Richard ‘Dick’ Craft, 82, of Sevierville, TN, formerly of Cayuga, IN, passed away on November 16, 2022 in Sevierville, TN. He was born on July 24, 1940, in Eugene, IN, the son of the Late Nora Murdock Richardson and Vernon Craft. He was united in marriage to Tressie E. Spears on March 8, 1974, in Danville, IL. She will miss him dearly.
Others who will miss him include his son, Richard Allen Craft of Danville, IL; his stepdaughter, Cheri (Brian) Zimmerman of Maryville, TN; his two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren; his sister, Mildred Pribble of Georgetown, IL; his brother, Bob Craft of Cayuga, IN; his sister-in-law, Linda Summers of Sevierville, TN; and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepson, Ralph ‘Buddy’ Collom; five sisters and four brothers.
Dick retired from the United States Army as a Military Policeman. He was a Veteran of Vietnam War. After retirement, he worked at Hysters in Danville, IL, for three years. Dick was of Baptist faith. He was a member of the Cayuga American Legion Post #263. He enjoyed playing poker and watching TV.
A celebration of Dick’s life will be 1:00pm (EST), Monday, November 21, 2022, at Sunset Funeral Home & Cremation Center, DeVerter Chapel, 215 N. Division Street, Cayuga, IN 47928. Visitation will be 11:00am to 1:00pm on Monday prior to his service at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Danville National Cemetery, Danville, IL with Military Honors conducted. Memorial donations may be given in his name to donor’s choice of charity. Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.