Michael Eugene Craft
February 25, 1938 - December 28, 2020
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Michael E. Craft  Michael E. Craft, 82, of Ruston, Louisiana, went to be with our Lord on Sunday, December 28, 2020, at North Louisiana Medical Center following a brief illness. The family will have a private viewing at Kilpatrick’s Funeral Home followed by a private graveside service at Kilpatrick Memorial Gardens with Dr. Edwin Davis…

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Dede Richard left a message on January 3, 2021:
My deepest condolences to the entire Craft family. Mr. Mike was a dear sweet man and > always enjoyed running into him and getting to visit for a few moments. My heart goes out to you all! 💔
Joanna Ward left a message on January 2, 2021:
Mrs Craft, Doug and Renee: My prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow and sadness. Mr Mike always had words of encouragement and support during my days as a ball player.
Garner K. Morales left a message on January 2, 2021:
So so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to Mom Yvonne, Doug, Renee and the entire family . To know Mike, was to love him. Such a Wonderful human being. He will truly be missed. I thank the Lord for the time our paths crossed from early childhood to adulthood. A mentor I will never forget. Rest in Peace young man.
Jimmie P England left a message on January 1, 2021:
Mike was a wonderful grandparent to our grandchildren, a wonderful father in law to my daughter, and a vibrant unforgettable citizen of the community. He will be missed not only by his wife and children but by the citizens of Ruston, his church, and those of us who saw him only occasionally. God bless.
Jimmie P England left a message on January 1, 2021:
Mike was a wonderful grandparent to our grandchildren, a wonderful father in law to my daughter, and a vibrant unforgettable citizen of the community. He will be missed not only by his wife and children but by the citizens of Ruston, his church, and those of us who saw him only occasionally. God bless.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Jean Bogard McBride left a message on December 31, 2020:
So sorry for your loss of this kind man. Praying for your family.
Debbie Cottingim left a message on December 31, 2020:
I loved Mike like a brother. He meant the world to me. Sooo many wonderful family memories through the years; one of my favorite was going on dates with him and my sweet sis. Yes, and even sitting in the front seat of the car between the two of them. He will be missed by all of us. Sis, he loved you more than life itself. Doug and Renee, y’all were blessed with the best dad ever. My love to all. ❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼
Angela Lacy left a message on December 30, 2020:
Rest In Peace
Vicki Staples left a message on December 30, 2020:
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Mike visited my store often to buy cards for the Mrs. He was always happy and he made me feel good as well. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Joe Craft left a message on December 30, 2020:
Mike was a good man and my 1st cousin. I got some very good advice several years ago that you should always keep your “I love you’s” up to date. The Craft’s are spread all over the country, mostly making our adult lives and Mike and I were no exception. We were fortunate to reconnect and visit each other’s homes in Rustin and San Antonio. I’m very glad we have kept our “I love you’s” up to date. Mike ... I will miss you, but I know you are in a better place. Love you Mike and Yvonne. Joe and Janice Craft
Delores Brewer left a message on December 30, 2020:
In memory of Michael Eugene Craft, Delores Brewer lit a candle
Marcie Cupit left a message on December 30, 2020:
In memory of Michael Eugene Craft, Marcie Cupit lit a candle
Norm & Jo Carter left a message on December 30, 2020:
Yvonne, Norm and I have always thought of you and Mike as special friends. We were a good team when organizing Church functions. Mike always had an encouraging word for Skip. Mike will be sorely missed by many.
James Evans left a message on December 30, 2020:
Yvonne and family - Please know that my heartful thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Bobby Conville left a message on December 30, 2020:
We were friends for over 50 years and Mike's passing is a very personal loss that I share with each family member, espeically Yvonne and Doug. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you seek God's comfort and peace and as you celebrate the life of this very good man. Bobby Conville
Frank and Cecilia Ohene left a message on December 30, 2020:
We are sorry for your loss. Yvonne, Renee, and Doug, our condolences to you and your family.
TERRENCE L SPEARMAN AND FAMILY left a message on December 30, 2020:
FROM ME AND MY FAMILY OUR PRAYERS TO THE CRAFT FAMILY, HOLD ON TO GOD'S UNCHANGING HAND🙏
Mary Ann Parks left a message on December 30, 2020:
Yvonne, Renee, Doug, and families, My sincere condolences to you all. I am so sorry for your and our loss. May God bless you and may he hold you in the palm of his hand.
Bud and Carol Farrar left a message on December 30, 2020:
Doug, Carren, and all the family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for all of you during this most difficult time.
Janice Jones left a message on December 29, 2020:
I am truly sorry for your loss. He was a very nice man.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Mary Fran Crook left a message on December 29, 2020:
Mr Craft and I (along with his wife) made an instant bond. Having moved to LA and being raised in SC (Greenwood), we made an instant connection. A wonderful man, husband and citizen of Ruston, I know he will be truly missed. His store my always my go-to, especially for school/sports needs. Love and prayers for the Craft family from the Crook family, now residing in SC!
Leo Hyde left a message on December 29, 2020:
Yvonne, I am so sorry to learn of Mike's passing. Mike was a good man and I was honored to call him friend. You and your family are in Norlyn and my prayers.
Hannah Marie Lee left a message on December 29, 2020:
So sorry for your loss.He was a special person.Have great memories of working with him.
Joe Napper left a message on December 29, 2020:
Mr. Mike had one of the most positive and influential impacts on me growing up. I worked at the Locker Room he owned from the time I was a senior in high school until I graduated from college in 2011 and even some into 2012. Mr. Mike took me, a quiet, short, awkward homeschooler, and gave me a chance to work for him at his store. I wasn't like any of the other athletes and people who frequented his store but he saw something in me I didn't know was there. Mr. Mike always believed in me and encouraged me, and showed me how to be a good leader, mentor, and friend to others. I witnessed several unaccredited acts of kindness he showed countless people that walked in that store. And I could write a very long letter from all of the kind things he did for me during my time there. Mr. Mike loved me like one of his own, he was a mentor, a great boss, and a godly friend. I thank God for the time he allowed me with him and know how many people he impacted. Mrs. Yvonne, I also want to thank you for all you've done for me and know I will be lifted you and the rest of the family up in prayer. God Bless.
Greg McCarter left a message on December 29, 2020:
Mike Craft was such a good man. Most folks will never know how much he did for the youth in Ruston. Thank you, Mr. Craft.
Donna B Fraley left a message on December 29, 2020:
Many a fond memory of Mr.Craft when Clark and Luke played little league together. Prayers for the family
Vergie Shealy left a message on December 29, 2020:
Yvonne, my heart hurts for you...I'm so very sorry about Mike. John and I always enjoyed seeing you two whether at a Tech baseball game or out to eat. Many prayers for you and your family. Vergie Shealy
Joel Colvin left a message on December 29, 2020:
Godspeed Mr. Craft! You were a such a good man to us all and I appreciated your time so much as a kid growing up coaching us at the national guard armory ! Sending Prayers of comfort and peace to all the Craft Family.
James Holloway left a message on December 29, 2020:
I am so sorry to hear this. Mike will be missed but many people. Mike would do anything for anybody. Prayers RIP my friend!!
jackie robbins left a message on December 29, 2020:
Yvonne, Doug and Renee, we join you in your sorry in the loss of Mike. Likewise we celebrate with you his well spent life. We were all blessed and honored to share in his life.
Dustin Serpas left a message on December 29, 2020:
Mr. Mike will always be remembered as a pillar of the Rustin community. He was an outstanding man! When my father was diagnosed with ALS he offered to print the shirts for a fundraiser at no charge. He was always willing to help a person in need. He helped me as a young coach, and taught me that you have to coach each kid hard, but most importantly you have to love them! Mr. Mike will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with the Craft family.
Neila & Buck Brown left a message on December 29, 2020:
Thinking of the entire Craft family and praying that God will help heal the pain and replace it with wonderful memories. We have now lived in Greenwood, SC for longer than did in Ruston. Love both areas as I know you must.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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