Davis W. Craft
David W. Craft, age 87, died Monday, April 8, 2013 at the Garden Valley Retirement Village in Garden City, Kansas. He was born May 13, 1925 in Kinsley, Kansas the son of DeWitt and Kathleen Riley Craft. He attended Garden City Community College, played basketball at New Mexico State University, received his Teaching Degree from Fort Hays State University and later earned his Masters of Arts Degree from the University Of Kansas. David served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. St. Louis during WWII. A longtime resident of Garden City, he had worked as a teacher, a coach, a hail adjuster and as a farmer retiring in 1988. He taught and coached at Plains schools in 1951 and 1952.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the American Legion both of Garden City, Kansas. He and his wife were very involved in Mission work in Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain and in the United States.
On May 28, 1950 he married Pauline Peterson in Garden City, Kansas. She survives. Other Survivors Include: Two Sons, John (& Beth) Craft of Denver, Colorado and Rege (& Maria) Craft of Lawrence, Kansas; One Daughter, DeAnn Craft of Goffstown, New Hampshire; One Brother, Roger Craft of Bozeman, Montana; Three Sisters, Helen Beiderwell of Fresno, California, Marjory James of Dighton, Kansas and Carol Hodgkinson of Garden City, Kansas; Five Grandchildren and One Great-Grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Pearl Ramsey Craft and Two Brothers, John & Rufus Craft.
Funeral Services were held at 11:00am on Friday, April 12, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Garden City, Kansas. Interment was held in the Valley View Cemetery in Garden City, Kansas. Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home of Garden City, Kansas.