A great person and professional… John Kemper, August 26, 2021 Fortunately, Harvey entered my life when I was only eleven by marrying my sister…they were 21 & 20, but they were soon off to follow his Air Force and career ventures toward great heights. His ambitions amazed me while I was too young to even comprehend their complexity. Then the results they brought him helped inspired me to explore my unknown abilities. He set examples of how to behave in playing sports, how to gain rank in the Air Guard I also was in, but mostly how to, by his constant endeavoring, keep studying to enhance ones’ career, family lifestyle, friendships, personal development & projects; all while serving community and country. I believe he set higher life-endurance and achievement standards for everyone who knew him well. Luckily for me, we kept in touch for 66 years and I will be conjuring memories the rest of my life to try to learn more from the history of this highly contributive and self-reliant citizen.
Lyle Sondergard, August 23, 2021 I had the privilege of getting to know Harvey thru my parents who lived two doors down from his family in Fairview, TX. At the time, I was still in the Army Reserves and heading overseas on my first deployment to Afghanistan. MG McCarter had written a note with a challenge coin wishing me Godspeed on my travels overseas. We shared a love for our country and both were patriotic to the flag of the United States of America. I will miss him but I'm glad our paths had crossed.... LTC Greg Taylor, U.S. Army (Ret.) Greg Taylor, August 16, 2021 General McCarter was a fantastic person and role model for many. I always looked forward to seeing him at events in McKinney and he was always present and supportive at our Veteran's events each year. I was always amazed at the humility he demonstrated as a person that was so accomplished in life. His was a life well lived. With Sympathy for the family: Brian and Donna Loughmiller Mr. Brian Loughmiller. Donna Loughmiller, August 16, 2021 I will miss this neighbor and friend who was an extremely kind and sincere gentleman. He always greeted one with the most pleasant smile and seemed interested in whatever you wanted to talk about. We have always felt so fortunate to have him and Marilyn as neighbors along with the opportunity to know about his many life interests and accomplishments. He was a great friend! Cherished Memories, CarLa
CarLa Humphrey, July 29, 2021 A great person and professional.
John Kemper, July 21, 2021 It was such an honor to know you and to be in your presence. Fly high Major General McCarter USAFR. We love you Harvey and we will see you on the other side. XOXO your dental team @ Smile McKinney Smile McKinney, July 20, 2021 Good bye to the person I have respected more than any other person I have known. Specialist 5 Lucian E. Napier, July 20, 2021 Marilyn, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the entire McCarter family during this time of sadness. Pat and Tom Crawford, July 20, 2021 My dear General, It was an honor for me meeting You when you entered KLM flying the 747-300 in the years 1990-1994. It was a privilege too serving You and the other Old Dogs during that period of time. You and your colleague-pilots have always a special place in my heart. Now You flew away from us, You shall remembered by me as a very nice fellow man. May You rest in peace my dear friend. Pier de Groot, July 20, 2021 Our deepest condolences to all of the the McCarter family. Harvey was more than a friend to both of us since we first met in 1974 at Richards-Gebaur AFB. Harvey was the aircraft commander on my first cross country in the C-130s. As a 2nd Lt I got to watch him "receive" a 5 day instrument check-ride. We got to "transport" cobalt radiated screw fly larva from Mcallen, Texas, to San Juan, Puerto Rico. We had to keep the airplane as close to freezing as possible without us freezing so the whole crew wore parkas for 8 hours. Needless to say, it was a VERY memorable trip to start my flying career and Harvey Joe made it even more memorable by guiding me through his check ride so that I didn't screw it up for him. We all loved Harvey Joe, he was a great pilot, exceptional leader, a wonderful friend and most of all a really nice guy. Linda and I will miss him. LINDA AND TERRY EDWARDS, July 19, 2021 So very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I have lots of fond memories of you and I with him. Jeff and Kim Walton, July 19, 2021 To Harvey and Family It has been a distinct pleasure to have known Harvey. He was a friend, a brother in Christ and a genuinely good man. He lived an active and productive life as his accomplishments would attest. He will be missed by many. "Well done good and faithful servant". Gary Wydman, July 19, 2021 To Harvey's Family, We are so very sorry for your loss! Esther (Ikenberry) was a classmate of Harvey's at Manhattan KS H.S. and enjoyed his friendly manner and humor. The last time she saw Harvey is when he visited the Sondergards in the Cedar's Village Retirement Center. We know he loved his family dearly and was a very caring and patriotic man who made a difference. We know he will be sorely missed. We will be thinking of you on July 20th. Our Deepest Sympathy, Esther and Dean Cotton PS: We are now in Skilled Nursing care at Cedar's House 805 N. Maxwell St McPherson KS 67460 for a year after moving from Assist. Liv. where we lived for 3 years after being in the Cedars Village for over 22 years.
H. Dean /Esther Cotton, July 18, 2021