Maynard R. Necessary

Oct. 11, 1938 – Jul. 3, 2017

Maynard R. Necessary, age 78, of Valley Mills, passed away on Monday, Jul. 3, 2017. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Jul. 7, 2017, at the Gatesville Church of Christ, 2417 E. Main, with Ministers Pat Richardson and Jim Hall offi ciating. Burial followed at Coryell Church Cemetery near Coryell City. Maynard was born on Oct. 11, 1938, in McLennan County, to the late Roy and Lileen Burton Necessary. He grew up in Valley Mills and graduated from Valley Mills High School in 1957. In April of 1959, he enlisted in the Air Force and served for four years as a jet mechanic at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ. Maynard (Shadetree) was a truck driver for Central Freight Lines for many years and was later an instructor for ATDS in Prairie Hill, retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Valley Mills Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Jessica Anne Crocker; brothers, Velton and Brent Necessary; and nephew, Corky Wade Necessary. He is survived by a daughter, Michelle Crocker and husband, Kevin; son, Russell Necessary and wife, Gina; grandchildren, Justin Crocker, Andrea Gore, Amanda Necessary, Allison Necessary; great-grandchildren, Natalie and Colton Gore; daughter-in-law, Regina Necessary; sister, Ruby Walsleben and husband, Jimmy; brother, Roy (Butch) Necessary and wife, Sherry; numerous nieces and nephews; and a longtime friend, Kim Umanos. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 10900-B Stonelake Blvd., Suite 320, Austin, TX 78759 or the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.

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