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Jerry Dwight Cravens

August 5, 1931 - September 16, 2016

QUINCY, IL- Jerry Dwight Cravens passed away on September 16, 2016 at Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, IL. He was born August 5, 1931 in Williamsville, IL, the son of John Fred and Lillie Cravens.

Dwight attended Brown’s Business College after graduating from Williamsville High School. He married Marjorie Sharp on December 30, 1954 at the Williamsville Methodist Church. She survives him.

Dwight served in the United States Army, spending most of his tenure in Korea. He and Marjorie traveled to Korea and Japan several years later. They also traveled extensively in the United States as well as Europe and South America.

Dwight was a member of Williamsville Methodist Church. He was also a member of Daytona Beach Halifax Club, St. Augustine Yacht Club, and reciprocals. He was an avid water skier, a member of VFW, Korean War Veterans Association Chapter #27, SCARWAF, and Civil War Knights of the Round Table.

He was a successful grain and livestock farmer, purchasing land in Illinois and Missouri. He and Marjorie enjoyed wintering in Daytona Beach, FL for many years.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Merritt, and one sister, Maxine. Survivors include sisters Mary, Dorothy, and Mona. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including niece Sandra, who was especially helpful during his illness.

Cremation was accorded by Staab Funeral Home-Springfield. Private graveside services will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

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