Dennis McCarty IV, 58, of Delaplane died Sunday, July 24, doing what he loved — farming the soft rolling terrain of the Virginia Piedmont

Born March 10, 1958, he was the son of the late Dennis McCarty III and Virginia Ashby Plaskitt McCarty

Mr. McCarty loved the land. He loved farming it. He loved hunting it. He loved sharing the view of it in the cool of the evening with family, friends and loved ones. And he was quietly proud of his family and its place on the land for time immemorial.

He had his highs and lows, but recently it they were all highs. Mr. McCarty said he was immensely grateful for the friends and family who were there for him throughout.  And he paid it back. You knew Mr. McCarty would be there for you if you needed him.

He enjoyed talking to people. He had a smile that welcomed you. He would listen to you. He would laugh with you. His body may have grown old before its time, but that smile never did.

Mr. McCarty was a founding member of the Delaplane Duck Club and a member of the Old Coondogs of the Pantherskin.

Survivors include his children, Dennis Dulany McCarty and Arianna Randolph McCarty Dunning; his son in-law, Jake Dunning; two sisters, Ginny McCarty and Ashby Judy, and brother in-law Jamie Judy; his aunts, Welby Plaskitt Brown, Courtenay Plaskitt Hansen and Stuart McCarty Martin, and numerous cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fauquier Free Clinic, 35 Rock Pointe Lane Warrenton, Va. 20186, or the Upperville Volunteer Fire Co., 9137 John S. Mosby Highway, Upperville, Va. 20184.

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