Thomas K. "T.K." Craft
Thomas K. “T.K.” Craft, 78, of Evans, LA, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
His Lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant….
T.K. Craft started his journey in Evans, LA, where he was raised with four older sisters, whom he loved dearly. Later he married and became the father of six children. T.K. spent the rest of his life being a wonderful father and grandfather. He truly led by example, teaching his family many valuable lessons, encouraging a good work ethic, and being of service to others. He could often be found sitting on the floor playing with his grandchildren, whom he loved and adored.
T.K. worked as a Forester with Boise Cascade. He devoted 26 years of his life to his career. Upon retirement, in 1996, T.K. dedicated his life to helping others. He was an active member of Galilee Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He spent countless hours working on construction projects at his church. He also spent many hours helping on other new church constructions. T.K. traveled many miles as a member of the Baptist Men’s Disaster Relief Chain Saw Crew. He also helped build the Vernon Baptist Association Building. T.K. didn’t have to be asked to help out. When he knew of a need, he met it.
Although T.K. spent most of his time serving God and others, occasionally, he did take time out of his busy schedule to enjoy life. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent many hours in the woods teaching his children and grandchildren to enjoy the great outdoors, just as he did.
The world was truly blessed the day T. K. Craft was born. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, pawpaw, and friend. But more important than this, he was a true servant of God. T. K. was saved at an early age and spent his entire life being the “Hands of God.”
….thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord. Matthew 25:21
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of eleven years, Peggy Swain Craft of Evans, LA; son, Bradley Craft and Rebecca of Evans, LA; daughters, Sherrie Dougherty and Alan of Orange, TX, Tracey Matthews and Spencer of Evans, LA, Mandy Wittenhagen and Mark of Evans, LA, Emily Craft of Leesville; son-in-law, Chuck Kennedy of Evans, LA; bonus sons, Bill Blackmon and Nancy of Florien, LA, Elliott Boggs of Anacoco, LA; sisters, Doris Kariker and Ron of Evans, LA, Dorothy Simmons of Evans, LA, Delma Lickers of AL: 14 grandchildren; four bonus grandchildren; four great grandchildren; nine bonus great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margarett Craft; daughter, Lisa Kennedy; parents, Thomas and Dora Craft; sister, Donice Craft.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Galilee Baptist Church in Evans, LA. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 9, 2021 also at Galilee Baptist Church. Brother Wade Carroll, Brother Kenny Lowrey and Brother Bill Blackmon will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Kasey Dougherty, Matthew Kennedy, Connor Matthews, Collin Matthews, Logan Craft and Mikey Boggs. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kyle Johnson and Parker Wittenhagen. Burial will follow at Evans Cemetery in Evans, LA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in T.K.’s name to the Galilee Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 100, Evans, LA 70639.