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Rev. Floyd B. McCarthy

POSTED May 24, 2011 11:00 p.m.

Rev. Floyd B. McCarthy, 94, died peacefully on Thursday, May 19 at home.

He was born in Marshalltown, Iowa. He graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and became a minister to the Disciples of Christ Christian Church for more than 50 years.

During World War II, he was a fighter pilot with the first Army Air Corps to follow the Flying Tiger volunteers in Burma, India and was designated a Flying Tiger and attended many of their functions. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Rev. Floyd was a member of the Oakdale Christian Church and the Oakdale Kiwanis.

He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his children, Judy, Christine, Patricia, James, John, and Connie; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jean; his parents; brother, Frances; sister, Wanda Mae.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 29 at Oakdale Christian Church, 251 Maxwell. A 30-minute viewing will take place prior to the service.

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