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Clay Buck McCreary, DVM, 55, of Sugar Land, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at 3:54 a.m. of Acute Myeloid Leukemia at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center.
Clay was born May 20, 1962, in Bryan, Texas. He received his Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science and Animal Science from Texas A&M University at College Station in 1992 and 1994, respectively. He then went on to complete his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, also from Texas A&M in 1999. Part of Clay's youthful experience was life on the farm, which he enjoyed immensely. As a result he went on to practice veterinary medicine for both large animals and small. As he'd like to say, he's worked on everything from turtles to tigers. Prior to his college experiences, he proudly served in the US Marine Corps as an expert marksman and meteorologist. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant during his first enlistment. Clay was an avid hunter, traveler, fisherman, history buff and scientist. He loved God, family and country.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Karon Gale McCreary, DVM, and Lynda Lee (Buffington) McCreary.
He is survived by his wife, Mercedes (Howell) McCreary; siblings Charla Lee Chaplin, Jana Rae and Ryan Penney McCreary. He is also survived by his son, Juddsen; daughter Sarah McCreary; stepson Christopher Howell; three grandchildren; and one stepgrandson.
A graveside service will be conducted at Matagorda Cemetery at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, in Matagorda, Texas.
Donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (lls.org) in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated.
Published on January 18, 2018
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