Julius “Jude” Stephen Craton, Sr., 71, went home to be with the Lord Monday, December 25, 2017.
Jude was a member of Lake Norman Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from maintenance. He loved woodworking. Mr. Craton was preceded in death by his parents, Rubin Wilson Craton and Mary Frances Neighbors Craton, a sister, Carolyn Puckett, and a brother, Jeff Craton.
Jude is survived by his wife of 17 years, Mary Howard Craton, sons; Steve Craton (Kathy), Roger Craton (Shannon), grandchildren; David and Satori Craton, brothers; David Craton, Tim Craton (Cindy), sister, Marianne Hensley (Clarence), sister-in-law, Karen Splawn Craton and daughter, Kaitlyn, nephews; Ricky and Tony Helms.
A celebration of Jude’s life will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Lake Norman Church of Christ with Pastor Travis Robertson officiating. A reception will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 and to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.
James Funeral Home of Huntersville is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.jamesfuneralhomelkn.com.