Thornton McCrae Obituary
 
In Memory of

Thornton McCrae

April 11, 1933 - August 7, 2014
Obituary

Thornton "Scotty" McCrae April 11, 1933 – August 7, 2014 Celebration of Life Burton Smith Park August 24, 2014 1:00-5:00 p.m. Scotty McCrae was born on a farm in Mullins, South Carolina, April 11, 1933. After serving in the Korean War, Scotty and his wife, Evelyn (deceased 1992), moved to Merritt Island and shortly thereafter moved to Cocoa where he lived for 54 years. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 35 years, Evelyn McDowell McCrae. He is survived by his partner of the last 21 years, Sue Miller; his sister, Helen; four children, Gail, Terrie, Lisa and Scott; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. ...
Thornton "Scotty" McCrae
April 11, 1933 – August 7, 2014

Celebration of Life
Burton Smith Park
August 24, 2014
1:00-5:00 p.m.


Scotty McCrae was born on a farm in Mullins, South Carolina, April 11, 1933. After serving in the Korean War, Scotty and his wife, Evelyn (deceased 1992), moved to Merritt Island and shortly thereafter moved to Cocoa where he lived for 54 years.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 35 years, Evelyn McDowell McCrae. He is survived by his partner of the last 21 years, Sue Miller; his sister, Helen; four children, Gail, Terrie, Lisa and Scott; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Scotty retired in 1996 after working at Kennedy Space Center for 37 years, where he made many life-long friends. He also maintained a tree service during this time.

For fun, Scotty loved to hunt. He enjoyed air boating on the St. John's River, and was often referred to as "The King of the River." For many years Scotty's camp was a landmark on the St. John's River, where all the boaters would stop in and were always welcome. He always had a new joke to tell and never met a stranger. He loved his family, adored his grandchildren and had friends all over the United States.

During his lifetime, he served in the United States Army where he received the Golden-Gloves boxing title, he raced cars, trained horses, was a bull rider, a little league football coach and he was a mentor to many children and young adults in the Cocoa community.

Scotty was locally famous for his barbecues. People came from all over to enjoy the events he hosted. Attending a barbecue at Scotty's was an experience to be remembered.

Scotty lived his life to the fullest and wished to be remembered as everyone knew him – full of life!

His legacy will be remembered with a Celebration of Life, August 24th, at Burton Smith Park in Cocoa (1:00-5:00 p.m.)

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"Going to miss you and all the hunting stories Scotty! We all looked up to you when we were growing up on the river. To us you were a legend! God Bless you..."

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