- [S26] Berry Funeral Home, (www.berryfuneralhome.com), 4 Feb 2008.
McCracken, Kyle Eugene, age 86, of Knoxville, passed away Monday, February 4, 2008 at St. Mary’s Residential Hospice. Kyle was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who lived his life as an example for his family. He was a long-time member of City View Baptist Church. Kyle was born in Greene County, raised in Washington County, and moved to Knoxville as a young man. He was a veteran, having served in the Army during WWII. He worked for Tennessee Coach and Trailways for 8 years prior to a 30 year career with Rohm & Haas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Alverta Osborne McCracken, beloved wife, Arbutus Lee Ogle Hodges McCracken, and step-daughter Sammy Sue Hodges Millard.
He is survived by two daughters, Colleen McCracken and LeAnne McCracken Colquitt (husband, Jimmy), both of Knoxville, and two step-daughters, Sharon Hodges Goin (husband, Roy), of Smyrna, TN, and Marilyn Hodges Zaiko (husband, Terry), of Knoxville, TN, and son-in-law Sam Millard of Chattanooga, TN. Proud grandfather of 11: Laura Millard Ladd (Jon), Matthew Millard (Carrie), John Millard (Allison), Amanda Goin, Josh Goin (Beth Rose), Megan Goin Pace (Greg), Will Goin, Dr. Dale Pittenger (Gina), Sam Pittenger (Kallee), Anna Colquitt, and Maria Colquitt; and great-grandfather of 11: Clayton and Kyle Ladd, Aaron Millard, Braden and Emma Kate Millard, Jolie Goin and Noah Pace, Ezekiel Goin, Chris and Nick Pittenger, and Max Pittenger. Brothers Beryl McCracken (wife, Joyce) of Greeneville, TN and Theil McCracken (wife, Janice) of Elizabethton, TN. Special thanks to his Pastors Grant Bishop and Gene Hurley, his church family, friends, and caregivers who have been such a support during this past year. Memorial gifts may be made to City View Baptist Church, 2311 Fine Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel with Funeral service at 7:00 p.m. Family and friends will meet at Lynnhurst Cemetery Sunday at 1:15 p.m. for a 1:30 p.m. graveside service. Pastors Grant Bishop and Gene Hurley will officiate. Military honors provided by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements made by Lynnhurst-Greenwood Chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 2300 W. Adair Dr.