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News Dec. 8, 2022

Former NRCA president passes away

Former NRCA President Bruce McCrory, co-founder and secretary/treasurer of Kiker Corp., Mobile, Ala., and technical director for Nations Roof, Mobile, passed away Nov. 30. He was 72. 

In addition to serving as NRCA’s president from 2012-13, McCrory served as NRCA chairman of the board—elect from 2011-12; vice chairman from 2006-08 and 2009-11; and as a director from 1998-99 and 2004-09. He was a member of various committees, serving as chairman of the Affiliate Relations Committee, Budget & Finance Committee, Manual Update Committee and Technical Operations Committee, as well as director of the National Roofing Service Corp. McCrory was awarded NRCA’s J.A. Piper Award, the roofing industry’s most prestigious honor, for his outstanding service to NRCA and the roofing industry in 2017.

McCrory also was a dedicated member of the Subcontractors Association of Alabama, serving on the board of directors, as the 2010-11 president and on the board of trustees.

McCrory was an avid supporter of his alma mater, the University of South Alabama, and served in many roles for the university through the years, including past president and life member of the National Alumni Association. He also truly enjoyed serving others and his community and worked with many local organizations, including the Family Counseling Center, Better Business Bureau, Habitat for Humanity, USA Wesley Foundation, Preschool for the Sensory Impaired and Mobile Big Game Fishing Club.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia “Pat” Burch McCrory; daughter, Mary Lee McCrory Gay (Charles); grandchildren Alden Camille and Shepard “Shep” McCrory Gay; sister-in-law, Sandra McCrory; nieces Courtney Burch, Paige Harvill and Melissa Rayborn; nephew, Alex Burch; and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bruce and Patricia McCrory Endowed Scholarship at the University of South Alabama at or by mail at 650 Clinic Dr., TRP III, Suite 1500, Mobile, AL 36688.


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