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Michael J. McCraney

June 12, 1956 ~ April 2, 2020 (age 63)


Michael McCraney, 63, departed this life on April 2, 2020 at St Luke’s-East Hospital in Lee’s Summit, MO. He was born on June 12, 1956 in Kansas City, MO to Bennie McCraney and Mattie Clark McCraney.

Michael attended KCMO public schools, graduating from Central High School, class of 1974 and then later attended DeVry Institute. He was employed at AT&T and retired after 26 years, on November 15, 2019. He was also a member of the Men of Honor Bass Club.

Michael accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior uniting with Greater Corinthian Church of Christ, Non-Denominational and later became a member of Evangelistic Center Church. Michael and Denise united in marriage on December 6, 1986. They were happily married for 33 years. In that union they were blessed with 3 children: Larry, Lisa, and Lovey. Michael loved his family very much and showed that love by joking, attending family gatherings, taking them on boats rides, hooking up everyone’s electronic gadgets, and helping with all their needs.

Michael especially enjoyed fishing, bowling, traveling, electronics, and helping people. He used his knowledge of electronics frequently and was always willing to help EVERYONE put their electronics together. He was a kind and thoughtful person, that never met a stranger. He could make you to burst out in laughter during the toughest of times.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Jack and Armeta McCraney; his parents, Bennie and Mattie McCraney; sons, Larry and Lovey Parker; grandson, Dominic D. Young Jr.; and brother, Terrell McCraney.

Those remaining to cherish his love and memory are his wife, Denise McCraney; daughter, Lisa Parker; one brother, Bennie McCraney (Marjorie) of Tacoma, WA; sisters, Armeta Lee of Apple Valley, CA; Sharon Clark-Napolitano (Carmine) of Washington, D.C. , Valerie McCraney of KCMO and Tracey McCraney of Columbia, MO; 10 Grandchildren; 22 Great-Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. We would like to acknowledge his special brothers William Roberts, Steven McConnell, Robert Williams, the Vegas Brothers and many more not mentioned.

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