Born in Paynes, he was the son of Bill McGarrity Sr. and Stella Berrette McGarrity. He was a deputy warden at Parchman for 35 years. He was a member of Paducah Wells Church of God of Prophecy.
Services were at 11 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014, at the Womble Funeral Home Chapel in Charleston with Rev. Shelly Scallions officiating. Interment was at Lehrton Cemetery at Ruleville.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Womble Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014, until time for his services.
In lieu of gifts Paducah Wells Church of God of Prophecy, 2818 Tippo Road, Charleston, Miss. 38921