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Jimmy Berry McCraw
February 4, 1945-August 1, 2019
Berry McCraw obit
Jimmy,74, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to the late Joe and Ann McCraw on February 4, 1945. He was the second of three children- Wayne, Jimmy and Launa.
   He lost his mother at 8 years of age. In 1953 his father married Kay who had two other children, Ethel and Teddy.  Later he and Kay had Jorene.  When Jimmy was a boy they moved to Alameda and then to Castro Valley. In 1958 they moved to Livermore, California. He graduated in 1962 from Livermore High School. Jimmy enlisted into the Air Force in 1964 and served until 1968. He worked in construction, for PG&E and in 1972 got his dream job as a Livermore firefighter. He retired as a Captain after 30 years of serving his community.  In 1975 Jimmy and Judi settled in Manteca where they raised their family until 2014. In 2014 they moved to their mountain property where they built their dream cabin.
   Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Judi, their children, Tami De Jong and her husband Duane, Dustin McCraw and his wife, Heidi, and Joey Glendenning and her husband Ansel.  He was Papa to his grandchildren, Devon, Logan, Miller and Lacy.
   He is survived by his younger sister, Launa Lindbeck, his sisters-in-law Dixie Skundberg and Elsie Martin.  Jimmy is reunited with his parents and his siblings Teddy, Wayne, and Ethel in heaven on August 1, 2019.  Jimmy had a great love for the Lord and shared that love with others! He loved his family and people in general where everyone was his neighbor. He also had a love for fishing and being on the mountain.
   Jimmy’s final resting place will be on the mountain that he loved so much!
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 10, at West Point Community Covenant Church, 22264 Hwy. 26, West Point, CA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Jimmy’s church at the address above or your favorite charity.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Thursday, August 8, 2019