Ralph Wayne “Mac” McCracken Sr., 77, retired from Anheuser-Busch

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Ralph Wayne "Mac" McCracken Sr.
Ralph Wayne “Mac” McCracken Sr.

Ralph Wayne “Mac” McCracken Sr., 77, of Williamsburg, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, after battling cancer for over two years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Karen McCracken-Hill; and brother, Keith McCracken.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 55 years, Willie Mae McCracken; daughter, Kim Cash (Paul); sons, Ralph W. McCracken Jr. (Patty) and Jeff McCracken (Tammy); sisters, Edna Garst, Jean Garst and Sandy Self, all of Tennessee; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Wayne, originally from Tennessee, resided in Williamsburg for over 50 years. He was an Army vet who served in Vietnam and retired from the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in 2009 with over 30 years of service.

Some of Wayne’s hobbies included CB radios, beekeeping and wrenching on hot rods. He was passionate about animals, Nascar and Dallas Cowboys football. He spent most of his spare time at his farm in James City County.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, with a memorial service following at 7 p.m. at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local humane society.

Online condolences maybe shared at www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net.