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December 8, 2011
The Town Crier
Memorial services for Joseph D. McCrea, 67, of Cleburne, Texas, were held Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Crosier-Pearson Chapel in Cleburne.

Mr. McCrea passed away Nov. 30. He was born Jan. 7, 1944, in Youngstown, to Joseph and Mary McCrea. He married Elizabeth Darby on July 18, 1967, in Youngstown.

He served his country proudly in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1965. Joseph worked for U.S. Steel of Youngstown; Brown and Root Commanche Peak in Glen Rose, Texas; Technical Chemical Company in Cleburne; Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas, where he retired from; and most recently with his sons at Lone Star Collision Center in Cleburne.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Libby; daughter, Cindy Bryan and her husband Eric Sheppard; sons Joseph McCrea and his wife Lori, and Ralph McCrea and his wife Nikki, all of Cleburne; six grandsons, Tanner, Clayton and Kevin Bryan, Ean and Rustin McCrea, and Jordan Essary; four granddaughters, Megan and Lindsey McCrea, and Megan and Kalee Tarpley, all of Cleburne, Texas; sister, Pat and Joe Szabados and their family of Ohio; brother, Bill and Shirley McCrea and family of Florida; other family members, Pat and Joel Jackson and family of Arlington, Texas; Sue and Sam Fenstermacher of Cleburne, Texas; Bill and Laurie Darby and family of Spring, Texas, Ralph and Judy Darby and family of Glen Rose, Texas, Mike and Cathy Darby and family of Cleburne, Texas; Josette and Randy Fullen and family of Joshua and other family members from Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Joseph McCrea, brother Ernest McCrea and a sister, Judy McCrea Buckley.

You may sign his guestbook or view the photo and obituary at

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