David John McCracken, 87, Homer City, PA went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 28, 2020, while a patient at Allegheny General Hospital.
The son of Ralph and Cora (Logue) McCracken, he was born March 16, 1933 in Creekside, PA.
Dave was a graduate of Indiana Area High School, class of 1951. He later attended the Allied School of Technology in Chicago and was a graduate of the Altoona Bible Institute.
Dave served in the Army as a Corporal during the Korean War and was stationed in England. He was employed for many years by Syntron and by Rochester & Pittsburgh Coal Co.
As a member of the Calvary Baptist Church for 40 years, he served as a deacon and taught the adult Sunday School class. He also filled in as a lay Pastor for many churches in the Indiana County area.
He enjoyed deer hunting, telling stories and jokes, studying the Bible and teaching Sunday School class. As a young man in high school, he loved playing baseball for Creekside in the Indiana County League and was chosen two years to play on the Indiana All Star team.
Dave loved spending time with his family and adored his grandchildren. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Viola (Nupp) McCracken whom he wed in 1959; children, Dennis (Patricia) McCracken, Homer City, Jeffrey (Stacy) McCracken, Richmond, VA, and Brenda McCracken, Marion Center; grandchildren, Nicole McCracken , Richmond, VA, Matthew Kinter, Altoona, Megan McCracken, Richmond, VA, Christine McCracken, Homer City, Shawn and Kyle Kinter, Marion Center; sister, Shirley Rynders, Lancaster; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding Dave in death were his parents; sisters, Lucille Johnson, Cleo Drawdy, Lillian Shaffer, Twila DePrimo; brothers, Irvin Lee, William, Ralph, Herbert, Donald, and Kenneth.
Friends will be received on Friday, October 2 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home. An additional hour of viewing will be held Saturday, October 3 from 10 to 11 am with funeral service immediately following in the Lefdahl Chapel with Dr. Daryl Jeffers, officiating.
Interment will follow in the East Mahoning Cemetery near Purchase Line, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Calvary Bible Church, 2712 Pine Vale Rd., Glen Campbell, Pa 15742 and/or the Calvary Baptist Academy, 11394 RT 286 Hwy E., Clymer, PA 15728.
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