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William Arthur McCann Jr., 67, of Marble Falls died March 6, 2010, at home surrounded by family and friends after a brief illness. He was born March 23, 1942, in Abilene to the Rev. W. A. Sr. and Frances (Steger) McCann.

After graduating from Andrews High School in Andrews in 1960, he married his high school sweetheart Ginger in August 1960 in Austin. He attended The University of Texas and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1966.

He was a government general contractor for more than 30 years and later a restaurant franchise owner in Taos, N.M., and in Marble Falls.

He was a very generous man and was loved by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife, survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law Trey and wife Colleen, Todd and wife Cindy, Tere and wife Sydney, and Trent and wife Amanda; grandchildren Max, Mason, Madeline, Clay, Megan, Mitch, Sarah, Emily, Carson and Wilson; sister Helen Williams and husband Jeff; brothers Ronnie and wife Tina, and Eddie and wife Judy; mother-in-law Ruth Wolfe; aunts June Gillespie, and Roberta House and husband Jerry; special uncle Bill Steger and wife Gerry; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother and nephew Mark Edward McCann.

The McCann family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Phillip Maple and his staff at Fredericksburg Clinic, and Dr. B. Netaji and his staff at Texas Oncology. The family would also like to give their deepest gratitude to Tracy and the entire staff of Lighthouse Hospice.

Visitation was held March 8 at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar Blvd. in Austin, (512) 454-5611.

Services will be 1 p.m. today, followed by a graveside service at Austin Memorial Park on Hancock Drive in Austin.

Pallbearers are Jim Lovett, Mauro Bettini, C.G. Richardson, Riley Parker, Bill Crawford and Bob Newton. Honorary pallbearers are Tommy Powell, Mike Rogers, Mike Ernest, Hank Rothell and Dave Brown.

Memorials may be made to a hospice organization of choice.