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1932 Robert 2024

Robert McCrory

January 3, 1932 — April 15, 2024

Robert L. McCrory, 92 of Trussville, went home to be with our Lord on April 15, 2024.  He is survived by his wife of almost 70 years, E. Jane McCrory, his daughter Julia McCrory Thurman, and her husband David; his son R. Scott McCrory, and his wife Courtney; granddaughters, Kelcey Flynn (Daniel) and Mary Kate McCrory and grandsons Derek Thurman (Morgan) and Tyler McCrory; as well as two great-grandchildren, Daniel Flynn, III (Trip) and Titus Flynn.

Robert was a graduate of Hewitt-Trussville high school, where he lettered in baseball, football, and basketball.  He graduated from Auburn University in 1954 with a degree in Agricultural Engineering.   He was also a member of the Army ROTC along with several honor societies.  After Auburn, Robert served in the Army, being promoted to First Lieutenant with an assignment that concluded with a year in Germany during the Korean War.   

After his time in the Army ended with an honorable discharge, he returned to Trussville to join the family dairy business.  Robert worked with his father, Lewis Herschel or “L.H.”, in the dairy business until the herd was sold in 1972.  After a time as a surveyor and looking for another career, Robert went back to school and received his accounting equivalency from UAB in 1975.   He passed his CPA exam and spent another twenty years working for the firm of Dent, Baker and Company.  He continued as a “part-time” farmer until well after his retirement.

Robert was an active member of his church, Clay Alliance Church, serving it for over 50 years in many capacities including Elder, Governing Board Member and Sunday School Teacher.  He also served as the pro-bono auditor for the Southern District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.  Additionally, he was a member of Rotary International and Gideons International and was always involved in his community.  He was an avid supporter of organizations that served those in greatest need, including those in other countries through the spread of God’s word and gospel, which continued until the end of his life.  He loved his family and was active in supporting them and spending time with them.   He will be greatly missed, but we will see him again one day.

A visitation will be held Monday, April 22nd at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville at 1 pm.   There will be a small graveside service at 2 pm in the Gardens.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, April 22, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Highway, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Graveside Service

Monday, April 22, 2024

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Jefferson Memorial Gardens East

1591 Gadsden Hwy, AL 35235

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