Thomas M Crafton

Born: Sat., Aug. 1, 1942
Died: Tue., Mar. 5, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 10, 2019
Location: Frist Funeral Home

Graveside Service

12:00 PM Mon., Mar. 11, 2019
Location: Highland Cemetery

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Thomas M. Crafton, 76, of Clinton, died at 11:10 PM, March 5, 2019, at the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.  He was born August 1, 1942 in New Augusta, IN, to Thomas R. Crafton and Doris Hightchue Crafton.  
He was a retired machinist for Eli Lilly in Clinton, after 29 ½ years of service.  He was a member of the Republican party.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Bobbi Featherstone of Clinton; one son, Thomas R. Crafton; three daughters, Rebecca Crafton, Kimberly Wagner, and Dana Peebles; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Janet Lybrand; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 4-8 PM on Sunday at Frist Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 12:00 PM on Monday at Highland Cemetery in Hillsdale with Thomas R. Crafton officiating.  Online condolences may be made at  

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Michael A. Marvin
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
Prayers and condolences to Tom's family. I remember him from my Lilly days as a good guy. Sorry for your lost.

   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
To the family, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Please find comfort in the knowledge that God promises to end all suffering. Before long, God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and “death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things (will) have passed away.”(Rev. 21:1-5). May this promise from God give you comfort now and a real hope for the future. My deepest sympathy.

aaron rowe
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019

Autumn Morning was sent by Tenter Maintenance.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of mourning. -Tenter Maintenance Family

gary dunkley
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019
mr. crafton was a hardworking man thurout his life. love to share stories of his youth, and working life. never new a stranger along life:s road. it is of great comfort to remaining family when friends and family come to pay their respect at this time of loss. praying for comfort and healing at this time.

Jackie and Herb Donald
   Posted Fri March 08, 2019
Bobbi, Herb and I are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Ronald J. Rigney.
   Posted Sat March 09, 2019
So sorry to hear the passing of Tommy. I never knew another person like him, there was absolutely nothing that he could not do. He and I spent a lot of nites working outside in freezing temperatures or rains. Tommy was a great machinist along with being a great mechanic. I was very blessed to know him! Working at Eli Lilly in maintenance has a lot of the best memories ICan never forget! Tommy, one day we shall meet again!!!! God,bless nd my heart is with your family................ Ron Rigney.....

   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. Tom was a great conversationalist; we had several good discussions about politics, countries, etc., and I was impressed with his knowledge on so many topics. He was a great family man as well.

Ronnie & Julie Carlson
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
We are sorry for your loss.Our prayers and thoughts are with you Bobbi.God Bless you and God be with you!Ronnie and Julie Carlson

Ray Harney
   Posted Sun March 10, 2019
So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Haven't known Tom to long but always enjoyed talking to him. My thoughts and prayers are with Bobbi and the family.

Naomi Crafton Reardon
   Posted Mon March 11, 2019
We send our prayers and thoughts for all of Thomas M. Crafton's family at this time of great loss. We will for ever hold sweet memories in our hearts.
Naomi (Crafton) & Joe Reardon
Ronald & Carol Crafton (Thomas M. Uncle)

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