Our dad, Dwight McCart, was a tall, handsome, and fun-loving guy who was a devoted husband and father, always active with his three children and ten grandchildren. His passion for Christ and making Him known was evident in how Dwight lived his life. He was a devoted family man who always brought his children and grandchildren together on family trips to Anna Maria Island, Dollywood, and Pawleys Island. He loved time with his family. He spent hours each week going to his grandkids’ sporting events; volleyball, basketball, football, softball, baseball – you name it – he was there. Everyone knew Dwight at all three of the grandkids’ schools. He was the tall, white-bearded guy who yelled a lot as he cheered for his grandkids. He loved having our whole family at his house on Sundays, just spending time together. We would gather at his home for meals and to let the grandkids play in his woods, barn, and pool; he’d have us all sit together and pray too. Dwight was very good at making each grandchild feel special. He’d always tell each one individually how proud he was of them, how they are strong, smart, kind, beautiful, and becoming a mighty warrior for God. He prayed blessings over them every day.
Dwight was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeannine McCart; his parents, Harvey and Mildred McCart; and his brother, Wendell McCart. He is survived by his siblings, Ralph McCart, Jenette Fowler, and Bernie McCart; his son, Tyler McCart, wife Amy, and their children, Tyler, Trinity, Timothy, and Taylor; his daughter, Jill Brown, husband Doug, and their children, Bella, Baylor, and Blayze; and his daughter, Mindy Silva, husband PJ, and their children, Malia, Javier, and Noah.
Dwight was born on February 21, 1951. He grew up on Rosebud Road in Loganville, GA. He loved his brothers and sister deeply, along with several cousins and other relatives. He played basketball at South Gwinnett High School and attended Gainesville Junior College, on a basketball scholarship. He was known as a pretty aggressive player who was unstoppable on the court.
Dwight and Jeannine were married for 45 years, and they were so in love. Jeannine passed away on August 6, 2017 and our dad’s heart was broken, but he was determined to make the most of his days with our family. He spent the last three years of his life managing to live fully without her. He went on a trip to Israel and walked where Jesus did, and he came back telling us that he was going to take our whole family there in a few years. We enjoyed several family trips to the beach and mountains together. Dwight spent his free time serving as a Gideon, passing out Bibles on college campuses, doing prison ministries, and ministering to friends and family, always making sure our family was stronger than ever.
Our family grew up going to Bethany Baptist Church, and later First Baptist Snellville, and then, for the past few years, Dwight attended Victory Christian Center of Atlanta.
He joined the Gideons International in 2017 and served as Chaplin for the Stone Mountain camp for the past three years. He loved ministering to people and handing out Bibles. He knew his calling was to make God known by giving his time serving others and helping those in need.
Dwight owned and ran his business, McCart Pipeline, for the past 34 years. He was a successful businessman and leader in the community. He supported several ministries, churches and outreach programs. He had a very generous and giving heart.
Although our dad was taken long before we wanted him to go, we fully believe God knew He needed to be with him more. We have comfort knowing our dad is where he’s supposed to be. Our lives will forever be changed because of him.
A private family ONLY celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel. You can livestream from the link above at 3:00 PM on Tuesday. The concluding service at the graveside will be open to the public at Snellville Historical Cemetery at 4:30 PM. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 14, 2020 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please send donations for bibles, on Dwight’s behalf, to: The Gideons International, PO Box 665, Stone Mountain, GA, 30086-0665.
Due to the current COVID-19 regulations, our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand that we will be limiting the amount of people at our chapel for visitations and services. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, a family company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.