Dale McCreery, 99, of Milan and formerly of Norwalk, died Monday morning, Feb. 5, 2007, in Fisher-Titus Medical Center.
He was born May 1, 1907, in Vickery, to Carmi and Maude (Stout) McCreery, now deceased. He was a 1925 graduate of Fremont High School and was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Norwalk. He was a 60-year member of Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge 64, Norwalk, and was a 56-year member of Eagles Aerie 711 in Norwalk. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard. He was a former truck driver and mechanic for Norwalk Truck Lines retiring in 1969 and also worked at Linwood Garage in Norwalk. As a young man he was paid $1 per week to light the fire at the one room school in Vickery and worked at Stacey’s Dairy; for the railroad-Vickery side track; Wahl Construction; Bennett Flying Service in Kansas City giving flight lessons; Herbrand Forging Plant in Fremont; and drove semi-truck with his brother.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald (Sue) McCreery of Milan with whom he made his home for the last four years, and Dale C. (Dorothy) McCreery of League City, Texas; granddaughters and their spouses, Tracy McCreery (Thom Wham) of St. Louis, Mo., Kelly (Chris) Tatem of Milan, and Mary (Larry) Currie of League City; three great-grand children, Jessica and Daniel Tatem of Milan and Clint Currie of League City; and by his sister, Eileen Zimmerman of Fremont.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ethel (Rudy) McCreery, in 1998; his brothers, Carlton “Tiny” McCreery, Harold McCreery and Clarence McCreery, in infancy; and by his sister, Mildred McCreery at age 13.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. Friday until the service at noon in St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 243 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. The Rev. Fred Wiechers will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Memory Gardens, Clyde.
Memorial contributions maybe made to St. Peter Lutheran Church Bus Fund, 243 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, OH 44857.
Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to edwalkerfuneralhome.com