Gary L. “Pops” Craft

June 24, 1956 ~ April 19, 2022 (age 65)


Gary L. “Pops” Craft, 65, of Mill Creek, passed away, April 19, 2022, at the home of his daughter, surrounded by his family.

Gary was born June 24, 1956, in Charleston to the late James Hayden Craft, Jr. and Elsie Mae Kinser Craft.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Edward Craft and a nephew, Casey Craft.

Gary’s favorite scripture was John 3:16

He loved riding horses and motorcycles, fishing and swimming, camping out and bonfires, Fireworks, with report, loved different kinds of music and loved cars, trucks, and drag racing.

Gary is survived by his loving family, son, Jamie (Melanie) Craft , daughter, Amanda Craft (David), grandchildren, Cory Austin, Kayla Elizabeth, Cheyenne Dawn, Cole Jacob Reed, Bryce Allen Dyer, siblings, Sharon Ann (Dan) Jenkins, Gregory Allen (Jean) Craft, both of Columbus, OH, Guy Wesley (Debbie) Craft of Dunbar, Rita Faye Selders, girlfriend, Nancy Blankenship

A Service of Remembrance will be held 4:00 PM, Saturday, April 23, at the Elk Funeral Home, 2001 Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston, WV  25302 with Pastor Dale Burger Officiating.Family will receive friends from 2 until 4 PM, Saturday at  the funeral home.

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April 23, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Elk Funeral Home
2001 Pennsylvania Ave.
Charleston, WV 25302

Service of Remembrance
April 23, 2022

4:00 PM
Elk Funeral Home
2001 Pennsylvania Ave.
Charleston, WV 25302

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