Kenneth Earl Craft

November 16, 1933 - July 3, 2009

11/16/1933 - 07/03/2009

Past Services

Sunday July 05, 2009
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Monday July 06, 2009
11:00 am

Additional Information:

Mr. Parker Phillips will be officiating the service.

Mr. Kenneth Earl Craft, age 75 died at the Our Community Hospital in Scotland Neck on Friday, July 3, 2009. Mr. Craft was a native of Martin County, however made his home in Halifax County in Scotland Neck. He was married to Sylvia Avery and they enjoyed fifty-five wonderful years of marriage and to this marriage were born two children. He was drafted by the United States Army and served a tour of duty. Later he was called back to active duty where he served yet another tour. Mr. Craft worked for Fulflex Manufacturing Company from the time it open until 1996 some twenty-eight years until he retired. Following retirement he began work as a carpenter in Scotland Neck and the surrounding area. Mr. Craft was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed the time he got to spend with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed dancing, gardening and spending time with people.

Preceding him in death are his mother and father, Willie Sills Craft and Wiley Nobles Craft, four brothers; Ben, Buddy, Jerry and Alfred ‘Dunk’ Craft.

Survivors include his wife Sylvia Avery Craft of the home, two sons; Kevin Craft and his wife Carol of Roanoke Rapids, along with their children Danielle and Melody Craft, and Ken Craft and his wife Kelly of Scotland Neck, along with their children Tommy and Kelsey Craft, four sisters; Grace Bunting of Oak City, Jane Madry of Leggett, Alice Bullock and her husband Charlie Mac of Wilmington and Brenda Williamson and her husband Garland of Williamston, three brothers; William ‘Tiny’ Craft and his wife Ruby of Tarboro, Charles Craft and Frankie Craft both of Oak City.

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gloria Klar
14 years ago

Thinking of you and sending prayers to the family

Gloria Avery Klar

Sue Davis
14 years ago

We are so very sorry to hear your loss; please know you are all in our prayers. May God Bless

Colleen Bunting
14 years ago

Much sympathy to the immediate and extended family of Kenneth. I regret that I could not attend the visitation and service. From July 4th – July 9th I was out of the state. I learned of Kenneth’s passing upon returning home Thursday night. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. No doubt, Kenneth’s light will forever shine in the hearts and minds of those whose lives he touched.


Colleen Bunting

Claude and Cheryl Richards
14 years ago

Sylvia and Family, Cheryl and I were so sad to hear of Kennys’ passing. It seems like we just saw him at the Re-union and he seemed to be in good health. He was certainly a good man,liked and loved by all who knew him. No one can begin to know the pain and sense of loss You and the Family must be feeling at this time. Our hearts go out to all of you and we are praying for you and the strength you will need. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. You have always been there for us when we needed it and I am proud to have you as a cousin.

When (if) we have another re-union,I know I am sure going to miss Kenny.

All of Our Love,

Claude (Junior) and Cheryl

Deborah Adams-Reyore
14 years ago

Dear Sylvia and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am grateful for the short few hours I spoke with Ken on the phone and forutnate enough to have met him at the Jernigan family reunion.

Our thouhgt and prayers are with you.

God Bless…

Deb and Family

Linda Sills Starnes
14 years ago

So sorry to hear about Kenneth’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to Sylvia,Kevin and Ken and their families. Also sincere sympathy to his sisters and brothers. The image gallery brought alot of happy memories. With love to all,

Mike and Linda (Sills-SV & Teny’s daughter)Starnes

Norma and Dan Mallison
14 years ago

It is so good to have known Ken for even the short time that we did. A line from a poem reads in part ” . . . what was loved in someone’s eyes, never, really, truly dies . . .” Take care, Norma and Dan

Bobby Bell and Family
14 years ago

To the Craft family,

We are sorry for your loss and know he will be missed. We have you in our thoughts and prayers during this time. If we can do anything please let us know.

Bobby Bell and family

Robert Avery
14 years ago

Sylvia I am sorry for your loss. Kenneth was a good husband to you and your children. If I can help in any way let me know.FY

Ricky & Debby Roach
14 years ago

Sylvia, Kevin, Ken, & Family,

We are sorry to hear of your lose. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ricky & Debby Roach