Richard Warren Kraft, age 63, of Grafton, went to be with our Lord, Monday, February 11, 2013, at Grafton City Hospital.
He was born December 23, 1949 in Grafton, a son of the late Norma Lee (Rinker) Kraft, and Richard Lee Kraft and wife Helen, who survive, of Grafton.
Rick was a 1967 graduate of Milford Mill High School, Baltimore, MD. He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the US Army. While serving his country he was stationed in Siagon as a helicopter mechanic.
He was employed at United Propane Company where he worked as a truck driver and manager, and was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.
Rick was loved by so many, and gave his heart freely and will be missed here on earth. The good news is “Nothing is lost, if you know where to find it.” See you in heaven some fine day!
In addition to his father he is survived by: one son, Patrick Kraft, of Grafton; one daughter, Sara Sisler and husband Michael, of Grafton; one grandson, Bryson Orion Sisler, of Grafton; one sister, Marlene Kraft Wenger and husband Paul, of Supply, NC ; one brother, Michael Kraft and wife Kelly, Grafton; one aunt, Margaret Kraft Cox, of Grafton; and two nieces, Rachel Joyce Archer, of Grafton, and Lindsey Joyce Tuggle, of Dallas, TX, and their families.
Friends may call at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church on Friday, February 15, 2013, from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:30 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2013 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Lowther and Lay Minister Jimmy Arnold officiating. Interment will follow at the WV National Cemetery.
Military graveside rites will be accorded by the VFW Memorial City Post #3081, American Legion Taylor County Post #12, Central WV DAV Chapter 24, and their auxiliaries, and the WV Army National Honor Guard of Camp Dawson.