Stephen Ray Cravey
December 16, 1947 – February 7, 2021
With heavy hearts, we announce that on February 7th, 2021, Stephen Ray Cravey’s journey with us here on earth has come to an end. He has gone to be with our Lord and Savior in Heaven. The Funeral service is scheduled for 3 pm Friday, February 12th, in Burnet, Texas, at Cements-Wilcox Funeral Home.
Steve was born in Brady, Texas, on December 16th, 1947. He worked as a project manager, with Worley Parsons being his last employer before retirement. He traveled all around the world and had many stories of the places he had been. During his travels, he made many friends from all over the world. He preferred to stay in Texas and never too far away from his home. Steve retired and lived nearly 8 years on his land in Lampasas. He enjoyed tending to the animals and the land. Steve enjoyed visiting with friends and drinking coffee at Hilltop Gun Shop in Lampasas. He loved watching movies and eating HEB brand cowboy cookies in the evenings. He loved it when the family would come out for BBQ and spend time talking, laughing, and being together around the campfire. Steve was very loved and will be deeply missed. His first-born great-grandson shares the same middle name “Ray.” His grandchildren can tell you stories of him singing old country songs as he would cook breakfast or during car rides. Some of his favorites songs to sing were: “El Paso,” “Desperado,” “Ole Slew Foot,” and “Old Red.” Steve loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren dearly.
As we all take our time to grieve during this time of sadness, we should reminisce on the times we shared laughter with Steve. He loved to laugh, always had a joke up his sleeve, and would want you to remember the times you laughed so hard you cried with him.
Steve is preceded in death by his mother, Edith Rose DeSpain Cravey, father, Jesse Elmer Cravey. He is survived by his siblings Mike Cravey and his Wife Sandra Cravey, Gary Cravey and his wife Beverly Cravey, and Donna Palmer and her husband Ralph Palmer; children Jarrett Cravey and his wife Deborah Cravey, Vickie McElroy and her husband Mike McElroy, and Travis Cravey and his wife Joanna Martinez. Also surviving are grandchildren Nina Campos and husband Raul Campos, Jarrett Cravey II (Rett) and his wife Nelly Cravey, Kyrsti Weatherby and her husband Scott Weatherby, Torri Cravey, Heather Cravey, Danny McElroy and his wife Lauren McElroy, Beca McElroy, Samuel Cravey, Avery Cravey, Ellery Cravey, Jack Cravey; Great-grandchildren: Mateo Campos, Adela Campos, Jarrett Cravey III (Jett), Jesse Cravey, Michael McElroy, and one on the way.
Condolences from family and friends may be offered to www.clementswilcoxburnet.com
Arrangements entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet, Texas
Family Service Clements-Wilcox Chapel
Friday, February 12, 2021
Private Interment Lakeland Hills Memorial Park
Stephen Ray Cravey
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February 18, 2021
Steve had the biggest heart a person can have. He was caring, generous and always incredibly kind. His life was rich with experiences, enough to fill several lifetimes. He loved life, and for him age was just a number, it never stopped him from doing the things he loved, from embarking on new endeavors. I met Steve when he was in his late fifties, but he had the energy and zest for life that any twenty year old would envy. His confidence, strength of character, no-nonsense approach, and a great sense of humor were a winning combination. A terrific friend, he was great to talk to, great at giving advice and he could tell one heck of a story. Anywhere he went, he made an impact. Everything he touched, he improved. He was one of a kind.
February 12, 2021
Steve was family! Father-in-law to our youngest daughter, he was loved like true blood family.
Steve was a true cowboy soul who loved every one he befriended, and there were many.
Steve will be missed! He was always there for family.
Steve, walk with God, and keep a spot by the campfire up there for us!
February 12, 2021
I’ve only know Stephen or Mr. Cravey a short time, I am one of the Hill Top Gun shop guys. Even though I’ve only know him a short time he became a great mentor to me and I will miss him greatly. I will always remember the good conversations and the lessons that I learned from him. He will always be remembered.
February 11, 2021
Mr. Cravey was a great guy and good friend. My 15 year old son and him were buddies at Hilltop Gun shop where he was a fixture. I will never forget him taking time to have conversations with Ben and just befriending him. They shared a love of old revolvers. He will be missed terribly.