Feb. 1, 1939 - Jan. 13, 2019
EATONTON: Walter Lee Craft, of Lake Sinclair, died Sunday, Jan. 13, at a local nursing home. The family greeted friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Gray Memorial Chapel in Gray. Services followed at 1:00 p.m. at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville. Interment followed at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery .
Mr. Craft was born Feb. 1, 1939, in Lenoir County, North Carolina and had lived at Lake Sinclair for the past 30 years. He was the son of the late Furney Rufus Craft and Thelma McLawhorn Craft. Mr. Craft honorably served his country with the United States Air Force attaining the rank of Master Sergeant with 24 years of service. After retirement from military service, he worked as a machinist for Robins Air Force Base with another 24 years of service. Mr. Craft was a life member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, Post 6686, Eatonton and a member of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by a brother, Worth Craft.
Mr. Craft is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joan Toler Craft, of Lake Sinclair; sons, Brent O’Reilly, of Warner Robins and Lee Craft, of Brooklet; daughters, Jeanette Hadden, of Statesboro and Lesa Didas, of Massachusetts; grandchildren, Marie O’Reilly, Ashley Duncan, Kyle O’Reilly, and Logan Craft; great-grandchildren, Makayla O’Reilly, Taylor O’Reilly, J.R. O’Reilly, Audrey Duncan, and Wyatt Duncan, brothers, Rufus Craft and Randall Craft.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation at www.alzfdn.org.
Gray Memorial Chapel and Crematory was honored to be entrusted with the arrangements for Walter Lee Craft. Please visit the online memorial at www.graymemorialchapel.com.