Chester Clay Craven Sr.

September 19, 1921December 6, 2018

High Point- Chester Clay Craven Sr., 97, passed away December 6, 2018, at Brookdale Senior Living in High Point. He was born in High Point to the late Solomon and Daisy Craven.

Chester honorably served in the United States Army in World War II. He retired from Carolina Trailways after working for them for 35 years. He had many hobbies such as construction and auto mechanics, and enjoyed bowling in the Senior Bowling League for several years. His greatest accomplishment was being married to his wife of 53 years, Ella Craven.

Chester was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include sons, Chester Clay Craven Jr. and Doug Campbell (Nita); four grandchildren, and a brother, Eugene Craven (Sharyn).

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Guilford Memorial Park at 6000 Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27407.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point NC 27262.

Sechrest Funeral Service of High Point is honored to serve the Craven Family. Online condolences may be made at


  • Solomon Craven, Father
  • Daisy Craven, Mother
  • Ella Craven, Wife
  • Chester Clay Craven Jr., Son
  • Doug Campbell (Nita), Son
  • Eugene Craven (Sharyn), Brother
  • Mr. Craven also leaves four grandchildren to cherish his memory.

  • Hospice of the Piedmont


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Chester Clay Craven Sr.

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Eugene Craven

December 18, 2018

C. C. always a called me his little brother, being I'm the youngest of ten children. I always called him big brother. He was a good brother that would do anything for me or anyone. He was a genuine brother that enjoyed bowling, carpenter work, mechanic work. He didn't think there was anything that he wouldn't tackle. He loved a challenge and there wasn't anything he wouldn't be afraid to tackle. I love you big brother.
Gene Craven.

Janet Craven Lyons

December 15, 2018

Uncle CC you always told us to enjoy our life and live it to the fullest which is something you did. You will be missed but you will never be forgotten. When you get to heaven I know you will start your on bowling league. We love you.
(Charlie's Daughter). Love Janet