Jimmie Lee Craft, age 70, passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2011 at his home in Chilhowie, Virginia.
He was born on May 21, 1940 to the late James Oliver Craft & Callie Eller Craft. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant daughter Melinda Sue Craft and his father-in-law & mother-in-law Basil & Mary Blevins. He had served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Grosses Creek Baptist Church, The Francis Marion V.F.W. Post 4667, The Marion Chapter #54 of the Royal Arch and Chilhowie Masonic Lodge # 250 AF & AM.
He is survived by: His Loving Wife of 49 Years: Charmie Magdalene Craft
One Son: Jerry Craft, Fredericksburg, VA
One Daughter & Son-in-Law: Sherry Smith & husband Keith, Stafford, VA
His Special Grandchildren: Paige Smith and fiancée Keith Hall & his daughter, Aspen, Stafford, VA Dustin Smith, Stafford, VA
His Sisters: Shelby Blankenship, Lancaster, SC Nancy McCoy, Chilhowie, VA Connie Roland & husband Joe, Chilhowie, VA Kathy Lowe & husband Earl, Chilhowie, VA
Special Friends: Jackie Walls, Brad Burkett, Roy Suits, Kecil Sheets Several Nieces & Nephews
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from the Grosses Creek Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Grosses Creek Cemetery with full military honors rendered by the Francis Marion V.F.W. Post 4667. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM at the church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry: 141 S. Pine Ave., Chilhowie, VA 24319. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bradleysfh.com. Bradley’s Funeral Chapel of Chilhowie is serving the family.