George Glenn Craft

George Glenn Craft, 71, of Merryville, LA died September 8, 2009 at 10:40 PM in his residence. George was born August 3, 1938 to Dean and Trudy Craft. He was a graduate of MerryvilleHigh School. After graduation he joined the Air Force. He was stationed at Homestead Air Force Base during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked for DSI Transport in Houston, TX for over 10 years. He transferred to Baton Rouge in 1969. He later opened his own business, Geo’s Truck & Trailer Repair. He sold his business in 1991 but continued to work for the company. He retired in 2002. He was a member of FBC, Merryville.


He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sherry Hill Craft; two daughters, Georgia Thurston of Merryville, LA and Rachel Craft Smith of Baton Rouge, LA; two brothers, Jerrell Craft and wife Judy of Conroe, TX and Jerry Craft and wife Sherry of DeRidder, LA; three sisters, Maxie Hare of Merryville, LA, Betty Daoust of Alvin, TX and Mary Linda Craft of Houston, TX; five grandchildren; Matthew Bennett and wife Lasa of Singer, LA, Emily and Erin Bennett; Reagan and Kevin Smith. Mr. Craft was preceded in death by his parents Dean and Trudy Craft, brother Willie D. Craft and son-in-law Mark Smith.


Visitation will begin on Thursday September 10, 2009 at 5:00-9:00 PM at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA. Funeral Service will be on Friday September 11, 2009 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church Of Merryville in Merryville, LA. Burial will be in Cannon Cemetery in Merryville, LA. Bro. Wayne Squyres will officiate.