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William Julian McCranie

Obituary Date: Sunday 28th June 2020

Colonel William Julian McCranie, III, Retired United States Air Force, age 89, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Abbey Hospice in Social Circle.

Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 at Memorial Park South Cemetery.  Rev. Lee Adams will officiate.  The family will receive friends 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 at Memorial Park South Funeral Home.

Colonel McCranie was born April 4, 1931 to the late William Julian McCranie, II & Celia Lois Hiers McCranie in West Palm Beach, Florida, later moving to Adel, Georgia.  Bill McCranie served honorably for 27 years in the Air Force and retired as a Colonel in 1979.  He then pursued a career as a CPA with his own company and later worked with Green, Wald & Glauser, PA.  Formerly of Hoschton, Georgia, Bill was currently living at Great Oaks Senior Living in Monroe, Georgia until his death. A self-taught trumpet and violin player, Colonel McCranie enjoyed Classical Music, traveling and cards.  He was a member of a local community band and wrote several Biographies and his own Auto-Biographies.  His Air Force auto biography can be found at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum located in Savannah, Georgia.

Colonel McCranie is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Katherine McCranie, whom he met in High School in Adel, Georgia.  Also survived by son, Beau McCranie of Duluth; daughter & son-in-law, Kim & Val Dziagwa of Arvada, Colorado; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and brother, Charles R. McCranie of Adel, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, Georgia  30346,

Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements.  Send on-line condolences to         

Funeral Date
07/03/2020 at 2:00PM
Funeral Home
Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery
4121 Falcon Pkwy. , Flowery Branch, GA 30542