reverend earlmccrady
Reverend Earl Lambert McCrady, 79, of Wayside Drive, Owensboro died on Saturday, April 10, 2004 at his home. He was born on June 12, 1924 in Evans Landing, IN to Elbert Edwin and Lela Madison McCrady. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a lockmaster after 37 years. He was also a U.S. Army veteran with service during the WWII; participated in five major battles including the Battle of The Bulge; a founding member of Owensboro First United Baptist Church; a 50 year member of Owensboro Masonic Lodge #130- F&AM; a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. Preceeding him in death was his parents and 3 brothers, Clyde, Herbert and Charles. Surviving is his wife, Nola Martine Hall McCrady of 61 years of marriage. Also surviving is son, Earl Wayne and Shirley Hodges both of Owensboro. Surviving grandchildren are David Christy McCrady of Philpot; Pamela Tim Goodman of Owensboro; Tony Julia Hodges of Fenton, MO; Cheryl McCrady of Maceo and Donna Lush of Indianapolis, IN. Great grandchildren are Christopher & Lisa Goodman; William & Georgia McCrady; Sophie, Joshua and Dalton Hodges. Surviving brother is W.H. McCrady of Philpot and sister, Edna Purcell of Owensboro. The family wish expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Owensboro First United Baptist Church or Hospice & Pallative Care of Ohio Valley, Inc.

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  1. Bro. Earl was a man strong in his convictions and faith in the Lord. The day that I got saved Bro Earl was the one that asked me where I was going. He looked at me and said, ‘Sis, if you are going to heaven shake my hand.’ I did and I know that I have the

  2. When I come to the end of the road,
    And the sun has set for me,
    I want no tears,
    In a gloom filled room.
    Why cry for a soul set free.
    Gone but never forgotten.
    My love, thoughts, and Prayers, are with all the family.

  3. Mrs. McCrady, Pam and Tim and family,
    Our prayers and sympathy are with you during this difficult time for you all.
    Sue & Wayne Hall

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