Major William Bruce McNary, USAF (Ret)

March 10, 1936 - December 10, 2010

03/10/1936 - 12/10/2010

Past Services

Saturday December 18, 2010
Transfiguration Episcopal Church
Bat Cave, NC 28710

Major William Bruce McNary, USAF(Ret), 74, of Lake Lure, NC, died Friday, December 10 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock, NC. Born March 10, 1936 in West Bend, IA, he retired to Lake Lure, NC in 1991. He was President of the Lake Lure Lakefront Owners Association, President of the Lake Lure Lions Club, President of the Western NC Retired Officers Association, Captain on the Fairfield Mountains VFD and member of the choir at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Bat Cave, NC.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 37 years, Nancy Graham McNary; his four children, Cathi, Jeff, Steve and Laura Jo; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, December 18, at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Bat Cave. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, P.O. Box 130, Bat Cave, NC 28710 or to the hospice facility of your choice.

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Dick and Judy Mullery
8 years ago

Nancy and Family,

We are very saddened to hear of Bill’s death. Although we had not seen either of you in years, we had great memories of out time in the Philippines. Our daughter still has the chair Bill had made for her and they both remember him.

We will pray for you and the family.


Dick and Judy

Kelly Myrick Gebhardt
8 years ago

To my dear sweet Uncle Bill,

I will always love you and cherish our time together! All the fun we had going to Disney World, playing Drive In and you doing the Miss Piggy face! It was such a treat to see the Christmas lights you would put up for us when we would visit, even though it wasn’t Christmas!

I love you!


gail williams
8 years ago

God Bless .

Jeff McNary
8 years ago

I will always remember Dad’s quick sense of humor, and his home-brewed beer!

Dad was always a gentleman, and lived his life well. I am proud to be his son, and will miss him dearly.

Esther Kirk
8 years ago

Rest in Peace, Bill.

Nancy Myrick Bigford
8 years ago

My sweet Uncle Bill. You will be missed and were very loved. I will see you again one day, in another dress you will think is adorable. =)

XOXO Little Nancy

Liz Moeller
8 years ago

Granddad – you will be missed! I am honored to have had such a caring and loving grandfather. I love you!

Bob & Laura Huskey
8 years ago

This good and compassionate man will be sorely missed.

Captain & Mrs E.J. Knapp (USN) (Ret.)
8 years ago

It is always sad to lose a true warrior and leader in our community. But we know that God has recalled Bill to carry out his duties in a much higher place than here on Earth. We can all reat assured taht Bill will be watching over us now and in the days to come!

God Speed, Bill !

Deor Hilton
8 years ago

Thank you Major McNary for your service to America. May you rest in peace. May God Bless your family untill you are reunited.