OBITUARY

Francis "Frank" Martin McCrory Jr.

December 23, 1943May 12, 2019
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Francis Martin “Frank” McCrory, Jr., 75 years of age, died Sunday, May 12th at University Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born December 23, 1943 in Louisville to the late Charlotte (Wright) and Francis M. McCrory, Sr. He was a 1961 graduate of St. Xavier High School and was former owner/operator of Thoroughbred Warehouse & Plastic Recyclers in Louisville having retired in 2013. He was a formerly in the Air National Guard and had a great love of sports, especially baseball, softball and all things University of Kentucky. He became a hot air balloon pilot in 1989 and flew the John Jones GMC balloon for many years. Frank continued to fly and loved ballooning and all the many friends he made in his travels.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Beverly J. Tabler McCrory; daughter, Dawn McCrory Jewell; grandchildren, Alex Jewell and Evan Jewell; great grandchildren, Chase Sharp and Charlotte Sharp; siblings; Dennis McCrory (Dodie), Judy Werst (Bill), Patsy Unclebach (Buz), Walter McCrory (Cindy). Visitation will be held 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursday, May 16th and after 10:00 am Friday, May 17th at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Rd., New Albany, Indiana. His funeral service will be held 12 noon Friday at the Kraft Chapel with private burial to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park

Online condolences to www.kraftfs.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 17, 2019

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Francis "Frank" Martin McCrory Jr.

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Michael Mathes

May 16, 2019

Beverly I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Frank. I remember him well. I will be praying for you and your family. Hopefully time will help you recover. Gone forever but never forgotten. I remember seeing you and Frank a long time ago. Frank was a great guy and I am sure a great husband and father.

Andrée & Mike Barnes

May 16, 2019

Bev,
We are so sad to hear the news of Frank. He was the best neighbor & friend, ever...always helping with anything needed. (staying up to wee hours w/ Mike putting together a basketball goal for Zachariah from Santa)
He was so kind and generous to all. I remember him tethering his balloon at The Berry-twist to let all the kids go up.
His contagious smile was as big as all the children’s.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
With love, Andrée, Mike & Zachariah

Michele & Russ Davis

May 15, 2019

Beverly, Dawn & Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. Always enjoyed listening to Frankie's tales & glib remarks! Rest in Peace Frankie!

Stephanie Norris

May 14, 2019

Dawn,

I never had the pleasure of meeting your dad, but based on the wonderful person you are, I am sure he was an angel! My thoughts and prayers are with you, your mom, and the rest of the family. If you ever want to talk, you know I'm always here. Love you!

Stephanie Norris

Darlene Saavedra

May 14, 2019

We had the pleasure of being Frank & Bev's extended family in Albuquerque. We looked forward to seeing them every year. Our hearts are saddened but at the same time we are thankful that Frank was a part of our life. Our condolences go out to Bev and her family for their loss. Our prayers are with you all during this very hard time. We love you Bev!

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