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Mr. Wayne J. McCracken, 93, husband of the late Marilyn Kelley McCracken, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Baptist Easley Hospital.
Born in Toledo, OH, a son of the late Lenise Lloyd and Bessie Snyder McCracken, Mr. McCracken was a retired drafting engineer with the Jeep Corporation, Toledo, OH, and was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, having served in WWII. Wayne was a life-long resident of Toledo, OH and a member of Central United Methodist Church. In 2006, Mr. McCracken moved to Easley, SC and joined Easley First United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Sylvania Pyramid Masonic Lodge for sixty-five years, and a Boy Scout leader for more than thirty years.
Surviving are three sons, Ronald McCracken (Susan) of Easley, SC, James McCracken (Cathie) of Yadkinville, NC, and Charles McCracken (Beckie) of London, OH; three daughters, Patricia Shigley (Ed) of Easley, SC, Marjorie Malphrus (Duane) of Greenville, SC, and Debra McCracken of West Palm Beach, FL; a brother-in-law, Richard Kelley of New Smyrna Beach, FL; fifteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. McCracken was predeceased by four brothers, Donald, Gerald, Robert, and Keith McCracken.
Friends are invited to visit after 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2014, in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 W. Sylvania Ave. where Masonic services will follow beginning at 12:40 p.m. prior to funeral services at 1:00 p.m. Interment and military honors will be held in Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery. To send his family online condolences, please visit
Ansberg-West Funeral Directors
3000 Sylvania Ave
Toledo, OH 43613
Published in Toledo Blade from July 9 to July 11, 2014