Jonathan (Jon) Michael McCarty

November 25, 1946 - September 27, 2021

Jonathan (Jon) Michael McCarty passed away in Allen, Texas on September 27, 2021 at the age of 74.

Jon was born in East Chicago, Indiana on November 25, 1946, to Edward Franklin McCarty II and Phyllis Janet (Hardy) McCarty.

Jon graduated from Washington Community High School, Washington, Illinois in 1965. Following graduation, he served with the US Army in the Vietnam War where he earned the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB).

After discharge from the Army at Fort Riley, Kansas, Jon married Nancy Ann Zabokrtsky February 1, 1969. They celebrated 52 years of marriage in February 2021.

Jon graduated from Kansas State University in 1973 earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. Following graduation from KSU, Jon earned a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Kansas.

Jon began his career in public administration with the City of Wichita Falls, Texas. In the Spring of 1979, Jon became the first city manager of Allen, Texas where he continued to serve the community for over nineteen years.

Jon is survived by his wife, Nancy of Allen, Texas; two sons, Colin Michael McCarty and his wife, Amy Michelle of Richardson, Texas; Jonathan Patrick McCarty of Fort Collins, Colorado; grandson, Harrison Michael McCarty of Richardson, Texas; brother, Edward F. McCarty, III of Weatherford, Texas; sister, Elaine A. Schneider of Centerville, Ohio; brother, Bruce L. McCarty and his wife, Gail of Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Kathyleen J. McCarty of Weatherford, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

Jon was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Phyllis McCarty.

A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas. Memorial contributions in Jon’s honor may be made to the Allen Public Library 300 N. Allen Drive, Allen, Texas.

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I met Jon during my internship at the North Central Texas Council of Governments in Arlington. This was in 1977. Jon was serving in Regional Services. He served as an excellent example of a young public servant to this intern. At the time, the NCTCOG was recognized as an excellent regional planning council. Jon exemplified this excellence in his daily conduct and work. I recall he was elected as President of the UMANT organization to lead this group of this young professional in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He shared his knowledge with others. I recall a trip to an ASPA annual conference in Phoenix in 1977. Jon invited me to share a dinner with him one night during the conference. I have long and fond memories of Jon and his contributions to the profession of city management and the example he set for those who followed in his footsteps. Dion O Miller, November 3, 2021 Have many fond memories from Wichita Falls, Roger McKinney, November 2, 2021 Jon was so helpful to me when I came to Frisco in 1987. He always was available to provide great advice. In fact, Jon recommended Todd Renshaw as a great choice for Police Chief in Frisco and he was spot on as Todd transformed the Frisco PD. From my observation, Jon provided the leadership and pathway for the City of Allen to become the great city that it is today. He will be sorely missed. George Purefoy, November 1, 2021