John Bryant Kraft

September 14, 1955April 10, 2019

John Bryant Kraft was born September 14, 1955 in Olympia, Washington to John Albert and Lois Bryant Kraft. John passed away on April 10, 2019. John grew up in El Paso, Texas.

John is survived by his two sisters Suzanne Boney and Jane Kraft; his two brothers Karl Kraft and wife Grizelda and Albert Kraft and wife Michelle; his three nieces Deborah Boney, Shelia Depew and husband Kyle and daughter Reese, Kathy Ferree and husband Josh and son Kaeden Bowman; his two nephews Michael Kraft and Jonthan Kraft and one great nephew Kaeden Bowman.

The two loves of his life, besides family are, Bandit his dog and his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Services will be at Lloyd James Funeral Home. Viewing will precede the funeral starting at 1:00 PM. The service will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, April 11, 2019, officiated by Albert Kraft.

John was preceded in death by his parents and nephew Marcus Boney and step-mother Kathryn Kraft.

Pallbearers will be Karl Kraft, John Boney, Jack Boney, Jonathan Kraft, Albert Kraft, Michael Kraft and Steve Graves.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 13, 2019

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Joshua Smith

April 18, 2019

I knew that man over seven years or so and he was like my best friend tho and him and I talked bout his dog bandit and his motorcycle and us going to Long Rider!! And we’d talk bout WWE or football and all kinda sports!! But one thing for sure though I’m going to miss my best friend!!!! R.I.P John Kraft you will be missed by me and our amigo Strven!!!

Kimberly Harris

April 14, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with John at Wal-Mart he was always willing to lend a hand..He had a smile for anyone who needed it..He was definitely a Jewel and treasure to have..R.I.P my friend..

April Nash

April 13, 2019

I worked with John for over 10 years. There wasn’t a day that went by that he didn’t tell me good morning and asked how me and my family were doing! He said I was a great friend and made his day better, which is in turn what he did for others! He had a good heart and he will be missed, it just won’t be the same at Walmart! Rest easy in heaven John!

Zachariah and Taylor Michels

April 13, 2019

My wife and I worked with John at Walmart he was a great person and always a supportive friend even after we left Walmart he always took the time to check on us and our son he was a good kind soul and our thoughts and prayers are with his family rest in peace our friend

Ben Fenton

April 13, 2019

I didn't know John super well, but I grew up in Lindale, and everybody knew him as the Wal-Mart cart guy. He greeted me every time I walked through those doors, and despite his gruff appearance, you could tell he really cared about people. Even though I didn't know him super well, his personality and kindness are something I will always remember.

Julie stockton

April 13, 2019

I used to work with John at the lindale Walmart. He would always remind me that I needed to enjoy life. When I would show up at work stressed out from college he would make me laugh with a joke or he would make funny faces. R.I.P. John your already missed.

Mary Beth Carter

April 13, 2019

John Kraft was my Best Friend for over 18 years and a part of my family as well as part of our Wal-Mart Family for 18 1/2 years. John never met a stranger. John was a hard worker. He made lots of people smile. He touched many lives. He will be missed by so many people. I borrowed him from God and now God said it is time for him to go home. I Love you my Friend and I will see you again.

Javier Castillo

April 13, 2019

I’ll never forget this man. From his great work ethic to his outstanding personality . Won’t find a lot of people like John. I work at the bank inside Lindale Walmart and he gave us all fish names. I was sea turtle, my BM was the killer whale, others were named dolphin, starfish, hammerhead shark, blowfish and the rest tad poles. There was never a day that he didn’t pass by and ask us all how we were doing. That’s a true friend everyone needed and I’m so blessed to have known John. It won’t be the same not seeing him everyday.

Mandy Hardy

April 12, 2019

I worked at the Lindale Walmart with John over 10 years ago . I transferred to another store , but still come shop Lindale time to time and I would see John nearly Everytime. I loved visiting with him and he always remembered me and was so delightful to talk to and visit with. Such a sweet man .

Debra Gill

April 12, 2019

Walmart will not be the same John never met a stranger loved to help anyone he could he made many friends. He was always willing to help a damsil in distress. What more can I say for man to have such a huge heart he would give the shirt off his back of needed
Ride free my friend rest in peace .