William B. McCrory, Jr.

Published 2:01 pm Monday, May 11, 2015

William B. McCrory, Jr., 89, of Huntsville passed away early Saturday.

Dr. McCrory served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Birmingham-Southern, graduated from Southern School of Optometry and was a beloved optometrist until retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William B. McCrory, Sr. and Eva Estelle Stabler McCrory; wife, Maxine McCrory; and son, Donald McCrory.

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Survivors include son, Alan McCrory, MD, and wife, Molly, of Huntsville; sister, Ellann McCrory, MD, of Ft. Payne; brother, Lee McCrory and wife, Bonnie, of Semmes; grandchildren, Megan and Emily McCrory of Daphne, and Cole and Cayla Whitehurst of Huntsville; and one niece, Esther McCrory Petronis and husband Colin, of Mobile. He is also survived by his companion, Dean Davis of Pelham.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 14, at Magnolia Cemetery in Greenville.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Jeremy Russell, Hospice of North Alabama, and the caring staff of Floyd “Tut” Fann State Veteran’s Home.