Danny Wayne Cravens passed away on Sunday August 12, 2018 at his home in Sparta, TN, at the age of 62.
He was born in Sparta, Tennessee to Earl Casto and Gladys Marie Polston Cravens, on October 14, 1955. He was the business owner of Dan Cravens General Auto Repair, as an Automotive Painter, and Mechanic, who was wildly talented and what some would call redneck-ingenuitive, refer to his yellow wrecker for reference. He taught many people skills that they carry on with them forever. He was a simple man, humorous, very generous, caring, rough around the edges guy, but most compassionate.
Mr. Cravens is preceded in death by his parents and brothers: Dwayne (Donna) Cravens, Sam Cravens (Tonia), and Baby Boy Cravens.
He is survived by his children’s mother and former consort of 28 years: Rebbecca “Becky” LaPoint Cravens, Children: Daughter, Barbara “Bumper” Gooch (Russell), his Son, Danny “Farmer” Cravens (Leslie), and Daughter, Cassandra “KC” Cravens Dennis (Don), Grandchildren: (Barbara’s): Kelsey Gooch, Tallen Gooch, Spencer Gooch, Trinity Gooch, (Farmer’s): Macauley Cravens, Blake Cravens, and Sarah Mae Cravens. (KC’s): Zechariah “Zac” Cravens, Lucas “Cornbread” Dennis, and (due in October) Amelia Jane Dennis, Step-grandchildren: Apryl Skipper (Brandon), Nicholas “Nick” Dennis. Step Great-grandchildren: (Apryl’s): Shealynn, Jaydon, and Pierce. Siblings: Sisters: Ruth Earlene Watts (Larry), Marsha Denton (Junior), Brenda Cravens (Richard Johnson), and Greta Carter, Brothers: David Cravens (Sherry), Barney Cravens (LeAnn). Numerous Aunts and Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and Great nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be at Thurman’s Funeral Home, in Sparta, TN. Visitation: Thursday August 16, 2018 Private Family: 4P.M.-5P.M., Guests 5P.M.-8P.M. and Friday August 17, 2018 at 3P.M. Burial Service to follow at Cemetery at Robinson’s Chapel in the Cherry Creek Community of Sparta, TN.
Pallbearers: Special and honorary Pallbearer, Gregory Mercer (Nephew), Jared “Beeper” Cravens (Nephew), Frank Gamble (Lifelong friend), Greg Cravens (Cousin), Zac Cravens, Spencer Gooch, and Macauley Cravens (Grandchildren).
Thurman Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements.
Notes: The family would like to thank all healthcare personnel that assisted in their father’s care, and everyone who checked in with him for his well-being, the community for their support of their father’s business all of these years, the responding officers, EMT, and a very special thank you to JT, lastly, to Thurman’s Funeral Home for all of the significant details of our father’s arrangements to celebrate his life. Please sign the online register. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to Thurman’s Funeral Home.