Lyall Wayne Craft

Born in Albany, Kentucky on July 17, 1944

Departed on February 7, 2018 and resided in Sparta, Tennessee

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Lyall Wayne Craft - Age 73, February 7, 2018.

Survived by his wife of 56 years, Marie Craft; children, Terry Craft (Teresa) and Jeff Craft (Cindy); grandchildren, Hillary Johnson (Jordan), Allison Craft and Emily Craft; great-grandchild, Peyton Johnson; brothers, Danny Craft (Chris), Joe Craft (Pauleese); many nieces and nephews.

Lyall worked in the prison system for 34 years. He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors.

Visitation will be 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home.
HARPETH HILLS FUNERAL HOME, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, (615) 646-9292 www.harpethhills.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Physician Assistant Foundation www.pa-foundation.org

16 Comments to Lyall Wayne Craft

  1. Melinda Sewell
    February 8, 2018 4:56 pm

    Marie, Terry and Jeff,
    So sorry to hear this about Lyall. I have such fond memories playing cards and being at your home in Alabama when I would visit with Sandra. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers and may God wrap his arms around you all.

    A friend, Melinda Morgan Sewell

  2. Gay latham. Virginia Aaron. David Powell. John Morgan. Tim Cantrell. Janet boggess. Gordon penticuff
    February 8, 2018 7:43 pm

    Lyall was part of our high school class of 1961. We are saddened by this loss. Our prayers are with his family.

  3. Ray, Brenda and John Helton
    February 8, 2018 7:54 pm

    Jeff and Cindy; Terry and Teresa; Marie and all the Crafts. We are so sorry to hear about Lyall’s passing. Although I did not see him that often, he was always very nice to me, and a good father. And you can tell that by interacting with Jeff and Terry. I’m glad that he spent his final days at the place he loved on the water. I have a friend at church who told me Lyall did an amazing and tough job in the prison system.

  4. Joan Gardner
    February 8, 2018 8:11 pm

    I knew your dad thru the PA profession. We spent time together at the conference at Gaitlinburg every year. I helped him with the position at Cumberland Justice Center your dad called me, probably a month to 6 wks ago. Always enjoyed his humor and advice

  5. Dotti Brewer
    February 8, 2018 8:51 pm

    Marie,
    I am sorry I cannot be there with you in this very difficult time. I love you and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Terry and Jeff,
    I never got to meet you in person but I felt like I knew you and your families through your Dad. I worked with Lyall for many years and I am honored that he was my friend. He was a very special person and will be missed by many.

  6. Lois Potts
    February 8, 2018 9:16 pm

    Marie, may God comfort you and your family. You have been on my mind so strong for a long time. I wish I had called you when I wanted to. Wish I could be be there. Just want you to know I am thinking of you. And will talk to you soon. Love you my friend. Lois.

  7. Gina Hintson Neumann
    February 8, 2018 10:46 pm

    So many precious memories with this family…..you are and will always be family!! Our parents were such good friends and we were too as children…..He will always be in your heart and I know he loved you all…Marie…Terry and Jeff and all his grandbabies……May God wrap his arms around you and hold you close!!! I love you all Gina

  8. Donna Lynch
    February 9, 2018 8:12 am

    I met Lyall early in my career as a PA. He offered lots of good advice. Additionally he had a great sense of humor and loads of amazing stories about his experiences. I extend my sympathies to his wife and family. He’ll be missed.

  9. Steve Quarin
    February 9, 2018 8:52 am

    To the Craft Family, we are so sorry to hear about Lyall’s passing. We know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have our very deepest sympathy.
    AbbVie Oncology – Midwest Region (Betsy, Steve, Carol, Dave, Scott, Mike, and Steve)

  10. Saundra Allison
    February 9, 2018 9:14 am

    Marie. I’m so sorry for your loss. I have often thought of our times we spent together playing cards I know he will be missed greatly. He was such a kind gentle man.

  11. Scott Whitesell
    February 9, 2018 12:42 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  12. Lolie Jones, Jr.
    February 9, 2018 8:16 pm

    Thank you family for allowing Lyall to spending years with TDOC, I worked with him at the old TN State Prison and he was always the same. My prayers are with each of you that the Lord Jesus Christ gives you comfort now and always.

  13. Robert Erwin
    February 10, 2018 12:57 am

    I worked with Lyall in DOC for many years. Deep respect for him. Sad for your loss

  14. Mary Ann Reese
    February 10, 2018 6:38 am

    Beautiful remembrance video. Lyall had such a wonderful life with family and friends. I will be thinking of you and praying for God to strengthen you during these hard times. Lyall will certainly be missed.

  15. J. R. Miller
    February 11, 2018 12:02 am

    Lyall’s family,
    Lyall’s work in the department of correction was important to thousands of felons committed to serve time in our system. He made every effort to do that to the best of his ability. Those of us who worked with him also depended on him to get the job done. You can be proud of his service and dedication.

  16. Don Dalton
    February 15, 2018 10:46 am

    My thoughts and prayers go to the family. Lyall was my first cousin and I am the little boy in the picture with Lyall, Danny and JG.

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