Born 2/24/36 Passed: 5/8/19
Resided 41 years in Franklin ,Tn.
Born in Rome,Ga., to the late Edmond Baker McCrickard and Lucy Newton (Tillery) McCrickard
Moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1946. Graduated Mumford High School 1954.
Started his automotive career working at Highland Park Hot Rod Shop and eventually opened The Hot Rod Shop as a part owner. Went on to become an icon in the automotive Hot Rod industry, being involved in marketing, consulting, designing, engineering and selling of numerous aftermarket products. He was a much respected and admired man and his knowledge of the industry set him apart. He became a mentor to many over the years, sharing his passion and knowledge. He was a self taught, self motivated designer who inspired others. He always felt you could accomplish anything as long as you didn’t care who got the credit.
Even in his discomfort, he maintained a sense of humor, bringing smiles and joy to all he encountered. He made others feel comfortable in finding that one element that made them have a connection. He was quick witted and a story teller.
He will be greatly missed and has left a legacy of his accomplishments and an imprint of his great knowledge, humor and compassion.
He leaves behind his loving wife Sharon Kaye McCrickard, 3 daughters Pamela, Cheryl and Lori, brother, Robert McCrickard (Jeanette), 5 grand-children, Tanya, Vanessa, Ryan, Lauren and Zachary, 6 great-grandchildren and dear friends.
Cremation has taken place. Instead of a memorial service, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.