Wednesday, July 17, 2013 — Douglas Jay Crayton, 68, of Stanfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 15, 2013, at his home with his family by his side. After a six and a half year battle with cancer, he has gone Home to be with His Lord.
Mr. Crayton was born on December 23, 1944, in Stanly County, to the late Homer Eli Crayton and Vasti McClester Crayton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Tony Ray Crayton.
Mr. Crayton loved his family and his community. He served for many years as a volunteer fireman for Rocky River VFD. Mr. Crayton was a technician for Phillip Morris and a member of Mission Baptist Church.
The family received friends at Hartsell Funeral Home in Midland on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service was at Mission Baptist Church, 12444 Mission Church Road, Locust, on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at 10 a.m., officiated by Dr. Ronnie Russell and Rev. Jeremy Hyde. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
At other times the family will meet at the home.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Love Crayton of the home; daughters, Crystal Wages and husband Kenneth and Leesa Fuller and husband Patrick, all of Stanfield; brother, Tim Crayton; sisters, Faye Huneycutt, Betty Howell, Judy Thompson, Renee Love and Frances Crayton; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001 or Mission Baptist Church, 12444 Mission Church Road, Locust, NC 28097.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Crayton family.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh. com.