Charles Walker McCrary Jr. ’56

Charles Walker McCrary Jr. '56Local industrialist Charles Walker McCrary Jr. passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at his home in Asheboro with his loving family by his side.

He was born May 15, 1934, in Randolph County.

He is the son of the late Charles Walker McCrary and Julia English McCrary.

Charles graduated from Asheboro High School and attended Davidson College majoring in English. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in the Panama Canal in 1956-1958. He retired third generation President and CEO of Acme-McCrary Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Sapona Manufacturing. He also served many years as a Director and Officer of Randolph Oil Company, Director of Randolph Hospital and Wells Fargo Bank and Trust and a Director and Officer of Acme-McCrary & Sapona Foundation.

Charles was a life-long member of First United Methodist Church and an avid hunter and fisherman. Most weekends one could find him piddling on his boat at Badin Lake. He was a HAM radio operator and self-proclaimed electronics guru. Charles never knew a stranger and was a generous friend and mentor to all.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth McCrary Simmons.

Charles is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Susan Noble McCrary; daughter Suzanne English McCrary; son, Charles Walker McCrary III and wife Shannon; grandchildren, Samantha Grace McCrary and Charles Walker McCrary IV; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 17, from 5-7 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, N.C.

The funeral service will be held Monday, July 18, 2016, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 224 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, with his pastors the Rev. Lynda Ferguson and Dr. Donald Haynes officiating. Burial will follow at the city cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Randolph County Honor Guard.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all his devoted caregivers.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to First United Methodist Church, 224 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC 27203; or Randolph Hospital Community Health Foundation, 364 White Oak St., Asheboro, NC 27204-1048.

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