David Hiram McCrosky, 80 of Oak Ridge, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
He was born July 4, 1940, in Burgin, Ky., the only son of Alford Davis McCrosky and Lettie Baker McCrosky.
His parents and his wife, Wanda R. McCrosky, preceded him in death.
David was a longtime educator in the Oak Ridge School System, beginning right out of college and retiring in 2002.
He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 1963, with a bachelor of science degree in business, later becoming certified to teach business education.
He loved teaching, spending 15 years at Jefferson Middle School and 39 years at Oak Ridge High School.
He was well-liked by his students, faculty and parents.
He taught business and art and did some guidance counseling at Jefferson. He also taught business, typing and computers at Oak Ridge High School.
He earned a master’s degree in vocational-technical education at the University of Tennessee. He taught adult education and was the director of adult education for one year.
A born-again Christian, he was a member of Heritage Fellowship since 1980, serving in many capacities from elder, Sunday school teacher, choir member, VBS director and Rise and Shine.
He is survived by his son, Joseph Todd Wright (Karen Hall); daughter, Andrea Erin Wright Campbell-Brown (Tommy); granddaughter, Briley Morgan Wright (Logan Williams); and grandsons: Blake William Campbell, Brett Kether Campbell, Baylor Michael Wright, Tucker Lee Campbell and his namesake, Graham David Campbell.
He loved his family. His children and grandchildren meant the world to him. He especially loved celebrating vacations to Arizona, Florida, and Myrtle Beach with the whole gang. He loved traveling with his wife to Aruba, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Hawaii and Alaska.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021, in The Chapel on the campus of Lee University in Cleveland, with the memorial service immediately following at 6:30 p.m.
You are encouraged to share a memory of David and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial webpage and guestbook located at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home of Cleveland and the Cody family are honored to assist his family with these arrangements.
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