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Larkin McCreary

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1934-2021

Larkin Warn McCreary was born Sept. 8, 1934, to Amos Wilson McCreary and Ara Dee Ward McCreary. Larkin was named for his great-grandfather, Larkin Warn Ward. Larkin was known as Dub or L.W.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons: Charles Ray and Robert Eugene McCreary; granddaughter, Bernadette McCreary; brother, Amos Ward McCreary and sister, Benny Jean McCreary Williams.

His is survived by his wife of 43 years, Wanda Rae Kellner McCreary; daughter, Virginia McCreary Fisher and her husband, Bob; son, Larry Wayne McCreary and wife, Shirley; two stepchildren: Jimmie Rae Smith and William Charles Smith; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one step-granddaughter, Elisabeth Ameris Miller.

Larkin attended school at China Grove before moving to Dallas in the 1940s. As a teen he began working parttime delivering work for Dallas Blue. He worked his way up and was transferred to Shreveport, Louisiana. Larkin raised his four children in Shreveport.

In 1980, Larkin and his wife moved to Canton. He managed the print shop for Ridgeways on Oaklawn, Dallas. After retiring from Ridgeways, Larkin opened his own printshop, Comet Printing Co. He later sold Comet Printing Co. to Winning Strategies. Larkin was a member of the Canton Lions Club, an active member and Past Master of the Castillian Lodge, past board member of the Van Zandt Fair Association.

At the time of his death, he was a member of the First Assembly of God in Mabank. Larkin served as head deacon at Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Shreveport, LA in the 1950s.

Larkin loved the Lord and cheerfully went home to be with him at 3:05 p.m. Jan. 25, 2021. Interment was in Haven of Memories under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home.