Paul W. “Jack” McCracken, 83 of St. Albans passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at Putnam Care and Rehab at Hurricane. He was a loving father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Lavonne Windom McCracken, wife of 57 years Louana D. McCracken and daughter Kathy Jeane and brother Jerry. He leaves behind his son and daughter-in-law Robert and Debra McCracken of St. Albans, daughter Karen Campbell of St. Albans, grandchildren Kristen Schockey (Steve), Wendi Mathews, Allison Gessel (Jeremy), Christopher Campbell and Michael Campbell all of St. Albans and brothers James “Gee Gee” McCracken (Betty) of Port Orange, Florida, John McCracken (Audra) of St. Albans and sister-in-law Betty McCracken of St. Albans.
Jack was a member of Highlawn Baptist Church for over 53 years were his served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and on other various boards and committees. He was retired from Union Carbide So. Charleston, a Army Air Force veteran of WW II, a former councilman-at-large in St. Albans, was active in youth sports, church basketball, little league baseball coach, baseball umpire, active in attending St. Albans High School sports, was a 1944 graduate of St. Albans High School were he played on the football team.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, October 3, at Highlawn Baptist Church 2304 Jefferson Ave. St. Albans with Pastor Reverend Mark Stauffer officiating. Burial will follow at Cunningham Memorial Park St. Albans. Family and friends will gather from 6 to 9 PM Friday at the Highlawn Baptist Church.