Fred V. McCrarey, 91, died February 18 at his home in Somerset.
Born in Bell County to the late Fred G. and Alma Erie Hoskins McCrarey, he was also preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Harold; two sisters, Vina Irene and Audrey, and three half-siblings, Laura Stano, Robert McCrarey, and Amanda Blanton.
He left home for World War II and landed on the beaches of Normandy in 1944, and later that year fought in the Battle of the Bulge, serving three tours in the U.S. Army in General Patton’s Fifth Army.
He later worked in the coalmines and at General Motors in Detroit, Mich., and worked for 35 years as a job setter for Rolling Mills.
He was a 32nd degree Mason.
Surviving are his wife, Juanita Adams McCrarey; a sister Alma Christine of Corbin; two daughters, Deborah McCrarey-Flynn and husband Mark, and Alma L. McCrarey-Hinojosa and husband Arnie; a son Fredrick W. McCrarey and wife Cheryll; seven grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held February 21 in Pineville.