William Russell McCreary, Sr.April 2, 1948 - September 23, 2022
Posted on September 26, 2022 at 1:29 PM • 1 Comment
William Russell McCreary, Sr., 74, of Little Indian Creek passed away Friday, September 23, 2022, at his home. Born April 2, 1948, in Harlan, KY, he was the son of the late James Milton and Madge Browning McCreary.
Russell was a member of the Indian Gap Baptist Church and an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War where he received a Purple Heart. He was also a retiree of Arch Coal.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved son, James Steven McCreary; brother, Charles McCreary; and sister-in-law, Jane McCreary.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Ella Lorene Elliott McCreary; daughter, Rita Deanne McKeehan and Allen McKeehan of Corbin, KY; son, William (Bill) Russell McCreary, Jr., of Tampa, FL; granddaughter, Brittany Lawson (Bill Masters) of Barbourville, KY; grandson, A.J. McKeehan of Corbin, KY; brother, David McCreary of Corbin, KY; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 1:00 P.M. in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Johnson, Bro. Randy Johnson, and Bro. Glen Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Wells Cemetery in Little Indian Creek with full military honors conducted by the D.A.V. Chapter 158. The Patriot Guard Riders will escort the funeral procession.
Pallbearers will be Jason McCreary, Mike Jackson, Brian Elliott, Jeremy Elliott, Jordan Elliott, Josh Elliott, Carl Bolton, and Bill Masters. Honorary Pallbearers will be A.J. McKeehan, Allen McKeehan, Glen Wilson, Larry Johnson, Harold Trosper, Harold Farmer, Jerry Cassidy, and members of the Indian Gap Baptist Church.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 28, 5 – 8 P.M. at Hart Funeral Home in Corbin, KY.