Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home

522 Wilkesboro Blvd Se, Lenoir, NC


Christopher Clay Craven

July 28, 1981March 2, 2020

Mr. Christopher Craven, 38, of Lenoir passed away on Monday, March 02, 2020 at Caldwell UNC Healthcare in Lenoir, North Carolina.

He was born on July 28, 1981 to Daniel Jack Craven and Peggy Lynn Craven.

He enjoyed fishing, hiking, kayaking, and all other outdoor adventures.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Jack Craven II.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Abigail Craven and mother, Stacie Kaufman; mother, Peggy Craven; father, Jack Craven; sister, Linda (Dodi) Propst and husband Kenny & children, Kaitlyn and Dalton; lifelong friend, Michael Pearson and girlfriend, Jennifer Greene.

A funeral service honoring the life of Mr. Craven will be held on Friday, March 6, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home.

Christopher Clay Craven was a proud veteran of the United States Army. Honors will be performed by the North Carolina National Guard and the Caldwell County Veterans Honor Guard.

Serving as Pallbearers are Derrick Dellinger, Dustin Dellinger, Justin Sigmon, Ryan Coffey, Scott Worley, and Michael Pearson.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com

Pendry’s Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Christopher Clay Craven.


  • Derrick Dellinger
  • Dustin Dellinger
  • Justin Sigmon
  • Ryan Coffey
  • Scott Worley
  • Michael Pearson


  • Receiving of Friends Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 6, 2020
  • Interment Friday, March 6, 2020


Christopher Clay Craven

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Justice mercer

March 7, 2020


Dang man I was just talking about you last night. It breaks my heart to hear this. I enjoyed many laughs, as I type this I can hear your laugh. You were a great soldier and an even better friend. You will be missed.

SSG Mercer, Justice

Jessica Eberling

March 5, 2020

Chris, this is so unreal. I am praying for your loved ones as I know this is truly devastating. I will always cherish the memories we had from our middle and high school years. Will never forget that beautiful white chevy truck you had, and some of the crazy stuff we did. You were an amazing friend, and will always hold a place in my heart. Fly high my friend. Til we meet again!

Brandon Miller

March 5, 2020

He was a good friend will be missed

Amber Moody

March 4, 2020

Craven you will forever be remembered for the wonderful person you are always bringing a smile to the face of anyone you met. So many memories to cherish forever, you were always there for me back in the day anytime I needed you and always made the worse days so much better. I will miss you for sure love you buddy. To Peggy and Jack ,Abby and the whole family you will remain in my prayers for comfort and peace at this time.

Chemagne Isgett

March 3, 2020

We are so sorry for the loss of Chris, no words can ease the pain, nor fill the void left this week. He brought love and life, to many in his life, and shared a beautiful love with Jennifer. May your beautiful memories never fade, and your hearts cherish the moments left behind. Jennifer, we send much love and prayers to you and your family during this time.
Much Love Always,
Your Old Zales Family
Chemagne, Autumn, Debra, Karen, Hannah and Kay


March 3, 2020

Christopher was our neighbor and stayed at our house much of the time growing up. He was always full of life and loved to have fun. I took him to ball practice, school events, vacations, the zoo, just everywhere we went. I pray for Peggy and Jack and Abby and Jennifer to be able to face the constant sorrow of losing the one they love. God be with you all now as always.

Linda Howard

March 3, 2020

Peggy & Vivian,
We are so very sorry for your loss. You & your families are in our thoughts & prayers. May God surround you with His love & give you comfort & peace.
Love, prayers & blessings.....
Lynn & Linda Howard

Debbie Ekard

March 3, 2020

Peggy I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying in the days and weeks to come for you and your family to find comfort and peace in your loving memories of Christopher.

Gary Starnes

March 3, 2020

Known Chris many years became good friends before he met Stacey. We clicked like brothers from the beginning .Chris and I had so much in common and liked alot of the same things.I met his family and Stacey and we become brothers in a short amount of time. But of all the things we did together my favorite is just hanging out with friends and yes having a cold one and just enjoying company of great friends memories I will cherish for life thank you brother for always being there for me and I hate your not here with us in body but brother I know your with us in spirit until we meet again my brother you will be missed

Caitlin Hucker

March 3, 2020

I didn't know Chris for a very long time but one thing I figured out from the first day I met him, is he could make anyone laugh, even unloading trailers of hay in the summer or building fences (sorry Chris, I know that wasn't the electrical work you signed up for! haha) A very genuine guy that I'm glad I got to know over the past few years.

Rest in Peace buddy, you will truly be missed!