James Claybourne “Rosco” McCarthy, 69, of Independence, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at Hospice of St. Elizabeth, Edgewood. He was born January 25, 1953, in Covington, a son of the late Camillus Paul McCarthy and Joann Irene Berry Cooper. He was a retired Machine Operator with Meyer Tool and attended St. Patrick’s Church with his family. He was a very talented musician, woodworker, singer, songwriter and he loved spending time with his granddaughters. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lipscomb McCarthy; his son, Brian S. McCarthy (Veronica L.); his daughter, Angela R. Lanigan; brothers Paul Thomas McCarthy (Belinda); Stewart McCarthy (Karen); Charlie McCarthy (Ann); Stanley Cooper (Monica); Steve Cooper (Susan); sisters Rose Hyland, Barbara McCarthy and Dee Prather (Joe); granddaughters Faith Volkering, Savannah Volkering, Mallory McCarthy and Kayla Lanigan; and his stepfather, Charles Cooper. He was also preceded in death by his son in law, Terry Lanigan and three brothers, Doug, Kenny and Paul McCarthy. Visitation will be held from 11AM - 1 PM, Friday, November 4, 2022, at Floral Hills Funeral Home, funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM with Father Jeff VonLehman officiating, burial to follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.