Robert Macon Crafton

Born in Nashville, TN on September 1, 1950

Departed on May 14, 2011 and resided in Nashville, TN

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CRAFTON, Robert Macon- Age 60 years, passed away May 14, 2011. Robert retired from the Metro Fire Department He is preceded in death by parents, Mary Elizabeth and Herman Crafton; brothers, Larry and Wayne Crafton. Survived by sister, Ronelda Harlan Palmore; nieces, Rena Clark and April Nava; nephew, councilman, Eric Crafton; best buddy, Clare Baker."special" nephew, Dustin Clark. Memorials are encouraged to the Second Harvest Food Bank or the American Diabetes Association. The family will have a "cruise in" visitation from 2-4PM, at the home of Jim Sovine 1203 Whippoorwill Drive, Kingston Springs, TN 37082 Robert's celebration of Life will follow from 4-4:30PM. Everyone is encouraged ro pack a cooler, bring a chair, and great memories. Please call West Harpeth for additional information.

12 Comments to Robert Macon Crafton

  1. Joe E. Bass
    May 15, 2011 12:00 am

    Robert was a long time friend and buddy. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

  2. Janice Bass
    May 15, 2011 12:00 am

    I am sadened by the passing of a man who enjoyed the pleasure of collecting cars of all type, and showing them with pride with his best buddy.

  3. Piettia Heifner York
    May 15, 2011 12:00 am

    Robert will sadly missed, he was a special friend. He will be that bright star in the heavens shining down on all of us here.
    Rest in Peace
    Love
    Pia

  4. Arthur Louis Martin
    May 16, 2011 12:00 am

    Robert was a long time buddy and friend. He will be missed by all of us.

  5. Rena Clark
    May 16, 2011 12:00 am

    Crafton was really my brother but legally he was my uncle. Me calling him Crafton goes back 40 years but he understood why. I love him very much and even though we didn’t see each other very often in the later years, our love never died. Take care of Granny and the rest of the family.

  6. Jean Morgan Baggett
    May 16, 2011 12:00 am

    I was in Robert’s graduating class. It is always sad to lose one of our classmates.

  7. Roger Lynn
    May 16, 2011 12:00 am

    Robert and I met on the first day of the eight grade at Cohn High School. We had just moved back to Sylvan Park so I was “the new kid”. We got into a fight in gym class I think it was a tie that day and have been friends ever since. I really hated to see him go through all of the misery these last few years. A good man. God bless him.

  8. Ronelda Palmore
    May 16, 2011 12:00 am

    Macon I love you and miss you so very much. But I will hold on, knowing you are not in pain anymore. All I know,is you was one tough little man. Love Sis Clare & I are still sisters, don’t worry about her.

  9. Raymond Hand
    May 17, 2011 12:00 am

    Virgil was only my second cousin but I loved him like a brother. He tried to put up the tough exterior but inside he was a soft hearted and a very giving man. I am thankful for the time I had with him and that I was able to tell him I loved him daily. even though he didn’t say it back lol. Virgil I LOVE YOU and you will be missed.

  10. Ray & carole Greer
    May 20, 2011 12:00 am

    We shared a lot of good times @ the fire hall, E-34-B
    We will miss you very much!

  11. Chris & Sherrie Berry
    May 20, 2011 12:00 am

    We had a lot of fun experiences and fond memories working together at Station 17. We’ll miss seeing you.

  12. Rhonda Richards
    May 27, 2011 12:00 am

    Macon was my cousin and took me on my very first motorcycle ride when i was a kid. I’ve never forgotten it, because i burned my leg on the exhaust pipe. : I have good memories of spending time with Macon and Rena when we were all kids. My sincere condolences to Ronelda and the rest of the family. Rest in peace, Macon.