Ovie was the first born son of Edgar and Ruie Carty, born on February 4th, 1928. He was raised on Stinson and was the oldest of eleven children. Times were hard in those days, but it was still happy times. Ovie went to school and helped on the farm. Ovie met Sue Dell Arnett in 1954. After a seven year courtship, they married on November 1st, 1961. From this day on these two were definitely the description of how a marriage should be. Where you seen one, the other was always there, or at least close by. They made their home on Burning Fork and started a family. In 1962 Sara Lou, their daughter, was born.
Going off to work as a carpenter from 1965 to 1973 was hard on Ovie. He belonged to the Local 472 in Ashland, in which he had continued to be an active member. So, wanting to be closer to home, he bought a welder and became self employed and he did this for many years providing for his family. In 1970 they were blessed with a son, Ovie Douglas Carty. Now their family was complete.
Ovie loved hunting, gardening, and his yearly trips to Tennessee. After retiring, he made his daily trips to the Kozy Korner or the Food Court to discuss all the daily news and politics. He watched FOX and CNN religiously and could tell you just about anything you wanted to know on the subject.
Ovie was very smart at repairing things and was called on many times by the family and he always helped out in any way he could. For the last couple of years Ovie attended church at the Keith Memorial Tabernacle. We know he was seeking God, and told his family seconds before he passed away that he was ready to go.
He was a loving husband, dad, papaw, great papaw, and brother. Leaving behind to morn is his loving wife of 49 years, Sue Dell Carty. His daughter and her husband, Sara Lou and James Buddy Castle, and his son Ovie Douglas Carty. Five grandchildren, Jamie Castle, Jason and Lea Castle, Elizabeth Carty, Abby Carty, and Emily Carty. And one Great-granddaughter, Alexis Paige Castle. Five brothers, Arnold and Betty Carty, Max Lowell and Inis Carty, Dorsey and Linda Carty, Arlen and Karen Carty and James Carty. Five sisters, Imogene and Ralph Keeton, Maureen and the late Fred Hall, Molly and the late Ollie Jackson, Glenda Sue and Labe Jr. Minix II, and Brenda Kay Carty. Also a host of nieces, nephews, family, neighbors and friends who will miss him dearly. Our hope is to all meet again in Heaven one day where the circle will be together once more.