AMerican Veteran 10

Joseph Crayton

December 21, 1944 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Joseph Crayton Obituary

On December 21, 1944 Joseph Crayton was born to Virle and Columbus Crayton of Synder,Texas . He was the fifth born of eleven children.

He graduated from Lincoln High in 1964 and enlisted in  the military a few months later. During this time he became an Automotive Vehicle Mechanic, got several medals and met his wife Barbara J. Oakman whom he married May 1, 1970.  He retired from the U.S. Army and enlisted into the Army National Guard where he remained until retirement in 2001.

On Wednesday January 3, 2024, God stopped by to call one of his children home and he followed him to rest.

 He was preceded in death by both parents, a brother and his wife. 

He leaves to cherish his memory his beautiful  daughter Sharon Franklin Sterling (Lenora) Grandchildren: Michael (Tiffanie) ,Shrondra (Jonathan) and  Joseph Sterling, Eleven Great-Grandchildren  two Great- Great-Grandchildren, four sisters and five brothers. A host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

He will be deeply missed.


God saw you getting weary, he did what he thought best, He put his arms around you and said, come and rest, He opened up his golden gates on that heartbreaking day, and with. his arms around you, you gently slipped ашау. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, a part of us went with you the day God called you home.

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February 12, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Alice Taylor King Chapel of King-Tears Mortuary, Inc.
1300 East 12th Street
Austin, TX 78702

Graveside Service
February 13, 2024

1:00 PM
Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery
11463 State Highway 195
Killeen, TX 76542


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