Gary "Ringeye" Craft

March 14, 1944 ~ May 15, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Gary “Ringeye” Craft, 79, of South Shore, Kentucky passed away May 15, 2023 in SOMC Hospice surrounded by family. Gary was born in Greenup County, Kentucky, March 14, 1944, a son of the late Maurice Craft and Estie Skaggs Craft. Gary was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with his buddies.

Preceded in death besides his parents are three brothers, Maurice Craft Jr., Hubert Craft and Curtis Craft, three sisters, Estie Colegrove, Hilda “Jeanne” Reed and Donna Adkins.

Surviving are his wife, Debbie Worthington Craft, children, Rana Craft of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jay Smith of Morehead, Kentucky, Clinton (Amy) Smith of Greenup, Kentucky, Maggie (Joe) Kiefer of Lucedale, Miss, Chelsie Gilliam of South Shore, Kentucky, special  granddaughter he raised, Alison Neese, three sisters, Bonnie Karrick, Phyllis (Steve) Stoecklin and Linda Craft, grandchildren, Emma, Ellie, J.W., Shepard, Bridger, Elijah and Alaina and a host of special nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at the Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Kentucky with Leroy Fox, officiating. Burial will follow in the Brick Union Cemetery, Greenup, Kentucky. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to the American Lung Association in memory of Gary.

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Funeral Service
May 18, 2023

1:00 PM
Roberson Funeral Home
400 Main Street
South Shore, KY 41175


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