William David McCrary

William David “Bud” McCrary, 94 of Scottsboro passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 with his family by his side. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Scottsboro Funeral Home with Dr. Sammy Gilbreath and Rev. Shandy Dill officiating. Burial followed at Pinehaven Memorial Gardens.
He was born to Will and Lillie McCrary on Friday, June 25, 1926. Bud was a Private First Class in the United States Army from 1945-1946. He served his time in WWII in Japan for almost 11 months and 25 days. He was 12 weeks away from graduating when he was drafted into service. In 2002, he received his diploma along with his granddaughter. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Scottsboro for 56 years. His interests included spending time with his grandchildren, gardening, fishing and hunting. He worked for the Alabama State Highway department for 37 years as a heavy equipment operator.
He has six children, Danny (Joy) McCrary, Dennis (Debbie) McCrary, Sandra Owens, Carolyn Palmer, Benny (Mary) DeHart, Valerie (David) Bitondo; grandchildren, Robbie Simmons, Carrie Brinkley, Randy Owens, Scotty Owens, Michael McCrary,
Brent McCrary, Adam McCrary, Clint McCrary, Christy Wright Boland, Adam Wright, Kelly Brown, Rebecca Satterfield, Riley Vincent; 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Marie McCrary and his wife of 28 years, Helen McCrary; sisters, Polly Glass, Velma Walker, Lucille Goolsby, Mable Smart; brothers, Willard James, Grady James.

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