McCreary, David

David Sean McCreary

June 10, 1968 - May 2, 2020

David Sean McCreary passed away on May 2, 2020 at the age of 51. He was born in Euclid, Ohio to Joseph and Karen McCreary. David graduated from Plano Senior High School, where he proudly played football under the legendary Coach Tom Kimbrough. After a short stint at Stephen F. Austin State University, he graduated Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1990 with a B.A. in Economics.  David was proud to have continued his football career as one of the “Dirty Dozen Plus One” who walked on at SMU after they were cleared from Death Penalty sanctions on holding practice.  While never actually having the opportunity to play due to injury, David was proud to have been named an Undergrad Assistant to the NFL Hall of Fame Head Coach Forrest Gregg. While at SMU, David authored “Preparing for Life After the Death Penalty” which appeared in Sports Illustrated on October 23rd of 1989.  While at SMU, he was also a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. After getting his undergraduate degree, he went on to the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1993. While studying for the Texas State Bar exam, David worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Smith County Texas.  After passing the bar exam, David opened his firm, McCreary and Associates.  David was always hungry to learn and challenged himself to accomplish more and carried on the law enforcement tradition in the family by becoming a Peace Officer for the city of Wylie Texas.  He later served surrounding municipalities with a fondness towards arson investigation.  He retired from law enforcement after serving the community of Denton County as a Constable. 

In 2004, he founded a charity named St. Paul’s World Mission Society, aimed to assist ministries engaged in world missions. The heart of St. Paul’s, as well as part of  David’s, lies in Belize. David was a licensed missionary, an ordained pastor and a very active member of the Anglican Church for the last 20+ years.  In true David fashion, he challenged his faith repeatedly, and blossomed into a beautiful man of faith knowing that Jesus Christ was and is his Savior.

David’s favorite pastime was spearfishing in the coral reefs off of Ambergris Caye, Belize. He loved old country music, Star Trek, and shopping on Amazon, not necessarily in that order. He hated when his German Shepherd, Blitz, had accidents in the house and when he had to cook and clean, not necessarily in that order. More than anything in the whole world, he dearly loved his three children, Reagan Joseph, Mary Catherine and Grace Irene. He was the man to call if family or friends ever had any legal trouble, and he never expected anything in return for his time. He is remembered for the extensive mission work he did at Holy Cross Anglican School in San Pedro, Belize. 

In addition to his dear children, David is survived by his parents, Joseph and Karen McCreary; sister Michele McCreary; sister Patricia McCreary Gura, niece Meaghan Anne Gura and nephew Brendan Carbury Gura; brother Kevin and Kendra McCreary, nephews Shamus Kelley Tillery McCreary and Declan Joseph Tillery McCreary; brother Peter McCreary, nieces Caitlin Mai McCreary, Ashlyn Jo McCreary and nephews Colin Matthew McCreary and Nolan Michael McCreary; his loving companion and service dog, Blitz Van Zunderland McCreary.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Christ Church Plano, 4550 Legacy Drive, Plano, Texas 75024.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an Endowment Fund established in David’s honor through his ministry of St. Paul’s World Mission Society, Inc.

www.spwms.org

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Prayers for the family. I had the pleasure of working with Dave. Cathy Schmidt , May 25, 2020 David had a way of making people feel so good about themselves, he was always so enthusiastic and supportive of everyone! He definitely lived an amazing life and helped many. He raised beautiful smart children/adults that he loved and adored so much. He will be missed and remembered by so many! May all our souls meet again in heaven. Thanks for the great memories.
Chelsea F., May 14, 2020
Being David’s barber for the past 2 years is so underrated. He brought so much joy and purpose to my job. He was my biggest supporter, best client and amazing friend. I love David so much will never forget him. Brandi Sindelir, May 14, 2020 My heart is grieving for your family upon David’s sudden departure from this earth. I imagine him breathing in heavens pure air the next moment and experiencing unimaginable love and joy in the presence of Jesus. I do envy him - but we who are left feel the void. I’m praying for your family. My deepest sympathies.
Patty McKinney, May 13, 2020 9/2/89! scott herrera, May 12, 2020 We'll miss you cuz. I hope you've moved on to a better place, without partisan politics that bound us. In the end, you made a difference in this crazy world, and you will be remembered. Love, Jason Jason Brodnik, May 11, 2020 The unstoppable joy of the Lord is more vibrant in my heart for having known you, having learned from you, having shared so many wonderful times together, having laughed and cried together, having shared the love and word of the Lord and knowing "I am a child of God". No regrets, this is God's plan at work. Isaiah 59:21 "As for me, this is my covenant with them", says the Lord. "My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants - from this time on and forever", says the Lord. Rest in Peace my dear brother. Still in 510
Peter McCreary, May 10, 2020