Fred McCrary

Fred Houston McCrary

Sunday, February 16th, 1930 - Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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Mr. Fred Houston McCrary of Brevard, NC peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the age of 89.
He was born to the late Joseph and Mary Shipman McCrary on February 16, 1930, also of Brevard, NC.
Fred was the youngest of his family which consisted of six brothers and four sisters. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Carl Caleb McCrary and wife Mary Jane, Charles McCrary and wife Ruth, Arthur McCrary and wife Zebbie, Clyde McCrary and wife Edna Taylor McCrary, and Harold Joseph McCrary who was MIA during WWII, his sisters, Nell Disher and husband Charlie, Lillie Paxton and husband Ralph, Edna Bryson and husband Carl, Clarice Jackson and husband Vance, Sr. He is also preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Jean Clark, on January 11, 2019. She was the eldest daughter to the late Clyde and Aileen Stewart Clark of Caesar’s Head, SC.
Survivors include nephews, Patrick McCrary, Michael McCrary and wife Virginia, Robert McCrary and wife Carol, Jimmy McCrary and wife Carolyn, Edward Paxton, John Paxton and wife Lillian, Harold Paxton, Charles Bryson, Vance Jackson Jr.; Nieces, Mayron Sprinkle and Delores Parker. He is also survived by many loving great nephews and nieces and a number of great great nephews and nieces.
Special appreciation to: Rose Rathbone, Dez Chavez, Mia Robertson, Alex Fisher and, Jason and Laura Leistner.
Fred worked in the trucking industry, the concrete industry, construction and grading. He was also a farmer and raised cattle in and around Transylvania County, in addition to being a very interesting story teller about his life experiences.
An informal memorial will be organized on Fred and Jean’s property at 235 Morningside Dr., Brevard, NC. It will begin at 1:30 Saturday, February 1, 2020. There will be refreshments and finger food served after the memorial has concluded.
Online condolences may be left at
Moody Connolly Funeral Home is caring for the family.
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James mccall

Posted at 06:07pm
Fred was one of a kind guy he either liked you or he didn't when I first met Fred we didn't see eye to eye but as time went by we became best friends I'm gonna truly miss my ole buddy .go rest high on that mountain brother your forever in my heart.

arnie Boge Posted at 07:41pm

I remember stopping in at McCrary Redi Mix near June of 1973. Fred helped me land a job at Merrill Masonry across the road. I poured a lot of concrete with him in the next 4 years. He was a little tough to get to know but a real straight shooter. Upon leaving Brevard in 1977 and returning to Iowa, I always considered him a friend. He loved cattle and we raised cattle here in Iowa too . He worked in construction, machinery, and the sand business,-- but he loved farming. Farewell my friend, Arnie Boge From years ago.

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