Siler David Alvis “Dave” McCarty, 53, of Auburn, GA, originally from LaFollette, TN, left his earthly body on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

Dave was born in LaFollette, TN on July 19, 1969.  He was a 1988 graduate of Campbell County High School, where he was an active member of the marching band.  Dave was also an enthusiastic volunteer with the LaFollette Rescue Squad before moving to Georgia. He was a former firefighter for the Alpharetta and Forsyth County, GA Fire Departments, worked as an EMT, and worked in the restaurant and hospitality industry for many years.  Dave was preceded in death by his father, Siler McCarty; grandparents, Chester, Nancy and Zelma McCarty and Mary Pryor; nephew, Alexander Lucas; uncle, Bill Davidson, and aunt, Debbie Rummel.  

Dave will be sorely missed by his survivors, mother, Carol Pryor McCarty, of Knoxville, TN, mother, Emma McCarty of Jacksboro, TN; sisters, Nancy McCarty Lucas of New Franklin, OH, Pauletta McCarty Rains of Oliver Springs, TN, and Ericka McCarty of Jacksboro, TN; brother, Jarrod McCarty of Jacksboro, TN; uncles, Larry McCarty (Margaret) of Adairsville, GA, and Bobby Pryor (Susan) of Maricopa City, AZ; aunts, Rosemary Davidson and Pat Carroll of LaFollette, TN.  Dave is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Brittany (Jeremy) Ristola, Alyssa Rains, Christopher Lucas, Valerie Lucas, Michael Lucas, Abbey McCarty, and Connor McCarty; cousins, Shawn McCarty, Thad McCarty, Chris Davidson, Johnny Davidson, Jamie Davidson, Billy Davidson, Jerry Swearingen (Michelle Cline) of Knoxville, TN, Irene (James) Hunter of Sevierville, TN, George Swearingen(Stephanie) of Seymour, TN, and many other friends and relatives who will celebrate his life and good-hearted nature. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Dave’s memory to the LaFollette Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 282, LaFollette, TN 37766 or the charity of your choice. 

Family and friends will meet Saturday, December 3, 2022, 12:30 P.M. at Walters Funeral Home and proceed to Pleasant Ridge Cemetery for a 1:00 pm Graveside Service with Rev. Johnny Vanover officiating.  Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Siler David Alvis “Dave” McCarty.