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Mr. Billy Joe Craven

May 12, 1955 ~ June 22, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Mr. Billy Craven Obituary

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted” Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2

Billy Joe (Nuck) Craven, was born May 12, 1955, to the late Henry and Elizabeth Craven. He was a great father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Billy was a faithful member of First Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of the male chorus. He attended Jordan- Matthews High School and played basketball. His love for basketball led him to coach recreational basketball, which he enjoyed tremendously. Billy loved watching the UNC Tarheels!

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Elizabeth Craven, brother, Thomas Henry Craven

Billy transitioned from this earthly life on Wednesday, June 22, 2023. He leaves to cherish his loving and fond memories his daughters Sharon Adams-Crouch (Gregory) of Atlanta, Georgia, Kimberly Reaves-Ferree (Andre) of Cedar Park, Texas

Grandchildren W. Hayden Dillard ll, Malik Crouch of Atlanta, Georgia. Nolan Ferree, Peyton Ferree of Cedar Park Texas.

Sisters, Joyce Ann Siler (Steve), Frances Jones (Billy) of Siler City, NC, Sister-in-law Rev. Lena Craven of Asheboro, NC nephews Eddie Cheek (Rachel) of Gastonia, NC Norris Craven (Michelle) of Holly Springs, Brian Marsh (Monica) of Siler City NC, niece Tosha Craven Shirriel (Brian) of Silver Springs, Maryland, Great nephews Cody Nettles, Zaiden Lilly, Zyhir Lilly, Great-nieces Satoya Siler, Katelin Craven, Kendall Craven, Cara Craven, Chloe Shirriel, Charlie Shirriel, Aspen Kate Nettles and a host of extended family.

A special thank you to a wonderful brother-in-law Billy Jones for being such a great caregiver and the staff of Fresenius Dialysis Center of Siler City, NC.


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Public Viewing
June 26, 2023

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Knotts and Son Funeral Home Chapel
1501 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.
Siler City, NC 27344

Open Viewing
June 27, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
First Missionary Baptist Church Siler City
914 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.
Siler City, NC 27344

Funeral Service
June 27, 2023

1:00 PM
First Missionary Baptist Church Siler City
914 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.
Siler City, NC 27344

Interment following funeral service
June 27, 2023

First Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Off Hwy 64
Siler City, NC 27344


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