Robert “Robin” Elliott McCarty Jr., 65, currently of the Dominican Republic and formerly of Helena and Memphis, Tenn., passed away Aug. 17, 2013 in Puerto Rico.
Robert “Robin” Elliott McCarty Jr., 65, currently of the Dominican Republic and formerly of Helena and Memphis, Tenn., passed away Aug. 17, 2013 in Puerto Rico. He was born Feb. 5, 1948 in Helena, the son of Robert Elliott and Merry Jean McCarty. His father, Robert Elliott McCarty Sr., preceded him in death. He leaves his mother, Merry Jean McCarty of Little Rock, five children, Cabe McCarty of New York, N.Y., Susan McCannless of Memphis, Elle McCarty of Little Rock, Ceil and Skye McCarty and wife, Fran, currently of the Dominican Republic. Brothers and sisters, Becky, Jack Holly and Tim survive him as well. Robin proudly served his country as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was twice shot down and was the recipient of the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross and Bronze Star Medal among other awards. Once discharged from service he farmed the Delta in Arkansas before becoming a stock and commodities broker in Memphis. Upon early retirement, Robin traded coat and tie for shorts and sandals. He bought a sailboat and for the next 20 years he and his young family lived life on the “high seas” sailing throughout the Caribbean and making lifetime friends in every port. Robin was loved by many, astounded more and left a mark on all. A memorial will be held at a later time. To sign the online guest book please visit www.nelsonberna.com.