William Henry McCracken, 68, passed away Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Palo Pinto General Hospital in Mineral Wells, Texas. He was born on March 26, 1945, in Childress, Texas, the son of the late John George and Lucille Shackelford McCracken. Henry was a resident of Possum Kingdom Lake for 30 years, Henry owned Lil Mac Construction, P.K. Concrete and McCracken Boat Storage. His health forced him to retire four years ago, Henry married Jackie Nichols April 1, 1962. Henry married his present wife, Ruth Fields Sinclair McCracken, on Sept. 17, 1975. Henry is survived by one daughter, Teresa Kabe of Flagstaff, Ariz.; stepdaughters Brenda Sinclair Whitmire, PK Lake, Jennifer Sinclair Marlar and husband Jeff of Pampa, Texas; stepsons Brent Sinclair of PanhandIe, Texas, and Earl Sinclair and wife Diane, of Panhandle, Texas; grandchild Candy (Phillip) Hanson; four great-grandchildren, Brittany Kabe and Lindsey (Anthony) Channey and great-grandson Thomas. David Hacker, Tanner Sinclair, Shayla Sinclair, Austin (Cady) Sinclair and Kylin Sinclair. One brother John (Jannet) McCracken and many nieces and nephews and cousins. Henry was preceded in death by his parents; one son. Jeffrey Thomas McCracken in 1992; an infant granddaughter; and a sister, Brenda McCracken Hardegree. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan.


17, at the House of Praise Senior Center, Possum Kingdom Lake. Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home is in charge of cremation. The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be donated to the Possum Kingdom East Volunteer EMS, PO Box 345, Graford, TX 76449. The PK EMTs and Henry had a close relationship.