Ronald Mabry McCravy, 81, of Mountain View, Missouri departed this life on December 29, 2013 at Mountain View Healthcare, Mountain View, Missouri. He was born July 31, 1932 in Corso, Missouri, the son of Charles Otis and Naomi Belle (Mabry) McCravy.
A Celebration of Life will be held March 15, 2014 at United Methodist Church, Mountain View. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Yarber Mortuary.
Ron graduated from Mexico High School in Mexico, Missouri in 1950. He then joined the U.S. Air Force in 1951 earning proficiency of Turret System Mechanic for B-26, B-29, and B-50 airplanes. He was a member of the 55th air borne squadron, which received presidential citations for its service. He was honorably discharged in April, 1956.
He was united in marriage to Mary Laveta Adams on December 29, 1956 and to this union two children were born, Ian Keith and Mary Dawn.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary, of the home in Mountain View; one son, Ian McCravy of the St. Louis, MO area; one daughter, Dawn Stewart of Mountain View; grandchildren,
Tessa McCravy, R.J. McCravy and Anthea Adam & husband, Paul Joseph Adam and great grandchildren,
Krista Grace Adam and Michael Joseph Adam, all of the St. Louis area.
Ron was employed by McDonnell Douglas in production control until his retirement. He was inducted into the Square Dance Callers Hall of Fame in 2002.