Funeral services for Sherry Dale McCracken, 76 of Bullard, Texas took place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Hiett’s Lybrand Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point, Texas. Burial followed at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1.
Sherry passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020 at her home in Bullard.
Sherry was born on December 10, 1943, in Wellington to the late Travis Clinton McGuire and Oma Lee Brisbin McGuire. Raised in Quail where she graduated high school, Sherry attended Buck Creek Baptist Church where she became a Christian.
She married Dan Hiett, Sr. in 1962 and they had three children, Tammy, Dan “Dana” Jr. and Tyra. Sherry worked 40 years of her life in various banks throughout Texas. She started as a teller, worked in multiple roles and eventually became a vice president of operations for 20 years until she retired in 2004.
In 2010, she married the love of her life and soul mate, Irving McCracken. They resided at Emerald Bay in Bullard until the time of her death. Together, they traveled all over the world which had always been a dream of hers. They took many cruises and enjoyed seeing the sights and exploring new places.
Sherry also enjoyed planting flowers and watching cooking shows even though she never tried any of the recipes!
Her father, Travis McGuire, had the greatest impact on her life. Sherry always said he “taught me to have high morals and better myself.” This is a lesson she imparted on her children as well.
Sherry’s greatest accomplishment was being the best mother and Granny to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She left behind a beautiful legacy for all who knew her.
Sherry is survived by her husband, Irving McCracken of Bullard; daughters Tammy Byrum and husband Jeff of Oklahoma City and Tyra Forsyth and husband Chad of Nevada, Texas; son Dan Hiett, Jr. and wife Karen of Wills Point; brother Travis McGuire, Jr. and wife Anita of Greenland, Wash.; stepdaughters Amy Maddox and husband Jeff of Leander and Stephanie Hendrick of Midland; stepson Scott McCracken and wife Diana of Grapevine; grandchildren Dustin Meade and wife Mar, Morgan White and husband Chris, Hunter Hiett, Taylor Skelton and wife Shanna, Katelyn Forsyth, Kenadie Vaglica, Clark Byrum and Kyle Byrum; step-grandchildren Clayton and Camryn Maddox, Tanner Hendrick and Kylie McCracken; great-grandchildren Jaxton, Jace, Delayna, Lizzie, Landrie and Weston; niece Leslie McGuire Eder and nephew Trey McGuire; and many other relatives and friends.