Word Founder McCracken Passes
November 12, 2007 at 8:39 AM (PT)
WORD INC. founder JARRELL McCRACKEN passed away WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH, in WACO, TX. The funeral was held SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH in WACO.
McCRACKEN founded WORD INC., in 1951 in WACO. The businessman’s vision of WORD, now a WARNER/CURB company in NASHVILLE, created the foundation for what would become one of the fastest growing genres in the music industry. Growing into one of the world’s largest Christian entertainment companies, WORD is comprised of a label group, music publishing, distribution and church resource divisions.
McCRACKEN sold part interest to AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO. in 1974, and remained Pres. until 1986.