William Witherspoon McCrary III, died Saturday, May 4, 2013. He was born in 1929, in Little Rock, to William W. McCrary Jr. and Marjorie McCrary, and grew up in Lonoke. He was a graduate of Lonoke High School and earned bachelor degrees from Davidson College and Morris Harvey College. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Following his graduation from Davidson, he served in the United States Air Force and retired from the West Virginia Air National Guard in 1984. He was retired from the West Virginia Public Service Commission as a Rate Analyst.

Survivors include his wife Kathryn Hickman McCrary; daughter, Elizabeth McCrary Bedini and husband Anthony; son, George William McCrary and wife Carol; granddaughters, Samantha Susan McCrary and Sarah Elizabeth Bedini, all of Raleigh, N.C.; sister, Ann McSwain of Lonoke; brother, Charles W. McCrary and wife Janie of Memphis, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Hickman Doss of Evansville, Ind., and Mary Lou Hickman Butterworth of Marion, Ohio; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, 3818 Venable Avenue, Kanawha City, with Dr. Todd Wright officiating. A reception will follow the service in the church Fellowship Hall.

The family requests memorial gifts be sent to Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, 3818 Venable Avenue, Charleston, West Virginia 25304.

Burial will take place in Lonoke at a later date.