James David McCrary

August 29, 1938April 4, 2019

James David McCrary, 80, of El Dorado, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019 at his residence. He was born August 29, 1938 to Joseph and Augusta McCrary in El Dorado, AR.

He was a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, worked for the State of Arkansas as Sanitarian Supervisor, and was a member of West Side Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge. David was a Scout Master and enjoyed camping all across the country.

Preceding him in death are his parents; sister, Joan Tanner; and brother, John McCrary.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Connie Lou Pierson McCrary; two daughters, Susan Vinson (Darrel), Brenda Owens (Greg); son, Kirk McCrary (Michelle) all of El Dorado; four grandchildren, Jessica McCrary, Anna Pittman (Benton), Addison Owens, and Brandon Gatlin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2019 at West Side Baptist Church with Rev. Gerald Perry officiating. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Young’s Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730.

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  • Memorial Service Sunday, April 7, 2019

James David McCrary

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Katherine Earlywine

April 13, 2019

David was a great supervisor and mentor. He was the smartest man I ever met. I was glad to have him on my life.

Mary Williams

April 6, 2019

David's Family;
David brought enjoyment to the workplace at Area VI Office. Intelligent and witty. He could prank and take a prank. I remember the day he was sitting at the table with his feet propped up on the table. A co-worker, who is also witty, just blurted out, "ALF". (referring to the TV Alien with short legs). We all burst out in laughter. He was also famous for his minute taking of meetings--PICTURES. He could repeat almost every word of the meeting from his artwork. When I think of David, I smile. He brought joy to us all. You are in my prayers at this time.