Funeral services for Bobby Jack Cravey, 79, were held on Friday, September 9, 2016, at Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home in Jewett. Masonic Rites was given by Jewett Lodge #427. Interment followed the services at Marquez Cemetery.
Mr. Cravey passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at his residence in Marquez.
He was born in Concord on November 3, 1936, to Royle C. and Vertia (Hammock) Cravey. He went to the Concord School then graduated from Centerville High School. He married Vonda Jean Calhoun on June 18, 1955, and shared over sixty-one years of marriage together. Bobby Jack and Vonda made their first home in Bryan where he worked for the city of Bryan as an equipment operator until he was drafted into the U. S. Army, and served in Germany for two years. He returned home to Marquez and he followed the pipeline work all over the country working as a welder’s helper, including six years in Prude Bay, Alaska. He went to work for Nucor in the early 1980’s and retired in 1988. He loved to travel with his hunting “Buddies” and made numerous hunting trips to many destinations. Mr. Cravey was an active member of Jewett Masonic Lodge #427 for over thirty-nine years, serving as Treasurer for fifteen years, and serving as Master of the Lodge 1984-1985. He was also a Past District Deputy Grandmaster and a member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite as well as the Order of the Eastern Star #157 in Buffalo.
For the past few years, Bobby Jack enjoyed riding with Vonda, helping her with her real estate work.
Survived by his wife, Vonda Jean Cravey of Marquez, one sister, Imogene Cravey of Centerville; two sisters-in-law, Opal M. Cravey of Marquez and Frances Cravey of Groesbeck; numerous nieces and nephews; special cousin, W.T. Hammock of Concord; very special friends, John Sitton and wife, Cindy, of Jewett and Louie and Mary Reagan; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, R. B. Cravey and James Cravey; and one sister, Ruby Speer.
Ricks-Bowers Funeral Home of Jewett was in charge of the arrangements. Please visit our website at www.bowersfuneralhome.net to sign the memorial guestbook or to leave a message for the family.