Funeral services for Raymond Willie Crager, 84, of Leesville, Louisiana will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Sunny Hill Baptist Church in Kurthwood, La. with Rev. Millard Monk, and Rev. E.J. Bradshaw officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. on Monday, May 21 until service time Tuesday in the Church.
Raymond, the son of Joseph Daniel and Lula Weeks Crager was born March 11, 1928 in Alco, La. He passed away on Friday May, 18, 2012 in the Byrd Regional Medical Center in Leesville, La.
Mr. Crager served 20 years in the United States Airforce. While Stationed at Barksdale AFB in Louisiana, he graduated from the NCO academy. After retirement from the Air Force he worked as an electrician for PPG of Lake Charles, La. for 20 years. Mr. Crager was a member of the Sunny Hill Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Vernon Parish. One of his favorite hobbies was woodworking and he taught himself to be an excellent carpenter. Raymond loved music and playing his guitar in church.
He was preceded in death by his First Wife: Billie Crager; One Brother: J.D. Crager and One Step Son: Kevin Martin.
He is survived by his Wife of over 20 years Lawanda Crager of Leesville, La.; One Son and Daugter-in-law: Doyle & Alvinette Crager of Westlake, La.; Two Step Children: Diane & Michael Young of Leesville, La. and Durwin & Jill Martin of Hutton, La.; One Brother: Leroy & Mildred Crager of Garden City, Georgia; Two Grandchildren: Angela & Shawn Corkran and Rebekah & Ray Blalock; 3 Great Grandchildren; 10 Step Grandchildren, and 11 Great Step Grandchildren.
The family of Mr. Crager would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Byrd Regional Hospital in Leesville for their exceptional care of Mr. Crager during his illness.