Rodney Roy McCrary

June 14, 1949 ~
November 28, 2022

Rodney Roy McCrary, age 73, of Kentwood, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022, in the loving care of his family. Rod grew up in Saginaw and went to Arthur Hill High School. He raised his family in Caseville, Michigan and moved to Grand Rapids in 1992. He retired after 20 years of service for Michigan Veteran Homes of Grand Rapids. Rod was proud to be a member and president of the Union. He cherished spending time with his kids, grandsons and extended family. His favorite pastimes included watching his grandsons’ sports games, watching the Detroit Tigers (and watching the Detroit Lions lose), going out to eat, or playing ball. He will be especially missed for his sense of humor, friendship, generous heart and his love and pride in his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rolland and Ila Mae McCrary; sister, Tina Gee; brother-in-law, Antonio Vescio and nephew, Dennis David Durek Jr. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Michael McCrary, Stacey (Robert) Brandow; grandsons, Lucas and Gavin Brandow; siblings, Mary Jo (Dennis) Durek, Debra Chinery, Kathy Rourke; nieces and nephews, Melissa (Shawn), Fred, Tony, Angelina, Carey (Diane), Duane, Shawn; many great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood. Relatives and friends may meet the family for visitation on Friday, December 2, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home, as well as an hour prior to the service on Saturday. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Michigan Veteran Homes https://www.michigan.gov/mvh/locations/grand-rapids

Visitation
Friday, December 2
2:00pm - 4:00pm

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Visitation
Friday, December 2
6:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Visitation
Saturday, December 3
11:00am - 11:45am

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Funeral Service
Saturday, December 3
12:00pm

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Leave Your Tribute Message

December 02, 2022 8:08pm
Rod was a great man. Taught me a lot about Unions back in my day! Always had jokes!! Thanks for everything you taught me! You will be missed. in Soldarity

- Ronnie Skorupski

December 01, 2022 8:07am
Rod was so much fun. Enjoyed having him as AFSCME Local President. Many fond memories. You will be missed.

- Pat Phillips




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