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Thomas Craft
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Thomas LeRoy Craft, 73 of Butler, Missouri went Home November 1, 2017 at his home in rural Virginia, Missouri. Cremation, with memorial services 3:00 pm Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Virginia United Methodist Church, Butler, Missouri. Visitation will be held prior to services on Sunday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, also at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to House of Hound animal shelter. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Tom, or Tommy, was born in Butler, MO on October 6, 1944 to Kenneth and PaulineThomas Craft. He was the middle of three boys. Tom graduated from Miami High School in 1962. In 1964, he purchased his farm, Changing Acres, from his Uncle Everitt Craft; and made it his lifelong home.

On January 31, 1964, he married Anita Bowers. From this union, Wendi Laine and Rusty LeRoy Craft were born. On May 28, 1976, Tom married Janice Finley Malcom, bringing two children into the family- Barbara Kay and Robert Duane Malcom. Later on, Tom and Jan added Dustin Thomas to make the total number of children five.

Tom loved fishing and talking about cows and grass with anyone who would listen. In 2003, he proudly accepted the award of State Grassland Farmer of the Year.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth, and his son, Rusty. He left behind four kids- Barbara Craft, Wendi Dooley and husband Michael, Robert Malcom and wife Sheila, and Dustin Craft (Anna). Also remaining are nine grandkids and two great grandkids.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

5

Nov

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Virginia United Methodist Church

7902 NW State Route 52
Butler, Missouri 64730

Memorial Service

Sunday

5

Nov

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virginia United Methodist Church

7902 NW State Route 52
Butler, Missouri 64730

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Hill Cemetery

715 E Mill St
Butler, MO 64730


Memorial Contribution

House of Hound

10 S Orange St
Butler, MO 64730
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