Roy Craft

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Roy L. Craft, 87, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at Westwood Hills Health Care Center in Poplar Bluff.

He was born Jan. 22, 1920, at Neelys Landing, son of Hardy and Marie Gohn Craft. He and A. Venita Schiwitz were married Jan. 31, 1943. She died Jan. 28, 1987.

Craft had owned and operated a Zephyr Station at the corner of Sprigg and Themis streets. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Craft of Murphy, N.C., Leroy Craft of St. Louis; a daughter, Margaret Brown of Wappapello, Mo.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to service time Thursday at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Graveside service will be at noon Thursday at Lorimier Cemetery, with Gary Belcher officiating.