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Clyde Ferrell obit photo

Clyde R. Ferrell

10/24/1925 ~ 09/18/2017

Services will be held: 09/22/2017

William Bill Casterton obit photo

William “Bill” Casterton

12/23/1942 ~ 09/17/2017

Services will be held: 09/21/2017

Ruth Stephenson obit photo

Ruth Revels Stephenson

11/24/1930 ~ 09/17/2017

Services will be held: 09/20/2017

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Kenneth Michael Wells

09/24/1968 ~ 09/14/2017

Services will be held: 09/18/2017

Donald Johnson website

Donald Howard Johnson

05/14/1961 ~ 09/14/2017

Services will be held: 09/18/2017

Jean Smith obit photo

Jean H. Smith

09/05/1936 ~ 09/13/2017

Services will be held: 09/16/2017

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

Cathryne Price Richbourg

11/9/1921 ~ 09/12/2017

Services will be held: 09/19/2017

Caylin M Lacey- Thomas in heaven

Caylin Marie Lacy-Thomas

07/24/2017 ~ 09/08/2017

Services will be held: 09/16/2017

John D. McCrory



McCrory Obit Photo

11/27/1942 ~ 04/09/2017

RALEIGH – John Douglas McCrory, 74, died April 9, 2017. He leaves his wife, Rosellen Cook McCrory; their daughter, Jennifer McCrory Fontes of Raleigh; their son, Michael Douglas McCrory and wife Sherri of Springfield, WV; their granddaughter, Aidan Ansel McCrory; and their grandson, Matthew McCrory Fontes.

John was born near Frisco City, AL, the son of the Rev. Ollie McCrory and Rosa Parmer McCrory. He is survived by his sister, Gloria Erline McClure and husband George of Cantonment, FL; and his sisters-in-law, Pennie McCrory of Mauldin, SC; and Muriel McCrory of Pensacola, FL. He was predeceased by his brothers, Howard McCrory of Frisco City, AL; O’Neil McCrory of Mauldin, SC; and Joel McCrory of Pensacola, FL; as well as his sister, Dr. Nellie McCrory of Gastonia, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

He retired in 2002 as Executive Vice President and General Auditor of BB&T in Wilson, NC, where he worked for 30 years. John was an honors graduate of the Florida State University School of Business. He was also a graduate of banking programs at the University of Wisconsin and Louisiana State University, as well as The Executive Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He had multiple certifications in his career field. A leader in internal auditing, he served for a number of years in elected positions with the Institute of Internal Auditors.

John loved travel with his wife and family, going to many places in the US and overseas. He particularly loved Ireland, the land of his ancestry, and visited there several times. He liked researching the history of his and others’ families, often doing genealogy projects for friends. His keen intellect and insatiable curiosity about the world led him to read and study in many areas. He also loved dogs, especially Susan, the yellow Lab with whom he shared many years.

His passion was golf. John said that his game was more enthusiastic than effective, but he loved being on the golf course, first at Willow Springs Country Club in Wilson and later at Wildwood Green Golf Club in Raleigh, where he served as President of the Senior Men’s Group. He enjoyed studying all aspects of the game of golf, with his greatest interest in golf architecture. John made it a priority to learn the history of various courses and to play them during his travels.

A Celebration of Life will be observed at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, 831 Wake Forest Road, where the family will receive friends from 1:00PM – 2:15PM prior to the service. Burial will follow in the New Spring Section of Historic Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorials to the Nature Conservancy (NC Chapter, 334 Blackwell Street, Suite 300, Durham, NC 27701).


Visitation

04/12/2017

1:00 - 2:15

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home
831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604

Service

04/12/2017

2:30 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home Chapel
831 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604

Guestbook

  1. Shirley Gregory

    Dear Rosellen
    I am so sorry that you have lost your John. I have had him on my mind and prayers since I had that email saying he was having some bad days. I pray you will have extra strength and energy during the next few weeks.
    Love
    Shirley Gregory

  2. Fritz Kindsvatter

    John had such a wonderful sense of humor and was so personable to all that he met. We will all miss him. Let me know if there is anything that Lucy and I can do during and after this time of sorrow and loss.

    Best wishes to you and family.
    Fritz and Lucy Kindsvatter

  3. Vicky Stewart

    This is such a beautifully written tribute to John. I appreciated so much remembering his extremely successful career, and I smiled thinking of how he loved golf, and his many opportunities to travel with Rosellen and the children. I especially was touched by the names I knew from the past like Nellie and Susan, and by those very special names that will be his future, Aidan and Matthew. John truly lived life well, and I celebrate that with all of you who shared his love.

  4. Greta Brunschwyler

    Rosellen, Michael , Jennifer,
    I know that this has been a long, tough struggle.
    My heart is with you all. We are all thinking of you. We really loved seeing John at family events. You guys are wonderful.
    Love & Peace,
    Greta

  5. Peggy Porter

    Rosellen, Jennifer & Michael,
    I have been a John fan since the day of their wedding when I wore my “home made recycled” bridesmaid dress and John never laughed and was so warm and friendly to me. He was a wonderful man.
    Love,
    Peggy

  6. Mark, Chrissy, Charlotte & Violet Brunschwyler

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.

  7. Trish Evans

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I Love you all!!

  8. Vera Gidenko

    Rosellen,

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved John! I pray that you find comfort and peace during this very difficult time.

    Love,

    Vera

  9. Crystal Czeck

    Condolences to your family. Mr. McCrory was a wonderful person with a beautiful spirit. He will be missed very much.

  10. Beverly Ripley

    Dear Rosellen,
    The tribute to honor John was wonderful. Condolences to your family.
    Beverly

  11. Joel and Caroline Gaver

    Dear Rosellen,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Conrad and Judith Donakowski

    Dear Rosellen, Jennifer and Michael,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We hope that you are comforted by many wonderful memories. John was a rare and wonderful man and we will miss having the pleasure of his company at family gatherings.
    The written notice was a beautiful tribute. We didn’t know his father was a minister. We wish we could be at the service and hear more tributes, We will be in prayer during that time so we can join you in your grief.
    We pray that our Dear Heavenly Father will reward John for his many good deeds and bring you a profound solace. Amen.
    Conrad and Judith

  13. Barbara Feaga

    The Feaga family sends sincere regrets to Rosellen and family. We will miss John’s happy smiling face and wish you all blessings for the future.

  14. Nancy Morgan

    Praying for comfort and strength for all of you. I am so sorry that we are unable to come and be with you during this time of your loss of John. He was a very special person and in so many ways reminded me of Granny. We love you all.

  15. Bill and Arlen Rencher

    John had an amazing curiosity and loved learning and exploring the roads less taken. He worked hard. He played hard. Thanks for the wonderful richness you added to our lives over the last fifty-two years. We love you and miss you. Our love and sympathy to Rosellen, Jennifer, Michael, Aiden and Matthew.

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