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Larry K. CRAFT Obituary

Larry K. Craft

HILLSBORO, IL - Larry K. Craft, 62, of Hillsboro, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

Larry was born Aug. 18, 1951, in Jacksonville, IL, the son of the late Lawrence E. and Lucille (Knox) Craft. He married Linda Wheeler on Oct. 5, 1974, at Chatham United Methodist Church.

Larry retired as an operating engineer at the Coffeen Power Station for Ameren Illinois. He was a member of Ansar Shrine; he enjoyed working on, restoring, and taking his Dodge 1939 pickup truck to car shows. Larry was an avid fan of the St. Louis Blues, the Dallas Cowboys, rockabilly music and Waylon Jennings.

Surviving Larry are his wife, Linda Craft; children: L. Jason (Jia-Yee Tang) Craft of Chicago, Lyle (Aimee) Craft of Riverton, and Lisa (Pete) Sander of Springfield; and five grandchildren: Jeremy and Jordyn Craft, Josh and Nora Sander, and Simone Craft.

A casual graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Oak Ridge Cemetery, 1441 Monument Ave., Springfield, IL 62702.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Larry's name may be made to: Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Please share in Larry's online "Life Remembered Story" at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.



Published in The State Journal-Register on May 28, 2014
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