Lonnie Craft, Jr.

Lonnie L. Craft, Jr.


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Lonnie Craft, Jr. 69 years old, passed away Tuesday, Oct 19th, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones. Lonnie was born Dec 13, 1951 in Columbia, SC. He was the middle child of six children, five being girls. He graduated from Dreher High School in 1970.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda Yandle Craft, his two children Lance (Beth) Craft, and Dena Craft Berry, five grandchildren, Connor, Sommer & Macie Berry and Cullen and Carlon Craft, two sisters Bootsie (Mickey) Gleaton and Melody (Jody) Hill, brothers-in-law, Rusty Castine and Glen Matthews, Bob (Vicky) Yandle, Buster (Lori) Yandle, and sister-in-law, Debe (Jeff) Morrell. He is predeceased by sisters: Jeannie Castine, Tennie Sturgeon, and Frankie Matthews.

His true loves were God, family, young children that he coached over the years, and older people that he volunteered to mentor.

Quote by Lonnie Craft in his last days “Jesus sent me to heaven briefly and made me sign my name on the roll before I left this world.”

A very casual memorial service is planned for Lonnie Craft, Jr. on Monday, Oct 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm. The service will be officiated by Pastor Jeffery Scott and Lonnie’s nephew, Pastor David Sturgeon at Calvary Baptist Church, 500 S Kilbourne Rd. Columbia, SC 29205.

Donations may be made to Cavalry Baptist Church

Family and friends can sign the online guestbook at www.southcarolinacreamation.com.


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Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday, October 25, 2021
Calvary Baptist Church
500 S. Kilbourne Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States