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September 10, 1959 – January 15, 2024 

Charles Leslie “Les” McCarty, 64, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, January 15, 2024 at his home. 

Born September 10, 1959 in Kirksville, Missouri, Les was the son of Francis Neal and Mildred Lucille (Rogers) McCarty. He was preceded in death by his father in 2005; his mother in 2010; his brother, Mike Boren in 2012; and one sister, Brenda Gentry in 2017. 

Les is survived by four sons, Ryan McCarty of CA; Slade Shafer of Kansas City, MO, and Brock McCarty and Chase McCarty both of Kirksville, MO; four brothers, Brian (Patty) McCarty of Kirksville, MO, Pat (Susan) Boren of LaPlata, MO, Chuck (Chris) Boren of LaPlata, MO, and Randy Perkins of Moberly, MO; two sisters, Ronda Lewis and Jeannine McCarty both of Kirksville, MO; eight grandchildren, Baylee, Madi, Kinsley, Nayvee, Cameron, Chloe, Cyan, and Gracie; two great-grandchidren, Kemper and Goldie; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as his significant other, Jane Hayden of Kirksville, MO. 

Les was a graduate from Kirksville High School with the Class of 1977. Throughout the years Les was employed for Petre Construction; Jackson Electric, Peter’s Heating & Cooling, owned McCarty Construction Co, Lloyd’s Distributing and for the past five years for Sydenstricker Nobbe in Kirksville. 

Les had several hobbies including roping and riding horses, hunting, carpentry and woodworking, but most of all he loved time spent with his familyand grandchildren. 

Public visitation will be held Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Travis- Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville. 

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2024 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home with Aaron Schneider presiding. Interment will follow the service at LaPlata Cemetery in LaPlata, MO. 

Pallbearers will be Logan Hillard, Parker Swallow, Liam Hillard, Wheaton McCarty, Payden McCarty, and Jake Winslow. 

Memorial donations in memory of Les may be made to Jeannine McCarty and may be left at or mailed to Travis- Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.