Truman Ray Craft, 74

Mr. Truman Ray Craft, age 74 of Bogata died Friday October 25, 2013 in Paris Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11am Saturday, November 2 in Bogata Cemetery Pavilion under direction of Wood Funeral Home. The Patriot Guard Riders of Northeast Texas will provide military honors. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.

Mr. Craft was born June 20, 1939 in Tyler Texas the son of J.G. and Carri Bell Barrett Craft. He retired as a computer operations manager with the City of Ft Worth. He married Kathleen Bianculli in 1972. He was a member of Warren Teague Post American Legion Post #199 of Deport and Red River Chapter of Texas Masters Naturalist.

Survivors are his wife Kathleen of  Bogata, his sisters Ruby Burch of LaMarque Texas, Betty Roach and husband Jack of Garland, Texas, Mary Dameon of Plano and Mollie Hertwig of Tyler,  brothers Troy Craft and wife Ruth,  and Jerry Craft of Galveston   and Cary Craft of DeFuniok Springs, Florida, brother in law Michael Bianculli and sisters in law Jo Folino and husband John and Jane Kerr and husband Paul all of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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  1. Glenn Craft says:

    Uncle Truman you will be missed greatly. We loved you so much. Words can’t describe the pain I’m feeling right now. You and Aunt Kathy were a huge influence in my life. I’m eternally grateful to both of you. Love you and I’ll see you again one day.

  2. Russell Rozell says:

    I dont know that I have ever met a that would loan you anything he hade right after introducing yourself to them. Truman was a great neighbor and friend in the short time I had known him. He will be missed greatly in our neighborhood! rest in peace ole friend!!!

    Rozell Family

  3. Roxanna Shento says:

    My dear cousin, Kathy, what a sudden and very sad loss for you and your family and friends! My heart is breaking for you. I send my prayers and my love. Roxanna

  4. shirley rauter says:

    Kathy…I am sending you lots of love, and fun memories of the hikes and camping together. Truman’s sweet disposition and smile will truly be missed. My prayer is that you receive comfort and peace to help you get through this very difficult time…You and Truman are dearly loved… many hugs, Shirley

  5. Mike Little says:

    Our condolences Kathy. WE were sorry to hear of Truman’s passing. We’ll miss seeing him at the annual Credit Union dinner. I enjoyed working with and knowing Truman at the City of Fort Worth.

    Mike & Nancy Little

  6. Ron and Karen Thomas says:


    Words cannot begin to express just what a loss your passing will be to us. Over the years, we have truly grown to love you and Kat and cherish you as two of our dearest friends. You were such a genuinely kind and generous soul, and you would light up the room no matter where we happened to be.

    We will miss our little excursions here and there with you and Kat. We had some good times, didn’t we? We will always be there to watch out over Kat and keep her out of trouble. We love you, Man!

    Ron and Karen

    We will miss you our friend.

  7. Johnny Stevens says:

    Worked with Truman for many years at the city. So sad here Of
    Trumans’ passing. You have our thoughts and prayes.
    Johnny & Lou Stevens

  8. Sorry to hear about Trumans passing Worked with him many years at the City Of Ft Worth and he was a true friend. I know he will be missed. You have our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Sorry to hear about Trumans passing. He was a good friend as I worked with him for many years at the City of Ft Worth. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you.

  10. Danny & Linda Lewis says:

    Sorry to hear about Trumans passing. Worked with him for many years at the City of Ft Worth. He was a true friend and will be missed. Our prayers are with you

  11. PD and Ken says:

    Adios Dear Heart
    We’ll miss your dancing feet.
    You have taken a piece of our hearts
    with you.
    Till we meet again…
    Much love
    Ken and PD

  12. Jan Sampson says:

    So sorry to hear of Trumans passing. It has brought up so many old memories of all of us sharing time together….you and I riding the school bus to high school in Pittsburgh, you meeting Truman and falling madly in love and moving to California, me moving to California and the two of you taking me in as another room mate in your apartment, the three of us getting another apartment and then the big earthquake happening, you two getting married and me being in your wedding, you deciding to move to Texas, you coming back out to visit us in California, me going to visit you in Texas ….wow so many good times. I hope the good times will comfort you during this difficult time.
    Love you, Jan Sampson

  13. Jean & Carl Jegel says:

    All our love and prayers are with you Kathy. So many memories of Truman come to mind, parties at your apartment in L.A., his great Donald Duck impersonations, our trip through the Panama Canal and our most recent trip to Alaska, visiting you in Texas, your help with our kids’ weddings, meeting up in Las Vegas, wonderful memories – you and Truman have been such dear friends and enriched our lives. You have been dear confidants and always eager to help us out. We miss him so much already. Sincerest condolences, Jean and Carl

  14. Heather Clement says:

    Aunt Kathy,

    I just wanted you to know how much I love you and how sad and heartbroken I am about Uncle Truman. You both were such a big part of my childhood. I will always remember the fun places and the times you spent with Brandon and I. y’all were always there and always so much fun and joy to be around. I love my silly, Donald duck talking Uncle so much! I will miss hearing that sound, I’m so thankful that Seth got to know him and remember his funny duck noise as he calls at. I will miss him so much! Love you and you are constantly in my prayers and thoughts.

    Heather C.

  15. Erin Meals says:

    Kathy, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Truman’s passing. You and he have always been such dearly loved friends of our entire family, and all the Arnolds will miss him greatly. I don’t ever remember a time where Truman didn’t have a smile whenever we saw him, and I have so many wonderful memories of happy times spent in the company of both of you. My heart aches for your loss, and you have my deepest sympathy and condolences.

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