Whitten Timberlake Chapel

7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA


Herbert Brown Craft

December 29, 1931October 6, 2019

Herbert Brown Craft, 87, of Lynchburg, passed on to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 6, 2019.

He was born on December 29, 1931 in Campbell County, son of the late William A. Craft and the late Bessie J. Craft. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Billy P. Craft and a great granddaughter, Veralee Craft.

Herbert was retired from Lynchburg Engraving and a member of Beulah Baptist Church. He loved working on oil art painting.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joyce H. Craft; 3 sons, Greg Craft and wife Gail, David Craft and Chris Craft; a sister, Rebecca Evans and husband Paul; 1 grandson, Jonathan Craft; 3 great grandchildren, Zoey Craft, Zakary Craft, and Caylee Mae Craft.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 10:00 am – 10:45 am at Whitten Timberlake Chapel followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Dr. Dennis Hollandsworth and Rev. Darrell Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.


  • William A Craft, Father (deceased)
  • Bessie J Craft, Mother (deceased)
  • Joyce H Craft, Wife
  • Greg Craft, Son
  • David Craft, Son
  • Chris Craft, Son
  • Jonathan Craft, Grandson
  • Zoey Craft, Great Grandchild
  • Zakary Craft, Great Grandchild
  • Caylee Mae Craft, Great Grandchild
  • Veralee Craft, Great Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Rebecca Evans, Sister
  • Billy P Craft, Brother (deceased)

  • Eric Collier
  • Addison Craft
  • Jonathan Craft
  • Davis Hunt
  • Ronnie Hunt
  • Terry Minshall


  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 10, 2019


Herbert Brown Craft

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Susan Evans Harner

October 10, 2019

Joyce, Greg, David, and Chris,

I am so sorry to hear of Herbert's passing. My heart goes out to you. I only found out this morning so was unable to come. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love, Susan Evans Harner and Family

Valerie Lindner

October 10, 2019

Joyce, Greg, David & Chris,
I am so sorry to learn about Herbert's passing. I have many fond memories of him, and your entire family, from the many visits we had when I was a child. Praying for comfort for all of you now and in the days ahead.
Valerie (St.John) Lindner

Mallory Driskill

October 10, 2019

Joyce and family, I enjoyed working so much with Herb at Lynchburg Engraving Company. He always had a good joke to tell me and he was a joy to talk to. His art was beautiful as he was. He will be missed.