Frank M. McCrory Jr.


Francis Martin "Frank" McCrory, Jr., 75 years of age, died Sunday, May 12th at University Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born December 23, 1943 in Louisville to the late Charlotte (Wright) and Francis M. McCrory, Sr. He was a 1961 graduate of St. Xavier High School and former owner/operator of Thoroughbred Warehouse & Plastic Recyclers in Louisville having retired in 2013. Frank served in the Kentucky Air National Guard and had a great love of sports especially the University of Kentucky Basketball and watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate. He became a hot air balloon pilot in 1989 and flew the John Jones GMC balloon for many years. Frank continued to fly and loved ballooning and all the many friends he made in his travels. He will especially miss the family he made in Albuquerque, NM and Kingsport, TN.
Survivors include: Wife of 51 years, Beverly J. Tabler McCrory; daughter, Dawn McCrory Jewell; grandchildren, Alex Jewell and Evan Jewell; great-grandchildren, Chase Sharp and Charlotte Sharp; siblings; Dennis McCrory (Dodie), Judy Werst (Bill), Patsy Unclebach (Buz) and Walter McCrory (Cindy).

Visitation will be held 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday, May 16th and after 10:00 am Friday, May 17th at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Rd., New Albany, Indiana. His funeral service will be held 12 noon Friday at the Kraft Chapel with private burial to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
Expressions of sympathy may go to Harbor House of Louisville or Balloon Society of Kentucky.

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Phyllis Hughes and Doug
May 15, 2019
We are so sorry and sad about Frank's fatal accident. He was always so much fun to be with. We have a lot of happy memories with Frank and you. May you find peace. Prayers for you and your family.
Dean and Dana Portman
May 15, 2019
Peace be with you Frank. It was an honor to walk and talk with you.