Rev. Neal C. McCory, Sr. age 92 years, of Brownstown died peacefully Tuesday, October 18, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Neal was born March 12, 1930 in Jackson County to the late James Frederick and Nancy Lee Cockerham McCory. He attended Clearsprings High School and then served his country in the U. S. Army receiving a Korean Service Medal and a United Nations Service Medal. Neal married the love of his life, Susan Jane Cummings, March 12, 1959 in Norman, IN, and she preceded in death September 30, 2022 after 63 years of marriage.
Neal worked for Harley Bag, Co., in Seymour for 25 years, retiring in 1987 and was also a carpenter. Rev. McCory also was Pastor of the Freetown Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ for 35 years, and was the residing Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ, Inc. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, and papaw. He leaves behind a blessed family, who kept a constant vigil at his side in the closing days of his life. They wept at his passing but rejoice at having had such a remarkable man as the patriarch of their family. He loved and served the Lord faithfully, had the heart of a servant, and gave generously, making an indelible mark on many lives. He was one of the finest and most honorable men of his time.
Visitation will be today, Friday, October 21, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Freetown Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ, 6892 N. Hayes Ave., Freetown, IN 47235 and Saturday from 11:30 a. m. until the time of service at 1:00 p. m. at the church. Rev. Tim Brown and Rev. Ben McCory will officiate.
Rev. McCory is survived by his four devoted children, Neal C. “Sonny” McCory, Jr. (Pamela), Connie S. Brown (Rev. Tim), Glenda K. Spall (Larry), and Rex L. McCory (Tina); 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren; sister, Randa Skaggs (Glen).
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry and James; and three sisters, Barbara, Joan, and Joyce.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Freetown Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ.
Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel, Indianapolis, IN, is honored to serve the McCory family. www.shirleybrothers.com.