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Max M. McCrory

October 6, 2010

    Max Marshall McCrory, 91, of Montgomery, Michigan, died Monday morning at Country Meadows Adult Foster Care Home.
    He was born on February 11, 1919, in Decatur to Ralph W. and Evelynn Marshall McCrory.
    He married Billie Jean Krick on December 21, 1945, in Fort Wayne; she survives.
    He retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad as a brakeman after more than 30 years of service and was a former member of Forest Park United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne.    He was a veteran of the United States Navy, honorably discharged on October 22, 1945. He served during World War II and attained the rank of aviation machinist mate second class.
    Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Rea) Davis of Clarkston, Michigan, and Mrs. Melvin (Kerry) Hamrick of Fremont, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Lorrie Bilderback, DeeDee Jacobsen, Mary Kelley, Holly Cope, Joni Hamrick, Jason Davis, and Matthew Davis; and 14 great-grandchildren, Miranda Davis, Jacob Davis, Genevieve Davis, Ori Davis, Sam Bilderback, Lindsey Bilderback, Aiden Jacobsen, Owen Jacobsen, Hans Jacobsen, Klein Jacobsen, Kyler Cope, Calob Cope, Enrique Diaz, and Kendall Kelley.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack McCrory, and a sister, Joan Torrance.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, with Rev. Loren Felabom officiating.
    Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Bluffton.
    Visiting hours are 6-8 p.m. Thursday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
    Preferred memorials are to Country Meadows Adult Foster Care Center at Montgomery, Michigan.

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