Richard Lee Craft was 74 years old and lived in Grapevine, TX. He passed at home peacefully in his sleep on 8/26/2020. Although the specific reason for his death is unknown it is believed he passed from chronic heart complications. Richard was born in New Orleans, LA on 2/26/1946 to Leroy Constantine then adopted and raised by Bill Craft. After graduating high school, he was drafted into the army and served in Korea. He was honorably discharged and attended college at North Texas State University where he met Diana Craft. Richard and Diana were married in 1971 and gave birth to Roger William Craft.
Richard is survived by his son and daughter in law, Roger and Kristin Craft and their 2 children, McKenna and Logan; his sister Helen and husband Vincent Gottschalk; and his sister Marie and her husband Sam Fowlkes and their 3 children. Recently, Richard connected with half brothers and sisters and their families. He enjoyed these new relationships and was happy for the chance to get to know them.
Richard lived and worked in DFW using his jovial personality in sales and insurance. Upon retirement he continued to work as a driver part-time to stay busy, anxiously waiting for his next full-time job of Grandpa.
He would want to be celebrated and remembered as the charismatic and fun-loving man he strived to be daily. He would have nothing more for us all to be together to celebrate his life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Dallas.
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