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Richard James “Dick” McCracken Jr., 78, Indiana, formerly of Gray Station, Blairsville, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019, at St. Andrew’s Village.

A son of Richard and Helen (Smoker) McCracken Sr., he was born Feb. 22, 1941, in Latrobe.

Dick was employed by PJAX Trucking Company for almost 50 years. He was a member of the Dixonville Wesleyan Church and served in the Army National Guard for six years. Dick enjoyed traveling with his wife. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father.

Surviving are his wife, Linda S. (Heberling) McCracken, Indiana; sons Lloyd “Jay” McCracken and his friend, Kelly, Latrobe, and Douglas S. McCracken, Blairsville; granddaughter Krystal Pizarchik and her husband, Clinton; great-grandchildren Emmett, Rosalina and Camden; and many nieces and nephews.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Virginia McCracken; and a brother, Ronald McCracken.

Friends will be received at John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of the funeral service with Pastor Paul Wallace in Lefdahl Chapel.

Interment will follow in Marion Center Cemetery.