John C. McCrary, Sr. age 90 of Whitwell, formerly of Signal Mtn. passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Lee Griffith McCrary; parents, William Judson & Minnie Irene Williams McCrary; son, John Creed McCrary, Jr; sisters, Gladys McFarland, Betty Bolinger, Hattie Ferguson, Mary Ruth Daniels, Minnie Bell Smith, Ella Katherine McCrary; brothers, James “Bud” McCrary, William R. McCrary.
Those left to cherish his memories are children, Joan (Richard), Katherine, Patricia (Bill), Mary, Louise (John), Carolyn (Wayne), Christine, Tony (Elaine); sisters, Ruby Daniel of Rossville, Ga, Dorothy Crawley of Chapperal, New Mexico, Alice Felix of Rainesville, AL; brother Jacob C. McCrary of Chapel Hill, NC; 28 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Family will receive friends, 3-8PM, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 10AM-8PM, Thursday, January 31, 2019.
Funeral services will be at 1:30PM, CST, Friday, February 1, 2019 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Gerald Long, Rev. Mike Manning, Rev. Larry Layne, Rev. Jamie Pack, & Rev. James Dotson. Interment at Sawyer Cemetery on Signal Mtn., TN. Pallbearers will be Creed McCrary, Brian Almond, David McCrary, Timmy Thomas, Sam Rutherford, Randy McCrary, Colby McCrary, Tod Brakefield; Honorary pallbearers will be all ministers who worked and worshipped with John since he entered the ministry in 1954.