Born on July 31, 1933, in Dexter, he graduated from Dexter High School then joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean conflict.
He then attended Logan College in St. Louis and returned to Dexter to start a chiropractic practice until he was hired by Shelter Insurance as a claims adjuster. He moved to Cape Girardeau in 1969 to continue his career with Shelter Insurance until he retired. In 1990, he moved back to Dexter and married Muriel Joy Kilmer, who preceded him in death in 2006.
Mr. McQuary is survived by three sons and spouses, Mark McQuary (Carolyn) of Tallahassee, Fla., John McQuary (Ana) of Stuttgart, Germany, David McQuary (Susan) of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and many other friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Wayne McQuary.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church in Dexter with Rev. Michael Woods officiating.
Interment will be in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec.14, 2012, with full military honors. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
At the family's request, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 156, Dexter, MO 63841 or
the American Diabetes Association, 1701
N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.