Whitesburg native Larry Neil Craft, 76, died November 12 at his home in Pawley’s Island, S.C.
He was the son of the late Dave and Lake Craft of Mayking, and was preceded in death by a brother, David Logan Craft, and two sisters Linda Kay Craft and Anita Fay Craft Minton.
Surviving are his wife Mary Sue “Susie” Craft; two stepsons, David Sutherland and Tim Sutherland, their wives Melanie and Sondra and their children Lexi and Sara, and Sara’s husband Justin; a sister, Elizabeth Sliwka and husband John of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and two nephews, Julian Minton of Atlanta, Ga., and John David Sliwka of El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Mr. Craft received his PHD from the University of Kentucky and was a professor there for several years before accepting a job as Vice President at Pepperdine University in California. He moved to Reston, Va., after retiring and started a commercial real estate company, which he later sold and moved to South Carolina with his wife.