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“I miss you Daddy... ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Lynette McCrea - Webster City, IA

first Newton race with my dad... one of the greatest memories
2 of 8 | Posted by: Lynette McCrea

“Sorry to hear about Bill. It's been years since I last saw him. my condolences to the family. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Katy Taylor (McCrea) - Tulalip, WA

“So sorry to hear of his passing. I love that he wanted a party! A cousin who will be missed. Wish we could be there to see everyone but we are in...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kathleen McCrea Schaertel - TX

“Bill was the big brother I never had. I love you Bill and tell everyone hi from Twinkie! Till I see you again my friend! ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: carrie bos - des moines, IA

“So sorry for the loss of Bill. I remember him crossing to street to my house and his dog Miller would sit and stare and whine for him to come back ...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“McCrea Family, sorry for your loss. Bill was a good guy who I occasionally talked into having another beer...lol Always enjoyed chatting with him...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Mike Rote - Ankeny, IA

“Deb, I'm so sorry for your loss of your husband, Bill. I've been thinking of you a lot and pray for you and your family. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Theresa Dowd - West Des Moines, IA


William (Bill) McCrea lost his battle with Cancer on November 25, 2016 at Taylor House Hospice. He was 64
He was a lifelong resident of Des Moines, graduating from North High School and DMACC's Auto Body Repair Class. He had a few jobs before he started at Urbandale Auto body where he has been for the last 25+ years. Bill enjoyed spending time with family and friends along with bowling, camping, boating, traveling and NASCAR or about any other car racing.
Survived by his wife Debbie; children Lynette McCrea, Heather Tew (Buck McClavy), Greg Tew; Sister Judy (Rodger)Nuckolls; mother in law Lucy Draper, siblings in law Randy Draper, Roxanna (Dave)Bednar, Rosanna Brommell; grandkids Skylar and Corbin; multiple cousins, nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents William and Theresa, siblings Franny and Richard, father in law Dick Draper.
Bill is being cremated, his ashes will be scattered by family at a later date.
Per Bill's request there will be a party in lieu of a funeral. So please join us to honor that request and help us celebrate his life. December 10th from 5pm - 8 pm at Lion's Park 507 13th, Ave SW, Altoona IA 50009.