ANDERSON, Ind. —
Fred H. McLary, 96, of Anderson, passed away on May 9, 2013, at Community Hospital Anderson.
He was born on May 27, 1916, in Madison County, Ind., and resided all of his life in the Madison County area.
Fred graduated from Lapel High School.
He was a veteran who served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 32 years of employment. After retirement, he worked at Hooks Drug Store in Chesterfield.
He was a 50+ year member of Pendleton Masonic Lodge and Pendleton Eastern Star.
He enjoyed gardening, and was all about his family for whom he was always there.
Fred is survived by his children, Patty (Richard) Dyer of Carmel, Sharon Wood of Anderson, Terry (Debbie) McLary of Pendleton and Emily (Wendell) Allen of Anderson; grandchildren, Gary Dyer, Robin (Donald) Reedy, Randall Hoffman, Darrin McLary, Heather McMiller, Anthony “Tony” (Kelli) Allen and Blake (Angel) Allen; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his grand-dog, Patches.
Fred was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Hilda McLary; father, William Hershel McLary; mother, Eva McLary; and his sister, Mae Kulp.
The family would like to extend “Special Thanks” to the staff at Community Hospital Anderson, and to Dr. Jetty and his staff for the special care they gave Fred.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St.. Anderson, Ind.
Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. William Garver officiating.
Burial will take place at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church.
Post online condolences at www.loosecares.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.