Joseph Patrick McCarthy, 56, of Havelock, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at home.
He served in the U.S. Navy for 24 years. Upon retirement, he worked for a nonprofit organization mentoring at-risk youth.
Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Annunciation Catholic Church, Havelock.
Entombment with military honors will follow at Forest Oaks Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his wife, Mary McCarthy; three sons, Joseph P. McCarthy Jr. and Thomas H. McCarthy of Havelock, and David M. McCarthy of Greenville; one brother, James F. McCarthy of Cincinnati, Ohio; and five grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Annunciation Catholic Church.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 6062 Albert Lea, MN 56007-6662.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory, New Bern.