May 29, 1943 – Dec. 19, 2012
Scio, Oregon

William C. (Bill) McCready, 69, of Scio, passed away at his home in Scio, OR after a long illness.

He was born in Aberdeen, WA, on May 29, 1943, to John and Betty McGuire, and shortly after was adopted by Ivan and Ida McCready.  He graduated from Stayton High School in 1961, and attended OCE (WOU), OSU and Chemeketa Community College.  He retired as the Chief Refrigeration Engineer after 49 years at NorPac Foods, Inc. in Stayton, OR.

Bill was a committed follower of Jesus Christ, not only in words and deed, but in heart and soul. He was a member of Scio Baptist Church for many years, serving as Deacon for many years and Commander of AWANA Clubs.  Active in the community, he served on the Scio School Board for over 23 years; the Scio Fire Board for 9 years; Oregon State Foster Parent Board; Cascade Foothill Squares Dance Club Board; Oregon Connections Academy Board; Toastmasters; Scout Master for BSA; worked as a Reserve Officer for Stayton and Linn County Deputy Sherriff; was a volunteer for the Scio Boy’s and Girl’s Club; and the Technology Department for the Scio School District. He loved the outdoors and especially fishing!

He married Sharon Bolman McCready on January 27, 1967, in Seattle, WA.

Bill is survived by his wife, Sharon and his 4 children:  William P. (Bill) McCready, Timothy A. McCready, Rebecca S. Fink, and Benjamin C. McCready; his 9 grandchildren: Liam Fink, Mac McCready, Ana McCready, Ally Fink, Ian McCready, Rachel McCready, Zoe McCready, Isabelle McCready, and Xander McCready; his 2 sisters: Suzy Bates and Gloria Rodgers.  He was also a Foster Parent to numerous children.  Those immediate family members who have preceded him in death: Benny McCready, Carolee Bay, Marveen McCready, and his parents.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 28th from 6 – 8 pm at Weddle Funeral Chapel, Stayton. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 29th at 2:00 pm at Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St. Salem, OR.

Memorial contributions to Camp Tadmor.

Arrangements entrusted to Weddle Funeral Services Stayton, OR.

3 thoughts on “WILLIAM C. (BILL) McCREADY”

  1. When I saw Uncle Bill at the hospital, he was eager to go home and be with family. I told him that I would come by and pester him there. Before I got to Scio he went to our home in heaven and is now with more family than I ever knew, I look forward to the time when I can pester him again and hear that laugh. Bill McCready touched many lives and will be missed but not forgotten.

  2. I am so glad that we were abke to know Bill and for the times we had together at Scio Baptist. Bill had a servants heart and was dedicated to his family and friends. We know that he will be missed greatly here, but we are comforted knowing he is with our heavenly Father. Our prayers with you all. -Bill and Cindy Conn

  3. I just learned of Bill’s death. He was a good friend who I met through work. Bill brought me into the computer age through a little cajoling and lots of kind training and lots of laughter. At our lunches and eventually through computer chats, I was always glad to hear of his growing family as he did his genealogy research. I enjoyed the pictures he shared of past family members and remember the pride in his voice as he spoke of his children and eventually grandchildren. My condolences to his family, but I know he is enjoying his time with God as he finds out just how extended his family is. Thanks Bill and I will remember you with fondness.

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