Obituary for Timothy McCrory

Ponca City Now - May 25, 2023 4:14 pm

Timothy Irvin McCrory

June 11, 1948 – May 20, 2023

Timothy Irvin McCrory, departed life on 20 May 2023 at his home.

Tim was born 11 June 1948, in Billings, Noble Co., Oklahoma to Samuel Omar McCrory, Jr and Mildred Marie (White) McCrory. He was reared in Blackwell attending public schools of Riverside- Kindergarten, Huston, Lovett Jr High, Blackwell Jr High, and Blackwell High School, graduating in 1966. After graduation Tim worked with his father as an equipment operator of backhoes and trenchers. In 1967 he joined the US Navy going to San Diego, CA boot camp and Interior Communications School. In July 1968 he was assigned to the Destroyer, USS Waldron DD 699, at Norfolk, VA During this time his ship was deployed to the Mediterranean 6th fleet from October 1968 to February 1969 and then again October 1969 to April 1970. Upon return to Norfolk, He was assigned to the Destroyer Tender, USS Yosemite AD 19 at Mayport, Florida with visits to Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas. Tim was honorably discharged from the US Navy on 1 September 1972. He resided in Jacksonville Beach, FL where he worked and attended business school. He returned to Oklahoma in February 1972 and attended Northern Oklahoma College until 1974 then transferring to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK, graduating in 1978 with a BS in accounting. Tim worked at Equity Insurance in Blackwell in 1975, Swan Hose in Stillwater 1978-80, and OSU in the administrative systems development data control center 1980-1990. Tim lived in Perkins, OK from 1983-90, returning to Blackwell in 1991. Tim’s hobbies included scuba diving as a certified diver, flying his own plane as a private pilot, and riding his motorcycle, a Honda 750, new in the day, shooting, reloading his ammo, computers-building his own systems, and astronomy- building his own 13 inch reflective telescope. Some of Tim’s fond memories were flying his plane to the Bahamas and scuba diving with friends. He enjoyed his many interactions with his nieces and nephews supporting them in the growth thru life. This included going with them to the parks and the Legion Swimming Pool. He enjoyed traveling to other parts of our world. He was an avid reader and student of world history.

Tim was a loving and devoted individual particularly to his family, caring for his Mother at home prior to her death.

Tim was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints all of his life. He was a spiritual son of God, a disciple of Jesus Christ, and a Covenant keeping individual.

Tim was preceded in death by his father and mother; He is survived by his brother Rodney and his wife Donna of Shawnee, OK, Sisters Jorja D Clouse of Stillwater, OK and Samie K Newland of Blackhawk, CO., and many nieces and nephews.

One of Tim’s passions was “Trying to awaken people to the divine destiny of the United States and Western Hemisphere in accomplishing God’s Purposes”

Source: Trout Funeral Home