Felix L. "Mac" McCrelles

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Felix L. "Mac" McCrelles, age 84, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at RWJ University Hospital in Hamilton. Born in Anniston, he has been a resident of Cookstown since 1980. Mac retired as a Master Sergeant in the Air Force after 26 years of dedicated service. He entered the USAF in 1952 and met his wife, Sheila and married during his 1st Tour in England. He was stationed at Patrick AFB in Florida in 1957 and while at Cape Canaveral (6555th) he worked on Snark Missiles and the Titan I, II and II rockets. From 1967-1968 he was in Saigon, Vietnam during the Tet Offensive; from 1968-1973, at Seymour Johnson AFB in North Carolina; 1973-1977 at Bentwaters, England RAF Base and in 1977, he was stationed at McGuire AFB in New Jersey were he retired in 1978. Mac was predeceased by his son, Steven McCrelles; a sister, Mary Sue Barnett and a brother, John McCrelles. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Shelia (Hicks) McCrelles; a daughter, Phyllis Kappus, of Cookstown; a son-in-law, Carl Kappus, of Kansas; two sisters and their husbands, Faye and Leroy Ford of Alabama and Shirley & Mutt Magouryk, of Alabama; a brother-in-law, Derek Hicks, of England; a sister-in-law, Dorothy McCrelles, of Alabama, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral service for Mac will be held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 542 W. 52nd Street in Anniston. Visitation with the family will be Friday from 11-1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Halls Chapel Cemetery in Weaver. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in Mac's memory. may be made to either the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation, 1 Memorial Lane, P. O. Box 648, Holmdel, NJ 07733 (www.njvvmf.org/donations), or to the Deborah Hospital Foundation, P. O. Box 820, Browns Mills, NJ 08015 (www.deborahfoundation.org/donate). Tilghman Funeral Home, Inc. New Egypt, N.J.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 14, 2017
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