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Curtis

Allen

Craft

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November 21, 2019

Curtis Allen Craft, 65, of 409 N. Alleghany Ave., died, Thursday November 21, 2019 in Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born July 28, 1954 in Covington, the son of the late Theo and Ruby Via Craft. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his father in law Buck Thurston. Mr. Craft had worked for Garten Trucking as a driver, He was a member of McAllister Memorial Presbyterian Church, and had retired from the Covington Fire Department. Curtis was a graduate of CHS Class of 1972. He also was avid UVA and Washington Redskins Fan and loved his two grandsons. Surviving are his wife of 13 years Denise Thurston Craft of Covington, two step sons Dustin Lee Belcher and Angel Walton, Darren Gregory Belcher and his wife Suzanne, two grandsons Davis Lee Belcher and Dekker Ray Belcher all of Meadows of Dan, three sisters Carol Liptrap and her husband Don of Troutville, Peggy Tingler and her husband Henry, Jr. of Roanoke, and Donna Craft Walker of Covington, one brother Steven Craft and his wife Donna of Covington, a step mother in law Mary Thurston , two brothers in law Gregory Thurston and Tom Spence and two sisters in law Tana Broughman and husband Mike, and Melissa Lantz and her husband Mark, his two fur babies Rascal and Precious, his Covington Fire Department and Garten Trucking Family, and a number of nieces and nephews. In keeping with his wishes his body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held Sunday November 24, 2019 at 4:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with Anthony Lowry officiating. The family will receive their friends following the service. The family suggests that memorial donations may be made in Mr. Craft's name to the Covington Fire Department at 435 W. Hawthorne St., Covington, VA 24426 or to Surviving and Giving Back, Attn: Becky Downer; 2704 Jackson River Road, Covington, VA 24426 or to the Account at Highland Community Bank. Service Sunday, November 24, 2019 04:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Sunday, November 24, 2019 04:30 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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