Victor C. Crafton, son of Henry and Lillian Baxter Crafton, was born May 27, 1921, at Texarkana, Texas. He graduated from Egypt, Arkansas High School in 1938, and later received his business degree from Arkansas State College in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He served during World War II with the U.S. Army from 1939 to 1945.
On January 19, 1943, he was united in marriage with Gussie Maye Rorex. Vic and Gussie moved to Fayette in 1952, where Vic became the bursar at Upper Iowa University and remained in that capacity until retiring in 1987.
A resident of Maple Crest Manor in Fayette since March of 2010, Vic’s death occurred there on Saturday, May 5, 2012. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church, the Fayette American Legion, served as the first president of the Fayette Lions Club, and served on the founding board of Big Rock Country Club in Fayette. He enjoyed playing golf, and in his younger days enjoyed hunting and fishing trips to Minnesota.
In addition to his wife, Gussie of Fayette, he is survived by two daughters, Sue Regan of Jupiter, Florida and Vicki (Greg) Andersen of Minneapolis, Minnesota; two granddaughters, Laura (Steve) Donlin and Erin (Brent) Butler; and six great grandchildren, Joey, Ava, Ryan, Lucy, Brady, and Heidi.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Robert Dean Crafton; and one son-in-law, Richie Regan.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at the United Methodist Church of Fayette with Rev. Jason Princer officiating. Friends may call for one hour preceding services at the church on Tuesday. Inurnment will be at a later date at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Fayette is in charge of arrangements.