OBITUARY

Jeff Kramer

October 30, 1967February 11, 2020

Paul Jeffrey Kramer was born on October 30, 1967 to Paul Alvin Kramer and Mary Lou Kramer (nee Sanders). Growing up in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Jeff was a very outgoing child who loved to play with his friends and cousins. He was happiest spending time outside playing football, hanging out at the lake, and riding his bike all over town. He graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1986, and from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1995 when he began his career in the transportation industry. He married Lisa Henderson on October 2, 1999 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. They had one son, Carson Kramer, who is now 17. Jeff was also a member of Grace Avenue United Methodist Church in Frisco, Texas. Jeff was quick witted and very funny. He always came up with good one-liners and kept his friends and family laughing with his dry, deadpan sense of humor. He took great pleasure in teaching his nieces and nephews to call the hogs (loudly) because their parents did not go to Arkansas. Jeff, aka “Kramer”, “Oz” or “Opossum”, had a passion for cooking. His favorite place was in the kitchen trying a new recipe, or sitting around the kitchen table with family and friends. He also loved watching football and spending time in the pool. His favorite movies were Smokey and the Bandit, Friday Night Lights, The Town, and The Hurt Locker. He was a head banger who loved heavy metal. His favorite bands were Van Halen, Def Leppard and Shinedown. He was one of the best air guitarist and drummers ever, hands down! Jeff was best known for being a loving husband, father and uncle; always willing to help others. He is preceded in death by his father Paul Kramer; step-mother Miriam Kramer; and dogs Rosceaux, Bandit and Sasha. Left to carry on his legacy are his mother Mary Kramer of The Colony, TX; wife Lisa Kramer of Frisco, TX; son Carson Kramer of Frisco, TX; half-sister Katie Strosnider, husband John and their children Jack and Jenna of Mason, OH; sister and brother-in-law Linda and Jeff Kramer and their children Alyssa and Chase of Frisco, TX; mother-in-law Carolyn Henderson of Dallas, TX; father and stepmother-in-law George and Linda Henderson of Garland, TX. Jeff was loved while here with us on earth, and will continue to be loved through time and all eternity.

Services

22 February

Memorial Service

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Grace Avenue United Methodist Church

3521 Main St,
Frisco, TX 75033

Memories

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Tammy Lambert

February 18, 2020

Lisa, Carson and Mary-please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Jeff. Hugs love and prayers sent your way. He is going to be so missed. May GOD’s love surround your broken hearts.

Michael Youssef

February 17, 2020

Jeff was a true friend and a brother to me. There are so many memories we shared together. His hospitality and acts of kindness towards us was very unique and none like it. For many years we lived close to Jeff and Lisa, we were counting the days till the weekend where we gather as family and friends, cooking, swimming, playing games, watching his favorite movies and many other festivities we endured together. My nick name to him was Cabo! It came after he surprised me with a Cabo tequila shot at lake Texoma on one of my birthdays . I never forgot that moment and it was the first shot that I had ever had. Jeff was very kind, a loving husband and superb father, words can’t explain how much we really love Jeff as he was part of our family. Jeff, you will be missed very deeply, and I will forever treasure our friendship my brother. Rest In Peace.... love you man! Cabo

Brandon Youssef

February 17, 2020

Mr. Kramer was like another dad to me. He taught me things, fed me the BEST food, welcomed me into his home all the time, and created so many memories with me that I will cherish for eternity. One of my favorite memories is when he gave me the nickname "The Bottomless Pit". Words can't describe how much I will miss him and how much I will always remember him as I continue to grow. Rest in peace, Mr. Kramer. Love You. -Brandon Youssef

Marlene Youssef

February 17, 2020

Jeff and Lisa were our first friends when we moved to Frisco from Houston. They always welcomed us into their home, and among many memorable and treasured gatherings. Our boys grew up together, and were inseparable for so many years that my son thought of Jeff as a second dad. Our children were able to look up to Jeff as a great friend, neighbor and parent. He was such an amazing cook, and the ribs he made were the best!It was an honor being your neighbor and friend, and you will be so deeply missed. We will always love you.
The Youssef Family

Chris Davis

February 17, 2020

I cannot share "a" memory, there are way too many to share. I could tell stories about camping, golf, concerts, and many other events. There was never a dull moment with Jeff around. He was one of my best friends even though we may not have seen each other as often as we should have. When we did get together it was like high school all over again when we did. Jeff, I love ya man and you will be dearly missed by many.

Andrea Buonanno

February 17, 2020

Jeff and Lisa, along with her sister, were the first people we met when we moved to “the hood”. We count ourselves lucky that we picked THAT house in THAT neighborhood, because years of memories were made that we will treasure always. You didn’t have to wait for “the flag to be up”.... because Jeff and Lisa’s home and hearts were always open. This picture was taken at my son’s graduation party. Jeff was a part of every important moment over the past 15 years. This loving bunch of people watched all our children grow. You will be deeply missed. Even the AC/DC, that I admit now I don’t even like that much! And the reminders about “the sugars”... Jeff, enjoy all the sugars now. With all our love, The Buonannos.

Christina Inglish

February 17, 2020

I met Jeff and Lisa through my daughter Julie Smith Sprigg. I loved his sense of humor. He and Lisa made me feel a part of the family when I would visit. My condolences and love to Lisa . Jeff was a good man and I’m glad that I met him.

Carlos Garza

February 17, 2020

Jeff, you will be missed dearly. We were the luckiest “mexicans” for landing next door to you and having the privilege of being your neighbors for 2 years. You and your beautiful family made us feel welcome. Thanks for all the fun we have cooking steaks in the “huevo verde”, for caring about our kids...but mostly letting is call you friend. Rest in Peace

Julie Smith-Sprigg

February 16, 2020

Jeff, you will be missed. Rest In Peace. I’ll remember all the fun we had together. Including you breaking my foot. Of course, I deserved it from “breaking your neck”. Love you.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY