Hal McCracken

Mar 19, 2014

1935 — 2014

CLYDE — Marvin Howell “Hal” McCracken, 78, passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at his residence.

A native of Haywood County, he was a son of the late Roy D. and Lucy Hipps McCracken. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Virgil McCracken. Hal was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired from Southern Bell Telephone Company with 35 years of service. He enjoyed farming and raising cattle, clogging, going to the lake, and loved watching ball games.  Hal was also a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Darren McCracken, and his wife, Pam, of Clyde, and Devin McCracken, and his wife, Kristi, of Canton; his ex-wife, Glenda Beasley McCracken; one sister, Dorothy Ross, and her husband, Taylor, of Waynesville; one brother, Bobby McCracken, of Waynesville; four grandchildren, Dalton, Taylor, Maceon and Clayton McCracken.

A special thanks to his caregiver and niece, Judy Green.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 21, in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Ted Reeves officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Clyde. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clyde Lions Club, P.O. Box 303, Clyde, NC  28721.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.