp LeJeune, NC. He became a Marine Reservist and was attending Auburn University as a freshman majoring in engineering. John Will is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Erich McCarron of Wetumpka, and his three brothers, Ethan of Montgomery, Austin serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, and Joseph of Wetumpka. He is also survived by his grandfather, retired USAF Lt. Gen. Charles G. Cleveland of Montgomery, and his grandmother, Mrs. Elisabeth S. McCarron of Houston, Texas. Visitation will be at 9:30 AM Thursday, April 10 at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home and Cemetery with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 10:30 and the burial following immediately after. Reverend Jay Wolf of First Baptist Church of Montgomery will officiate. Memorial gifts may be sent to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057, or to the charity of your choice.


  • VISITATION Thursday, April 10, 2014
  • CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE Thursday, April 10, 2014

John William McCarron

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April 22, 2014

You will be sadly missed on the Plains. War Eagle in heaven sweet friend!

Julie Matsunaga

April 22, 2014

So very sorry for this tragic loss. My sympathy and prayers for the family.

Sandy Wyckoff

April 19, 2014

May your memories of your times together be of comfort during the days ahead. I am sorry for your loss.

Alex Zivnuska

April 17, 2014

Your family is in our prayers.

-Alex Zivnuska

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Rodney Riggs

April 15, 2014

Who else would complain about TV one moment and talk quantum computing the next? Well, JW sure did..among countless other matters. I always enjoyed our time together, academic or non. It seems like just yesterday, I came over to the McCarron household for the first time with Ethan. Never before had I experienced such "happy-craziness" that is the McCarron household. I can't imagine a better family; moreover, better people in general. I love all of you. This pain is terrible; I know we all have it in the pit of our stomachs. I'm just very glad I had as much time with JW as I did. I'll never forget the good times. I'm always here for you all. God Bless.

Maria Woodruff

April 12, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. May you take comfort in knowing that your son is resting in peace with his heavenly Father.

Warren and Kyung Trest

April 12, 2014

Lt. Gen. Cleveland, Sue, and family,
You are in our hearts and prayers.

April 12, 2014

Sue, Erich and family. My heart is heavy upon hearing the news of John Will's passing. I have such fond memories of him. Be assured and comforted in knowing that peace followed him to his new life and that you will be together with him again some day. RIP...John Will.

Jewell Pitts - Montgomery, AL

April 12, 2014

Sue & Erich, my heart is heavy upon hearing the news of John will's passing. I have such fond memories of him. Be assured and comforted in knowing that peace followed him to his new life and that you will be with him again someday. RIP...John Will.

April 12, 2014

Eric & Sue, you remain in our prayers both now, and in the days ahead. Praying for peace, comfort & strength for you both, & your boys.
Bill & Tammy Fesmire