John Bennett “JB” McCreary, Jr. III, age 79, of Emporia, Kansas, died on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Advent Health in Shawnee, Kansas Mission.
JB was born August 20, 1943 in Emporia, the son of John Bennett and Alice Irene (Selves) McCreary, Jr. II. He worked as a conductor for the Santa Fe Railroad for 42 years, retiring in 2006. JB loved sports, hounds, quail hunting, quarter horses, mules, cow dogs, KC Chiefs, the KC Royals and KU Basketball.
In 1966 JB married Judy Kimball in Emporia. They divorced in 1986. She survives. She then married Lennis Newkirk in May of 1990. She died in March of 2022. JB is survived by his son, Matt McCreary and wife Kelly of Oak Creek, Colorado; daughter, Melissa Storrer and husband Lee of Overland Park, Kansas; stepson, Overland Park’s Jay Jasnoski; stepdaughter, Chanda Starr and husband Adam of Emporia; sister, Jan Peak and husband Vic of Emporia; grandchildren, Ethan King, Lexie Storrer, Charlie McCreary, Madeline McCreary, Emily Jasnoski, Camryn Jasnoski, Ryan Jasnoski, Ariel Starr Groves, Courtland Starr, Bryant Starr and Faith Starr. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
Cremation is scheduled at this time.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association and sent to Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Homes.
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