Abram Zimri Craver

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Jan 11, 1930 – Feb 3, 2021 (Age 91)


January 11, 1930
February 3, 2021
Colorado Springs, Colorado


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January 11, 1930 February 3, 2021
Abram Zimri Craver was born January 11, 1930 to Sidney and Statory Craver in Harleton, Texas. Abram was the 8th born in a family of 9. Abram graduated from Macedonia High School in Jefferson Texas in 1947. He enlisted in the United States Army and served our country for 25 years. During his tenure, Abram served in Germany, Indochina, USA, and 2-tours in Vietnam. He was presented 4 Bronze medals; Bronze Star Medal; Good Conduct Medal-5th Ward; Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster for the Army Commendation Medal. After retiring from the U.S. Army, Abram attended and graduated from Pikes Peak Community College with an A.A. Degree. He began his 2nd career at Hewlett Packard in Colorado Springs, Colorado as a Computer Security Specialist retiring after 20 years of service.
Abram was an active member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church joining in 1970 until his death. Abram served in numerous ministries to include, yet not limited to (1) The Ushers Ministry serving as President for both the Western States and Southern District; (2) President for over 30 years on the Ushers Ministry at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church (3) Dean of Christian Education for the Southern District; (4) Prison Ministry; (5) Spokesman for numerous Men's Day occasions; (6) President of the Golden Age Ministry; as well as devoted to Bible Study; Vacation Bible School; and the Singles Ministry. Abram also mentored men throughout the community.
Abram peacefully passed away on February 3, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents and 7 siblings. He leaves to cherish his memory sons: Larry Bernard Craver of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Richmond (Paula) Agrave of Harleton, Texas; 1 brother; Reverend Sidney (Opal) Craver of Vacaville, California; 1 granddaughter; Victoria Agrava of Harleton, Texas. Amidst a multitude of people, he was truly blessed with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and kindred souls Myra and Anthony Fraser of Colorado Springs, Colorado. A special niece and caregiver; Lois Y. Johnson, Denver, Colorado; lifelong friends Joe and Zelma Nathaniel, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Visitation for Mr. Abram Zimri Craver will be held at Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral Services for Mr. Abram Zimri Craver will be held at Angelus Chapel Funeral Directors and Crematory (1104 S. Circle Drive), Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910 on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will be streamed live in YouTube. The link is rtmp://a.rtmp.youtube.com/live2.

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He was a good man he was a God-fearing man he was a friend of mine he was a person that always enjoyed his company always enjoy the spiritual walking life I know he's with the Lord now I pray for his family his friends and my sister that God will continue to bless them Deacon James play Denver Colorado Central Baptist Church

On behalf of the Entire Griggs' Family we send our deepest condolences to your family. Brother AZ was a dear friend and mentor to me during my time at EMBC. I would always love to hear how he made the word of God Plan for all to understand. He was truly a treasure in God's eye is why he stayed so long to help others... We call him the President of Wisdom row in Sunday school class and the Men's Ministry the City-wide Brother hood and he and my Mother Sis VL Griggs stood shoulder to shoulder...

The Buckley AFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences and our gratitude for Mr. Craver's 25 years of service to our country in the Army. If you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley AFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole...