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Lester "Sonny" Craycraft Jr.


1944 - 2017 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Lester "Sonny" Craycraft Jr. Obituary
LESTER "SONNY" V. CRAYCRAFT, JR.
January 21, 1944 - February 21, 2017
Age 73. born in Washington D.C., passed away in Riverside CA. Graduated from Poly High School. Attended Orange Coast College and Riverside City College. Served in the Army 1966 -1968 during the Vietnam War, stationed in Germany.
He was a bartender at various locations in the Riverside area for 10 years. He lived in Newport Beach , CA for some years and was a long-time resident of Riverside. Growing up, he was very athletic, playing for championship teams in baseball and football. He loved to sing karaoke, winning many competitions, and played many pool tournaments. His passion was crafting native american jewelry, which he sold and gave to family and friends.
Predeceased by his parents, Lester V. Craycraft, Sr. and Mary E. Craycraft. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Provinziano; niece, Lori Guzman; nephew Brian Marchando; niece, Terri Kettle; many great and great-great nieces and nephews, and life-long friend, Charlie Bohling. Most importantly his cat, Bonkers, as well as many friends. Thank you to his long-time friend, Bobbi LaRock, for her help and support.
Graveside Service: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 10:00 am-10:45 am at Olivewood Memorial Park, 3300 Central Ave. Riverside, CA.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 1, 2017
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