Duluth, Georgia/Meherrin, Virginia – Charles Aubrey Crafton, 83, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021.  Born December 23, 1937, he was born in Meherrin, Virginia, to the late Aubrey and Sunie Crafton.

Whether he was working in the garden, or selling his pecans, Charles had the biggest heart and a passion for people.  He never met a stranger, and always carried a good story, but would never tell one, until he heard all about you.

Charles retired from the Gwinnett County School System, and proudly served his country in the US Navy.

Charles was also preceded in death by his brother Landon Crafton.  Charles is survived by his beloved wife and best friend Anne, two sons, Thomas Aubrey of Loganville, Georgia and Christopher Charles (Paige) of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Makayla Crafton, Taylor Crafton, Dillon Crafton, Landon Crafton and Zakary Crafton; two nieces Kandy (Jimmy) Satterwhite, Tammy Jo (Eugene) Banton and nephew Frank (Rhonda) Crafton.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth, Georgia.

The family will also receive friends from 6pm until 8pm on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Virginia.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Browning-Duffer Funeral Home, Keysville, Virginia, with the Rev. Todd Childers officiating.  Burial will follow at the Meherrin Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Meherrin, Virginia.

Pallbearers:  Frank Crafton, Andrew Crafton, Dillon Crafton, Landon Crafton, Zak Crafton, Jimmy Satterwhite, Jim Satterwhite, Jason Satterwhite, and Eugene Banton.  Honorary pallbearers: Sammy Phillips and James Landrew Conant.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the following gofund.me https://gofund.me/8ac9a627

 

Condolence Messages

  1. Rena Harris

    05 October 2021 2 months ago

    Aunt Anne, Tommy, Chris, family and friends. Uncle Charles was such a loving force in so many lives. I know of 2, myself and brother who wouldn’t have been here today if he had not brought my daddy to Virginia to meet my mom. Daddy and Uncle Charles served together in the Navy, and momma grew up with them in Virginia. When I was little they never missed a chance to get together, dance, laugh, and have fun. And it was never a trip for us to Alabama without stopping in Georgia for a few days. Daddy made sure to tell lots of stories of the two of them speeding down the highway in his Corvette, headed to Virginia. Uncle Charles believed in family and we were certainly blessed to have that title.
    “On Eagle’s Wings”
    “And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings, bear you on the breath
    of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of His hand.”
    God’s hand has always been in Uncle Charles and I pray you feel his hand steady on all of you.

  2. Rev. Todd Childers

    05 October 2021 2 months ago

    Correct GoFundMe link is https://gofund.me/8ead47c1 to donate per family’s request.

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