Larry Joe Crafton, son of the late Lloyd and Opal (Panke ) Crafton, was born on July 25, 1948 in Gideon, Missouri and departed this life on July 1, 2011 at the age of 62 years, 11 months and 6 days.
He is survived by his wife, Martha (Carver) Crafton, of Kennett, Missouri; three sons, Tommy Crafton and Gene Crafton of Kennett, and Robert Crafton of Holcomb, Missouri; two daughters, Lisa Jo Shackelford of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Lisa Marie Kendrick of Holcomb; 13 grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Jackson of Troy, Missouri, and Kim Sprouse of Holcomb; and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert Bud Crafton, Lindol Crafton, Ronald Crafton and Lewis Crafton; and three sisters, Helen Workman, Haze1 Crafton, and Doris Adams.
Mr. Crafton was of Kennett, Missouri. He was a 1966 graduate of Kennett High School and served in the United States Army. He was a truck driver for many years with Emerson Electric.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday. July 2, 2011 at McDaniel Funeral Service in Kennett, Missouri. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2011 at McDaniel Chapel in Kennett, with Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.
Burial willbe in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett. Pallbearers will be Tommy Crafton, Gene Crafton, Robert Crafton, Gary Shackelford, Greg Kendrick and Mike Crafton.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcdanielfuneralservice.com
McDaniel Funeral Home Services is in charge of arrangements.