Fred V. McCracken, 71, of Aleppo Twp., Greene County, Pa. died unexpectedly at 8:19 p.m., Wednesday, November 13, 2013, near his home.He was born July 17, 1942 in Aleppo Twp. a son of the late Montgomery Elliott and Icie Lenora Riggle McCracken and had resided in Aleppo Twp. all his life.Mr. McCracken was a member of the Aleppo Brethren Church and a member of the National Rifle Association.He was a graduate of West Greene High School.Mr. McCracken was a self-employed carpenter most of his adult life, and enjoyed woodworking, owned and operated his own sawmill.He was an avid hunter, loved all animals, collected Indian artifacts, was an antique collector, and was an accomplished pen and pencil artist and was a self-taught photographer.Surviving are two sisters, Mona Lough of Glen Burnie, Md. And Karmen, wife of Beryl Ward of Warren, Oh.; several nieces and nephews.Deceased in addition to his parents are five half-brothers, Wayne and Raymond McCracken, Raymond, Glenn and Robert Dowler; a half-sister, Carolene Watkins.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Humane Society of Greene County or the National Rifle Association.