James "Jim" McCrory

Born: Wed., Nov. 4, 1925
Died: Wed., Jun. 1, 2016


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 03, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Jun. 04, 2016
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. James O. “Jim” McCrory, age 90, of Robinson, IL, died Wednesday June 1, 2016 at 5:00 AM at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, IL, following several years of declining health.

Born November 4, 1925 in West York, Clark County, IL, he was the son of Harris and Zelpha (Clements) McCrory.  On January 17, 1947 he married Geraldine L. “Gerry” Swope and she preceded him in death March 25, 2015.  

Immediately after High School graduation Jim was drafted and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1st Division in the South Pacific during World War II.  He  retired from Marathon Oil Company, Robinson, IL in 1984, as a he Foreman in the Machine Shop for 37 ½ years.  He was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Robinson, IL; a member of E.M. Coulter Post #69, American Legion, Robinson, IL; VFW Post #4549, Robinson, IL. Jim progressed through the “Chairs” becoming Exalted Ruler, of B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1188, Robinson, IL; and a 63 year member of Masonic Lodge #250, Robinson, IL. Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Danville, and a member of the Eastern Illinois Sportsman’s Club, Robinson, IL.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, James “Noble” and Judy McCrory, Lawrenceville, IL; daughters and son-in-law, Mrs. Janice Davis, Robinson, IL; Cindy and Rich Ackman, Grant, FL; five grandchildren, Darren and Carmen Davis, Robinson, IL; Sara Davis, Robinson, IL; Perry and Andrea Davis, Strasburg, IL; Jacie and Aaron Carter, Lawrenceville, IL; Jennifer and Bill Lind, Hoopeston, IL; three step grandchildren, Christina and Tom Hess, Vincennes, IL; Troy and Sandy Ackman, Johnsburg, IL; Lani Ackman, Pawnee, IL; nine great grandchildren; six step great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Doris Dolson, West Union, IL; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Wanda Swope, Robinson, IL along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Jim in death were his parents; a son-in-law, Gary L. Davis in 2009; brothers, Noble McCrory in 1921; Chancy McCrory in 1983; Robert McCrory in 1970, Ausby “Shorty” Clements, 2014; sisters, Mary Crabtree, 1989; Myrtle Beabout, 2013 and Velda Griffith, 2014.

Funeral services will be Saturday June 4, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Bro. Joe D. Griffith officiating. Burial will follow funeral services in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, IL.  Visitation will be held Friday June 3, 2016 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Elks Tribute conducted at 7:00 PM.  Military graveside rites provided by the E.M. Coulter Post #69, American Legion, AMVETS Post #33, Palestine, IL and VFW Post #4549, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Elks Children’s Care Corporation or the VFW Post #4549, Transportation Fund, Robinson, IL, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Sharon McCrory Laswell
   Posted Wed June 01, 2016
It is hard to even put into words how I loved Uncle Jim. Not just because of how he reminded me so much of Daddy, but he was funny and his smile when he saw you said how much he loved you, too. Caught me kissing a boy outside the swimming pool one night; didn't say a word to me, but the look was enough! Spending time in the summer with Cindy are some of my favorite memories. Family reunions, hearing our dads laugh, eating our aunts wonderful food, and popcorn and Pepsi Sunday nights. Janice, Noble, Cindy, I love you all so much. Sending a long distance hug....a Big Joe Hug!

   Posted Thu June 02, 2016
To Jim's family: My husband and I are sorry about Jim. He was a very nice person and will be missed greatly. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Randy Fuller
   Posted Thu June 02, 2016
My heart is with each of you. I met Jim thru the Elks many years ago. He has always been a dear friend, and advisor. The world lost a great man. I hope you are all doing ok!

Debbie & Jay Nichols
   Posted Fri June 03, 2016
To the Davis Family, So very sorry to hear of your loss of your father, grandfather. I know he was close with his family and he lived a long life with all of your love. Our deepest condolences...

Barbara Murray Kipple
   Posted Sat June 04, 2016
My sincere condolences to the McCrory Family in the loss of Jim. May God comfort you all.
In deepest sympathy and love,

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