Clarence Lenwood ‘Pete’ Craft Sr.

OAK HILL — Clarence Lenwood “Pete” Craft, Sr., 80, of Oak Hill, passed away Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at his home.

Born May 9, 1926, at Rainelle, he was the son of the late Clarence and Minerva Adkins Craft.

He was the owner of C&C Packett at Hilltop. He was a member, past Master, and current Treasurer of Oak Hill Lodge No. 120 A.F. & A.M., Past High Priest of Sewell Chapter No. 24 R.A.M., past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of West Virginia, and member of the Mount Hope Commandery No. 22 K.T. He was a graduate of Rainelle High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Orpha Etta Greer Craft, on Feb. 24, 1976; and a sister, Bettye Brubaker of Lexington, Va.

Survivors include his son, C.L. “Junior” Craft, Jr., of Oak Hill; two daughters, Orpha Sue Keel of Gresham, Ore., and Bettye Lynn Craft of Lakewood, Wash.; three grandchildren; a brother, Robert Hand of Tucson, Ariz.; and sister, Ester Johnson of Lynchburg, Va.

Services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Hill, with Pastor James P. Allen officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, with Masonic graveside rites by Oak Hill Lodge No. 120 A.F. & A.M.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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