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Charles McCracken

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MCCRACKEN Charles R., 89, husband of 66 years to Jean Bates McCracken, passed away Mon, Aug 25, 2014. He was born July 20, 1925 in Somerset, KY to the late Charles C. and Sarah McCracken. Charles fought in World War II and was wounded at Luzon earning a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. After the war, he returned to Somerset to work for the Southern Railroad. In 1957 "Slick" began working for IBM and retired from there in 1987. He had a life full of traveling and UK sports. He was a faithful member of Rosemont Baptist Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Rebecca (Jerry) Ross; four grandchildren, David (Amy) Ross, Joan (Kenny) Isaacs, Cheri (Kevin) Lowe, and Jennifer Ross. He adored his six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan McCracken; and seven sisters. Funeral services will be held 12:30pm Thu at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home on Harrodsburg Rd. by Rev. Eddie Benton. Visitation will be 5 - 8pm Wed at the funeral home. Burial will take place at 3:30pm Thu at Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Somerset, KY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rosemont Baptist Church, 556 Rosemont Garden, Lexington, KY 40503.
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Aug. 27, 2014
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