Robert "Bob" Craft

February 14, 1953April 9, 2014

Robert “Bob” Vern Craft, 61, of Hanford, CA passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Robert was born on February 14, 1953 in Hanford, CA and was the son of the late Lawrence & Mary Craft. He attended Kit Carson Elementary School for a few years, where he met people that would remain his friends for life. The family moved to Yucaipa for a few years and returned to Hanford in 1966 where he continued school in Armona. He attended Hanford High where he reconnected with old friends and graduated in 1971.

Robert was a route driver then supervisor for Rainbo Bakery for 38 years.

Robert loved motorcycles and dirt bikes as a teenager, and then moved on to Harley Davidson’s and hot rods. He loved attending car shows with his good friend Larry Best, especially Hot August Nights in Reno. His current passion was rebuilding his 1973 Dodge Charger. He enjoyed hunting and always looked forward to hanging out at the coast with longtime friend Chris Pope.

His 3 year fight with cancer was faced with bravery, dignity and heart.

Robert is survived by his brother, Mike Craft and his wife Lynn of Hanford; his sister, Terri Garcia and her husband Steve of Fresno; his nephew, Tony Craft; his niece, Lexi Garcia and his daughters Kaci Weber of Visalia and Robbi Kuester of Japan. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to your favorite charity.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Hanford Cemetery; 10500 10th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230 559-584-3937.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Linda Heinrich

May 12, 2014

Was so sad to hear of Bob's passing.
Bob used to run around in High School with my brother, Glen Heinrich and Monte Hoggard. At graduation time, they all came to our house and Bob and Monte decided I needed to give them a graduation kiss, so I gave them each one, except my brother of course. I graduated in 1972. My mom took pictures of the 3 of them standing in our front yard. Seems like just last week.
My brother also sends his condolences as he was shocked and sad too.

Brynda Moore

May 2, 2014

Bob was a wonderful man, We had beautiful memories and were, Best of Friends,we shared many vacations to San Fransico, Laughlin Nevada,Las Vegas, and many Central Valley Coastal Trips,All the Harley Davidson daily rides we went on were so much fun. We worked together for 25 years at Sara Lee Bakers of Raibo Bread. He was always the bright spot of my life. I will miss you terribly. I always told you: Love you Then: Love you Still: Always Have:Always Will,

Juan(John) Medina

April 18, 2014

To the Craft Family...just wanted to let you know that I knew Robert in high school and was a good person to be around and to know...God bless you all during this difficult prayers are with you in your loss.

Rocky Snow

April 18, 2014

I was so sorry to see his passing. I was in the same class' as his brother but always had a connection with him. Always talked about getting together, wish we had!

Delyn Meyers

April 16, 2014

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Robert and I know that he lives in your hearts as he does in mine. He will always
be with us...

Pam Haskin-Johnson

April 16, 2014

My deepest sympathy to you Terri, Steve, Doug, and Lynn for your loss. Hold your memories near and dear to you, I know that I will forever cherish the friendship we had. Bob, was a really caring and fun guy.

April 16, 2014

May the comfort of friends and family be your strength now and in the days ahead. Bob was a good friend and will be missed.

Richard and Mary Jo Albright [Tulare, CA]

Teri Magnia

April 15, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Please accept my condolences. Bob, you always brought a smile or laugh to our day. Thank You for that.

Yeti Ortiz

April 15, 2014

Mike and Lynn,my condolences to your brother and brother in laws loss. Just keep in mind that he is in a better place now

Doug Ables

April 14, 2014

Dear Terri, Mike, Kaci, Robbi, and Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you. We were very saddened to hear of your loss. Bob was a very special person, friend, neighbor, workmate and roommate. He will be missed. May his memory and smile bring you comfort.
Doug & Elaine Ables