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Jerry Dean McCready SR, age 78

Jerry Dean McCready SR, 78, passed away June 19, 2021. He was born January 5, 1943 in Jones, Louisiana to David Earl McCready and Edna Lee Harris- McCready.

Jerry enjoyed fishing and hunting with his Air Force buddies, playing cards and dominos, and playing on his iPad. He loved spending time with family and friends.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents; brother Billy McCready; and nephew Toby Adams.

Jerry is survived by his wife Glenda Sue Henderson-McCready; children Jerry McCready JR (Melissa) and Andy McCready (Janette); grandchildren Cody McCready (Veronica), Tyler McCready, and Sydney McCready; great grandchild Sophia; siblings Arnold McCready (Sue) and Wanda Adams (Bud); favorite fishing buddy (Glenda’s twin sister) Brenda Mealer; and many other friends and family.

Visitation is Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 6-8pm at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville. Funeral Service will be Friday, June 25, 2021 at 10am at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville. Burial will follow at Sidon Cemetery in Sidon, Arkansas.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


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  • Windell Poole Posted June 23, 2021 8:37 AM

    A great guy and a loving uncle to me. i will miss him.
    I know he is in a better place and I look forward to seeing him again.

  • Andrea Poole Posted June 23, 2021 9:47 AM

    Love my Uncle jerry

  • Beverly Simms Posted June 23, 2021 11:43 AM

    We lived out of state when I was a child We would travel hours to see Uncle David an Aunt Edna We cousins would meet up an visit an fish Jerry was my fishing teacher we could not get enough of his company I loved him Fly high Jerry u have beat the odds ur whole life God rest ur soul

  • Gabriel A Jones Posted June 23, 2021 1:41 PM

    I loved you so much

  • Danielle Young Posted June 23, 2021 7:43 PM

    Love Uncle Jerry was always so sweet!! Had the best outlook on life!! Now you can fish everyday!! We love ya

  • Melissa McCready Posted June 23, 2021 8:17 PM

    You excepted me as part of your family 29 years when I married your son JJ. I couldn’t have asked for a better father in law. I love and miss you terribly but I know you are in a better place. Give our 4 daughters hugs for us and tell them we love them and that you are their grandpa they never got to meet on earth. RIP.

  • Debra (Wright) Grimmett Posted June 24, 2021 7:52 AM

    My sister and I went to school with JJ and Andy. Mr. McCready would come pick us up and let all of his kids play together. I remember one time it snowed and he took us to the school and let us play in the snow we had a snowball fight. He didn’t have to invest that time in our lives, but he did. He made a difference in my life even though I never got to tell him. Thank you Mrs. Glenda, JJ, and Andy for sharing your time with two girls from the other side of the tracks.

  • Shelia Meabon Brooks Posted June 24, 2021 10:04 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Love- NEHS Class of 1988

  • Jordan Lee Posted June 24, 2021 1:36 PM

    Mr Jerry was a kind soul that anyone would have been lucky to be around. You knew you were loved by him the minute you walked in his front door. Thankful we got to grow up around him and know him all our lives. He considered all of us kids his grand children even though we were technically his blood. You never knew he struggled physically, he never let those battles show on the outside, his spirit was High no matter what and most of All He loved the Lord and professed it daily.
    I’ll miss the random Facebook group messages He would include me in that said nothing more than “have a great day or that He loved all of us in Jesus’s name.”

    I know he’s rejoicing in eternity without pain in the presence of His Lord and Savior

  • carie shaffer Posted June 24, 2021 6:14 PM

    Mr. Mccready was one of the most amazing human beings I’ve ever known in my entire life. I will always be grateful for some of the things this family did for me as a young person lost in the world. I was just a kid back then and he taught me so many things. I knew back then and know to this day that his life has been nothing short of a miracle. My deepest condolences and prayers goes out to the family.

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