Tom E. McCright


Tom E. McCright, 94, of Wayne, died Friday, April 30, 2021 at the Norfolk Veterans Home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, May 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 12 from 9 a.m. until service time at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wayne, with a rosary at 10 a.m. Masks are required. Burial, with military rites, will be held in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.

Memorials may be directed to the Hidden Valley Wild Horse Fund.

Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.

Thomas E. McCright was born May 30, 1926, near Gross, to Bessie (Lutz) and Floyd McCright and was joyously welcomed by his two sisters, Maxine and Bonnie. Tom enjoyed many aspects of life: hunting, fishing, dancing, boxing, horseback riding, motorcycle riding, reading, training dogs to hunt, and working on cars. His favorite films and shows were Westerns, his favorite dessert was cherry pie, and his favorite candy bar was a Salted Nut Roll. During World War II, from the age of 17 to almost 20, Tom served as a field telephone operator and marksman in the United States Marine Corps. While stationed in Japan, he saw combat and was a member of a unit sent into Nagasaki after the atomic bombing of that city. It was in the military that he learned to box. In 1949, Tom settled in Wayne, with his wife, Margaret, “Marge” (nee Dalton) McCright. They were active members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the parents of 16 children.

Tom worked many years in several fields. He was a mechanic, artificial inseminator, award-winning feed salesman for Gooch’s Best Feeds and owner of a small engine repair business.

Tom is survived by his daughters: Pamela Lathrop-North, Mary Ellen Green, Susan Cover, and Paula Vazzano; sons: Tommy, Randy, Dustan, Jamie, Mark, Pat, Jon, and Ted McCright; the spouses of his children; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and by his very special friend, Bonnie Dewell. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bessie and Floyd; sisters, Maxine and Bonnie;  wife, Marge in 2004; daughter, Kathleen; and sons, Steven, Jeff, and Daniel (Boone).