LANEXA — Harry L. “Trooper” McCartney, Jr. passed away unexpectedly at the age of 56, on Thursday, September 30, 2021 in Lanexa, VA. He was born April 11, 1965 at Ft Eustis, VA and was the son of MSG Harry L. McCartney, Sr (USA-Ret) and Donna L McCartney.
Trooper grew up in Newport News and graduated from Menchville High School in 1983. He was active in sports as a youngster and became a great outdoorsman – loving all animals, hunting, fishing, building and everything at the OBX. Trooper rarely met a stranger, was a friend to all, and mentor to many. Family. friends and work ethic were top on his priority list. He was well known for his charisma, never being more than a phone call away, and bringing a smile with his “Little Johnny Jokes”. He was the co-owner of M&M Construction with Bob Moore and accumulated many lasting friends over the years.
He was preceded in death by his father Harry, Sr, and his oldest sister Ginger Heath. He is survived by his sons, Dalton (Nicole) and Sawyer, and Brandon; three grandchildren, Logan, Aidan and Falon; his mother, Donna; sisters, Terry Poplawski (Michael), Jody O’Hara (Bill), Kelly Bourdon (Gregg) and his baby sister Tracey; his girlfriend, Eileen Savage; and his special pal, Cole. Trooper’s love of family shone brightest when he was the entertainer and mentor to his nieces Erin, Brittany and Morgan, and his nephews Jeffery, Gregory, Nicholas, Sean and Matt.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 9th at 1:00 PM at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahantas Trail, Providence Forge, VA., officiated by his brother-in-law Michael Poplawski. Family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home, and also at a reception at the residence, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.
*Services for Mr. McCartney will be livestreamed at the following link, beginning 10 minutes prior to the service: https://vimeo.com/event/825142
**If internet issues arise during the livestream, please check back in a few days to view recorded services on our website. Sorry for any inconvenience**