Richard G. McRae (1922 - 2016)

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FORT WORTH -- Richard Guy McRae died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Fort Worth at the age of 93. Memorial service: 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of the Chimes at Laurel Land Memorial Park, 7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth. Memorials: For those who wish to make donations, the family requests they be made to the James L. West Alzheimer Center of Fort Worth, or your local Meals on Wheels. Mr. McRae was born April 15, 1922, in Lorman, Miss. He was a veteran of World War II. In 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he rose to the rank of lieutenant and served as a bombardier on a B-24 Liberator. In April 1944, his plane was shot down over France, and he was captured by the German army and held as a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft III until liberation on April 29, 1945. After returning from the war, Mr. McRae attended Louisiana State University and graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering. He met his wife, Mariann Ros McRae, at LSU and they were married Oct. 29, 1949. Mr. McRae worked as a petroleum engineer for various exploration and production companies including Standard Oil, Pan American and Amoco. He retired in 1983 as division drilling superintendent in Houston after 31 years of service. He was a longtime resident of Conroe and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was generous about helping other people and especially enjoyed volunteering as a driver for Meals on Wheels and also as a driver for those in need of medical treatment. Mr. McRae was also an avid golfer and a member of River Plantation Country Club for over 30 years. His love of family, friends and country was only surpassed by his love for his wife, Mariann. Mr. McRae was preceded in death by his parents, Conrad J. McRae and Maude Burkett McRae; brothers, Fred McRae and John McRae; and sisters, Margaret McRae and Marjorie Roseborough. Survivors: His wife of 66 years, Mariann of Fort Worth; daughter, Jackie Miller of Fort Worth; sons, Patrick (Liz) of Boerne and Jerry (Katherine) of Norman, Okla.; grandchildren, Christopher Miller (Jolie), Maureen McRae, Janna Burke (Bobby), Kristen Queen (Jonathan), Cara Meeks (Chris), Emily Moser (Justin), Ros McRae(Allie), Ryan McRae (Sara), John Michael McRae, Margaret Vittitow and Emily Vittitow; great-grandchildren, Hayden Burke, Madelyn Queen, Henry Queen and Emma Meeks; sisters, Louise Kearse of Rochester, N.Y., and Barbara Hopper of Brandon, Miss.; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends, many of whom knew him as "Uncle Mac."

Laurel Land Funeral Home 7100 Crowley Road, 817-293-1350

Published on from Jan. 14 to Jan. 27, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Laurel Land Funeral Home and Laurel Land Memorial Park
7100 CROWLEY RD | Fort Worth, TX 76134 | (817) 293-1350
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