Phil McCracken passed away November 15, 2009 with his family at his side. He was born in Anaheim, California on July 10, 1926.
Survivors include his wife, Tallie; daughters, Laurel Bringle and Katie Livingston; a son, John McCracken; and brother, Paul McCracken of Concord, California.
He was blessed with 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Phil served in the US Navy during World War II. He worked for the San Diego Union for 39 years.
He enjoyed 20 years of retirement in Mount Shasta where he enjoyed cutting firewood and building rail fences.
Phil was a member of the Evangelical Free Church for 20 years.