Francis E. McCreary

April 01, 1925 ‒ December 10, 2003

Delaware, Ohio

Francis E. McCreary, age 78, of Delaware died suddenly Wednesday evening at the Manatee Memorial Hospital, in Bradenton Florida.

He was born in Delaware, Ohio on April 1, 1925 to the late Homer and Ivalo (McNamara) McCreary. A graduate from Willis High School Class of 1943. Francis served his country in World War II as a Veteran of the Army. When he returned from the war, he continued his farming family tradition which began in 1875 as a third generation farmer. Francis has been a lifelong resident of Delaware and has wintered in Bradenton, Florida for the past 20 years.

Francis enjoyed woodworking, golfing, story telling, and was involved in numerous community organizations and activities. He was a lifelong member of the Grace United Methodist Church, was a 32 degree Mason, and member of the Hiram Lodge 18 F & AM. He served as Clerk of Troy Township for more than 30 years, and also served several terms on the Delaware County and City School Boards. While being a Delaware County Fairboard member for over 30 years, he started the Pig and Lamb sale for children involved in 4-H. He also served on the Grady Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and the Delaware Mental Health Board.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Annabell (Mayes) McCreary, whom he married on August 19, 1951, his two sons: Mark (Deborah) McCreary of Delaware and David (Cissy) McCreary of Ashley, 7 grandchildren and step-grandchildren: Sean, Tim, Monika, Mallory, Shelly, Danny, and Kristopher, Great-grandson: Nathan

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Robert McCreary and a granddaughter Michelle McCreary

Friends may call Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, where funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Carl Shaffer officiating. Interment will follow in Marlborough Cemetery with military honors provide by the Delaware County Veterans Assoc.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 385 E. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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