STEPHENVILLE - A graveside service for Scotty J. McCleery, 68, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Chalk Mountain Cemetery with Ben McCleery officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday morning from 10-11:30 a.m. at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Scotty was born in Stephenville to William Clarence and Virginia Thornton McCleery. He married Sue L. Forson on Dec. 29, 1964 in Brownwood. Scotty early on worked in law enforcement with the Stephenville police and Erath County Sherriff’s Departments. He later owned and operated Scotty McCleery Dirt Contracting. Scotty was a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church.

Scotty is survived by his wife, Sue McCleery of Stephenville; sons, Ben McCleery and wife Kris of Stephenville, Cody McCleery and wife Leslie of Poolville; brother, Kim McCleery of Stephenville; grandchildren, Jordan McCleery Morgan McCleery, Casey McCleery, Roy McCleery

Memorial may be made in Scotty’s honor to the American Diabetes Association at P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA  22312.

Online condolences may be made at www.stephenvillefh.com.