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“Dear daddy I love you and I'm lucky to call you my loving father you were the best my heart hurts because I miss you but I no you are with mama now...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Deb - Mooresboro, NC - Daughter

“To a wonderful man and family. God granted me the chance to be embraced by a wonderful loving family for that I am thankful. One has no gone home...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Catherine Prescott - Boston Nc

“Deb & family, I was so saddened to hear about your dad. He was a very humble, and good man. My dad thought the world of him so I guess they are in...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Linda (Kimbrell) Sylvester

“So Sorry to hear of your Loss. God Bless you all. Johnny Hamrick and Family ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Connie Hamrick McCombs

“PawPaw.. You are and will be greatly missed, we love you forever and always. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Laura,Drew,Tucker and Hunter Brown

“Heaven is a brighter place because you Uncle Johnny are there today rejoicing with other family members.You are gone from us for only a while but...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Joyce Dycus

“To the McCraw family: We are so sorry for your loss. As past members of Goodes Crk Bap Ch, we will always remember how kind and delightful your dad...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Guy and Paula Tessenair Harris

“We're so sorry for your loss,He was such a wonderful man.He will be missed very much.God Bless and Love to all of you. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Gary & Linda Dysart Henrietta NC

“we love you pawpaw johnny we will miss you ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: carolyn and tim beheler

“Pawpaw glad U and Mawmaw are finally together again may yawl rejoice in Heaven.... u will missed very much......I love u ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Karen

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Jesse Hendrix


Johnnie L. McCraw, age 86, of Goodes Creek Church Road, Mooresboro, NC, died Saturday, January 12, 2013 at his residence.
Johnnie was born February 17, 1926 in Cleveland County, NC to the late Thomas Pate McCraw and Ethel Belle Short McCraw. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Navy on the USS Kilty. He later worked for Burlington Industries for 47 years before his retirement. He was a faithful member of Goodes Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, on the cemetery board and usher. He was famously known as the 'man who passed out the church bulletins.' He enjoyed gardening, hummingbirds, and going to the flea market. He was a kind and humble man with a great sense of humor.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Edith Louise Oliver McCraw; three brothers, Claude McCraw, Winfred 'Skip' McCraw and Dean McCraw; two sisters, Pearlie Whisnant and Eva Arrowood.
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth McCraw and wife, Marty of Ellenboro and Danny McCraw and wife, Sherry of Mooresboro; five daughters, Deborah Barker and husband, Phillip of Mooresboro, Janet Arrowood and husband, Randy of Mooresboro, Donna Pruett and husband, Jimmy of Ellenboro, Karen Carpenter and husband, Spencer of Cliffside and Amy Greene and husband, Claude of Gilkey. He is also survived by one sister, Carolyn Arrowood and husband, Leonard of Cliffside, nine grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Goodes Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Glenn Walker and Reverend Robert Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors being accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.