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Mike Cary

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Brother Rick Burton will officiate the celebration of Michael’s life. Burial will follow in Mount Ararat Cemetery near Troy. His physical body will temporarily rest there (I Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Visitation will be held at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Travis Cary, Trent Cary, Tanner Cary and Christian Cary; and his brothers-in-law, Richard Brandon and Ronnie Craddock. Honorary pallbearer will be his grandson, Holdan Cary.
Michael was born on Nov. 30, 1952, in Detroit, son of the late Ella (Hogland) and Calvin Cary Sr. He married the former Cheryl McMullen June 9, 1979. He served in the Army National Guard 1971-1977. He served as alderman and later as mayor of Woodland Mills 1993-1998. He worked at Goodyear as a draftsman for 30 years, at Obion County Recycle Center as director for 12 years and at Red River Waste Solutions in marketing and sales for 16 months. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Woodland Mills, where he taught Sunday school and played the bass guitar for worship. He loved the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind and strength. He also deeply and unconditionally loved his family and friends. He was known for his tender servant’s heart and for putting others’ needs before his own.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, of Union City; four children, Amanda Cary of Jackson, Adam (Brittany) Cary of Hickman, Ky., Aaron Cary of Ina, Ill., and Allison (Dan) Harwell of Jackson; two grandchildren, Holdan and Haddie Cary, both of Hickman; two brothers, Calvin Cary Jr. (Shirley) of Union City and Kenneth (Vonda) Cary of Troy; his sister, Jacqueline (Richard) Brandon of North Lake, Ill.; his mother-in-law, Bernice McMullen of Union City; his sister-in-law, Dana (Ronnie) Craddock of Martin; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his infant children, Timothy and Kathryn Cary; and his father-in-law, Dale McMullen.
The family requests memorials be made to Hometown Walk of Hope. P.O. Box 482, Union City, TN 38281; and Woodland Mills First Baptist Church’s Mission Fund, P.O. Box 8, Woodland Mills, TN 38271.
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