Timothy Craig McCracken (Tim, Timmy, Crazy Papa Tim), age 59, passed away peacefully in his home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri on Monday, September 9th, with friends and family present. Tim was born on September 19th, 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri to Dale and Dolly McCracken.
Tim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, mentor, and friend to many. He enjoyed 37 years of marriage to his wife, Susan. Tim was raised in Liberty, MO, but moved to Lee’s Summit as he and Susan started a family. Tim and a friend established their own business, Kansas City Autosport, in 1989 where he formed countless friendships with both customers and colleagues. He lead an explosive and adventurous life filled with passion and was admired and respected by all whom had the privilege of sharing time with him. Tim was extremely creative, talented, and could fix anything. His passions included building cars and motorcycles, sailing, flying his paramotor, and working on his home with his family. However, the deep and unconditional love for his family was unmatched, as he truly put them first. He will be deeply missed and leaves us with an emptiness that can never be filled. A “Barn Party” celebration will be held at his home in Lee’s Summit, MO on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM. All are welcome and encouraged to come and celebrate Tim’s wonderful life. In lieu of flowers, the McCracken family encourages a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Tim’s honor.
Tim was preceded in death by his father, Dale McCracken, and son, Craig McCracken. He is survived by his wife Susan, son Kyle and Emily McCracken, son Tyler and Whitney McCracken, daughter Melissa McCracken, mother Dolly McCracken, brother Garry and Marie McCracken, brother Larry and Renita McCracken, brother Patrick and Teresa McCracken, brother Joe and Kenna McCracken, and grandchildren, Molly, Eva, Loren, and Vivian McCracken.