Aubrey "Orb" McCrary, 61, of Penrose, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at St. Joseph's Critical Care Unit in Asheville, NC. A native of Transylvania County, he was the son of Myrtle Hoxit McCrary and the late Louis Sherwood McCrary. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his nephew, Travis Lee Cox.
Aubrey was a loving and caring son and brother to his mother, sisters and brother. A quiet man with a gentle soul, always giving what he had to help others in need, even if it meant doing without, himself. His love for life, especially after surviving cancer was beyond measure. He would often tell his family about his desires to help those he met that were less fortunate than himself.
His survivors include his mother, Myrtle H. McCrary (Ed Smith); his brother Sherwood McCrary, of Penrose, sisters Annette McCrary and Brenda M. Whitmire, both of Penrose; niece Brittany Cox Maybin (Seldon) of Zirconia, NC; nephew Dylan Blake Zachary of Brevard; great- niece Leah Maybin and great-nephew Ethan Maybin; special aunts Davida Hayes and Sandy Hoxit as well as other aunts and uncles; his good friend Dwain Cox; and his best fur friend, Buster.
Graveside Services for Aubrey McCrary will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Crab Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Van Whitmire officiating.
The family offers its special thanks to the staff of St. Joseph's Critical Care Unit for the wonderful and unwavering care of Aubrey during his last days.
August 28, 2018