Elmer "Duke" CraftFt. Blackmore, VA | January 25, 2011
Elmer "Duke" Craft – Ft. Blackmore, VA
Elmer Wayne "Duke" Craft, 51, Ft. Blackmore, VA passed away, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Craft was born in Sullivan County, TN on October 13, 1959, son of Jeanette Lane and the late Sherrill Craft.
In addition to his father, an infant daughter, Autumn Nicole Craft preceded him in death. Surviving is his wife, Ruby M. Craft, Ft. Blackmore, VA; daughter, Staci Shupe and husband, Scott, Gray, TN; son, Stephen Wayne Craft, Ft. Blackmore, VA; granddaughter, Savanna Riley Craft; mother, Jeanette Craft, Ft. Blackmore, VA; sisters, Amy Greenwell and husband, David, Ft. Blackmore, VA and Frettia Olmos-Hernandez and husband, Audencio, Ft. Blackmore, VA; and brother, Danny Craft and wife, Elizabeth, Ft. Blackmore, VA; several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, January 27, 2011 at the Gate City Funeral Home and other times at the residence of his mother. Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Hunley officiating. Pine Grove Harmony will provide the music.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2011 at the Craft Cemetery, Ft. Blackmore, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Rick Page and Jerry Page will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Family and friends are asked to meet at Gate City Funeral Home at 12:00 p.m., Friday to go in procession to the graveside service.
An online guest registry is available for the Craft family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Elmer Wayne Craft.
Condolencesamy and family,i am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother duke,god bless you and your family. you are in my prayers.amy i love you like a sister and i would not have you hurt for a day.if you need anything just call 276-431-1807
Posted by: connie page addington, February 16, 2011
May Almighty God of Tender Mercies Comfort the
Craft family (2Co.1:3,4), When the last enemy strikes grief may be great and make the heart yearn for Comfort, Almighty God gives HOPE and PROMISE at
(JOHN 5:28, ACTS 24:15 and REVELATION 21:4)
Almighty God HOPE and PROMISE SOON TO BE ATTAIN,
May these thoughts be of some Comfort.
Posted by: Ginger Robinson , January 27, 2011
i would like to give you my deepest sorrow, and i am so sorry for your loss. may god bless the family while they morn the lose of this loved one.
and mam's house buffet friends
Posted by: wanda osborne, January 27, 2011
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