Wiley McCrary
ARLINGTON -- Wiley Wayne McCrary, 74, passed away on Thursday. Jan. 7, 2016, at an Arlington hospice after a long illness. Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: 1:30 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Lane C. Memorials: Memorial gifts may be made to Mission Arlington. Wiley Wayne was born in Gladewater to Ira David McCrary and Annie E. Moore McCrary. He completed Gladewater High School and went on to The Military Academy at West Point. After graduation, he served as helicopter pilot in Vietnam and Germany. He continued his military service in both active and reserve component until his retirement with the rank of major and was a highly decorated officer. While serving in Germany 47 years ago, he married a beautiful girl, the love of his life, Hannelore Barbara Maurer McCrary. After leaving active duty in the military, Wiley moved to Arlington where he was employed and retired with Lockheed Martin as a financial manager. Since his retirement, he enjoyed church, fishing and traveling until his recent illness. Wiley and Hannelore were members and attended Lake Arlington Baptist Church. Survivors: Wife, Hannelore McCrary; sister, Barbara Ann McCrary Jackson and husband, John, and their daughters, Dana Leachman and Stephanie Robertson and her husband, Hugh; brother, Ira D. McCrary and his daughter, Susan Sullivan; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Hornung; niece, Manuela Huber; nephew, Marcus Hornung; several great-nieces and great-nephews, who will miss him dearly; along with many friends. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233

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  1. Fecitque quod bonum est bonum. Vale, priores socios atque amicos. Vide te mox!

    He did good because he was good. Goodbye, old friend. See you soon!

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