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Glen Houston McCrory, Jr.

Obituary for Glen Houston McCrory, Jr.

June 3, 1946 - January 4, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 71


Lifelong resident of San Antonio, Glen McCrory, passed away January 4, 2018. He descended from early Texas settlers in Fayette County, Texas. Following family tradition, he raised cattle on the original McCrory land and held a deep love and loyalty to his heritage.

Glen joined the U.S. Navy in 1966 and completed two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a PBR Sailor, EN3, special warfare combat crewman, Brown Water Navy. He performed more than 200 combat patrols. In recognition of service to his country, he was awarded the following:

Navy Commendation with Combat V
Presidential Unit Citation PUC
Combat Action Ribbon CAR
Navy Unit Commendation NUC
RVN Gallantry Cross
Vietnam Service Medal w/ Silver Star
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unfortunately, the effects of heavy exposure to the chemical "Agent Orange" would return home with him.
Glen went on to work thirty-six years as an engineer for Southern Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads.

He is survived by wife, Sue; son, Sam; step-daughter, Michelle Christopher; granddaughter, Courtney Christopher; grandson, Sean Christopher; great-granddaughters, Harley and Madison. Not much made Glen happier than to have Harley come through our door calling for the "Pap". Any wish or want she had was his command.

Also survived by the nephew he loved like a brother, Tim Horgan (Cindy); nieces, Lisa (Horgan) Barnes, Blake and Piper Barnes; niece Judy Temple (Lee); niece, Deborah Armstrong (Dale); nephew, Geoff Seckman; very special friends, Bur and Mary Jackson (San Antonio) and Arnold Doudney (Oklahoma); Bill Christopher (San Antonio).

I hope you are fishing at the coast you so loved. I hope you are riding your horse, checking your cattle, checking your fences. I hope you are driving your '49 Ford and your Mustang as fast as you like, and the purple sage you so loved is in bloom forever. A kinder, gentler, more loving man does not exist.
The "light" in my life is gone and my heart is broken. I will see you on the other side, my love.

1:45 P.M.

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