Dennis Stevie Craft, 76, of North Vernon died Monday, October 12, 2020, at his residence.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020, at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday, October 14, 2020, from 4 until 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Thursday, October 15, 2020. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery with military graveside rites provided by members of Matt Hester Post #2021, V.F.W.
Mr. Craft was a 1962 graduate of North Vernon High School and served as a machinist mate in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. He worked maintenance for Atmosphere Annealing for six years before retiring and had previously worked maintenance for Golden Casting and Muscatatuck State Developmental Center. Mr. Craft was a member and former quartermaster of Matt Hester Post #2021, V.F.W., member of North Vernon Moose Lodge, AmVets Post #7 and a former member of the American Legion. He enjoyed gardening, working on vehicles and tractors, and spending time with his family.
Born May 27, 1944, in Whitesburg, Kentucky, Mr. Craft was the son of James Willard and Pearlie Jane Stallard Craft.
Survivors include daughters, Crystale (Nick) Cohen and Carla Craft, both of North Vernon; companion, Mary Senior of North Vernon; brother, Billy Craft of North Vernon; and grandchildren, Justice Antel of Seymour, Kiersten and Kristen Ponder, Katie Craft, and Jayden Bridges, all of North Vernon.
Mr. Craft was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roy and Kenneth Craft; and sister, Betty Downey.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Matt Hester Post #2021, V.F.W.