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William Craft

William E. "Bill" Craft

Monday, March 1st, 1926 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
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Obituary

William “Bill” E. Craft, 94, of Knightstown, formerly of Spiceland, passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

He was born on March 1, 1926 in South Webster, Ohio, a son of the late Harry Olney and Sarah Alice (Bailey) Craft.

Bill was a resident of Henry County for 79 years and enlisted in the United States Navy at the age of 17. He served his country proudly during WWII aboard the USS LST-570 in the South Pacific Ocean. Bill married Geraldine “Geri” E. Harr on May 12, 1951 and enjoyed 68 years of marriage. He worked as a tool and die maker for Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis for 26 years and retired in June 1985. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. Bill and Geri together attended Community Baptist Church in Knightstown.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Geri Craft; three sons, Darrel (wife: Janet) Craft of Spiceland, Roger Craft of Hawaii and Rodney (wife: Lisa) Craft of Beaufort, SC; one daughter, Diana (husband: Troy) Kennedy of Spiceland; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda (husband: Walter) Maynard of South Webster, OH and Hilda Adams of Minford, OH; one sister-in-law, Georgia Craft of Quincy, KY and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, five sisters and a half-brother.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Community Baptist Church, 6643 Old National Road, Knightstown, IN 46148 or the Wounded Warrior Project. www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org

Funeral services will be private for the immediate family due to the current restrictions created by COVID-19. The family would like to invite those who wish to join the service at Heritage Funeral Care Facebook Live Stream at 2:00 pm, Monday, April 13, 2020 with Pastor Danny Shelton officiating.

A celebration of life memorial with military honors will be held at a later date.

You may send the family a personal condolence at www.heritagefuneralcares.com.

The Hunt family and Heritage staff are honored to serve the family of Bill Craft.
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    Location
    Glen Cove Cemetery
    Address
    8875 S. State Road 109
    KNIGHTSTOWN, IN 46148
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The service will be streaming live on the Heritage Funeral Care Facebook on Monday at 2:00 p.m., April 13, 2020.

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sandra tracy

Posted at 03:30pm
I am so sorry about the loss of Uncle William. God bless you during this difficult time. Take care.
Love,
Sandra Craft Tracy family and Georgia Craft
 
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Diana kennedy Posted at 05:11pm

Thanks sandy for comment. I hadn’t seen this yesterday and was wondering abt it. I appreciate it.
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Ed Cavanaugh

Posted at 01:34pm
We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
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Roger craft

Posted at 12:11am
So sorry I could not be there in person . Please know your loved and hope to see you soon. Love Roger
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Wilma Massengale

Posted at 05:09pm
So sorry about Bill, you have my sympathy, may God bless each one of you, love to all. Wilma Massengale
 

Christina Morgan Posted at 09:48pm

Thank you so much Wilma! Love you!
 
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Diana kennedy Posted at 07:06am

Thanks Wilma. Love diana
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Barbara Meade

Posted at 04:32pm
Jerry & Family,
Our prayers & sympathy are with you. We are privileged to have know Bill. If we can do anything in your time of need please let us know . We are with you in our thoughts & prayers.

Truly,
Rhonda Brown & Rachel Tauber
 
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Diana kennedy Posted at 10:25am

Thank you for your care and support for mom and dad during his illness. Mom needed the extra support.
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