Pitman Funeral Home

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William McCracken

Date: Friday May 5th
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Visitation Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Date: Friday May 5th
Time: 12:00 noon

Service Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Linn Cemetery

May be made payable to Wentzville American Legion Post 323 or American Cancer Society

William Charles McCracken passed away on April 23, 2017 at the age of 92. Married to Valeria R. Vaughn (nee Potts) on February 14, 1968. Survivors include one step-daughter, Linda L. Ressel (Fred); four granddaughters, Kathryn Schneider (Douglas), Kristin Ebert (Alan), Dr. Meghan Kinealy (Dr. Darren Alexander), Erin Cetera (Carl); one grandson, Michael Kinealy (Salea); nine great-grandsons; six great-granddaughters; two great great-grandchildren; one sister, Marian Klausmeier (Karl); sister-in-law, brothers-in-laws, nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Valeria on January 30, 2014; father, William A. McCracken; mother, Corrine Musick McCracken and his sister, Betty Costrino McCracken (Joseph, deceased). Graduated Warrenton High School. Attended Army Signal Corps School at Des Moines, Iowa and Rolla School of Mines. Served as a Radio Operator-Gunner on a B-24 Liberator Bomber flying combat missions over Germany and German occupies territories during World War II. Served 40 months during the war as a Tech Sergeant and after the war served in the Air Force Reserve as a Public Relations Officer with rank of First Lt. until retirement in 1959. Completed as a specializing Printing-Journal course under the GI Bill at Missouri University before entering the printing-office products-publishing business in Warrenton, MO. Was the owner and President of Bilmac Press, Inc. until he sold the business and retired in 1986. During early retirement he participated in Real Estate and Securities Investments. Bill served as Commander of American Legion Post 122, Warrenton, MO, (being one of the first veterans of World War II to join that Post), as President of Office Products Association of Greater St. Louis; as President of Warrenton Chamber of Commerce; as President of Daniel Boone Industrial Developement Corporation. He was also a member of VFW Post 2180, Warrenton Lions Club, charter member of the St. Louis Real Estate Investors Association and a member Elks Club, Washington, MO. At the time of his death, he was a member of United Methodist Church of The Shepherd, St. Charles, MO.

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