John Kenneth Craver, Jr.

John Kenneth Craver, Jr., 64, passed on May 29, 2018 after a long illness. The family will greet friends on Friday, June 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private burial June 9 at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Around Lawrence, “Big John” was appreciated for his BBQ catering. For many years he worked for the City of Lawrence traffic department and kept our streets safe. John loved good food, good music and a good story. He was a talented photographer and cook. He enjoyed traveling with his wife of 43 years, Teresa.

John was born September 27, 1953 in St. Louis, MO, the son of John Kenneth Craver, Sr. and Iris Eileen (Brock) Craver. He is survived by his wife Teresa and three sisters Mary, Carole and Iris. He loved all of his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and valued his friends.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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  1. David Woosley on May 31, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    I stood watching as the little ship sailed out to sea. The setting sun tinted his white sails with a golden light, and as he disappeared from sight a voice at my side whispered, “He is gone.”

    On the farther shore a little band of friends had gathered to watch and wait in happy expectation. Suddenly they caught sight of the tiny sail and, at the very moment when my companion had whispered, “He is gone,” a glad shout went up in joyous welcome, “Here he comes!”

  2. Connie Daniels on June 7, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    I was so saddened when read this. John was truly wonderful man. So sorry Teresa.

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