CRAVEN, Larry William, 71, of Friendly, WV, passed away December 5, 2012, at his residence. He was born September 4, 1941, in Sistersville, WV. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doc and Minerva Cathers. Larry was a 1959 graduate of Sistersville High School, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and he was retired from the IBEW after 32 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his grandchildren, whom he adored.
He is survived by a loving special friend of 25 years, Edith Watson; children, Tracy (Steve) Bell of Friendly, Aaron Craven of Morgantown, WV, Shelly (Matt) Williams of Cannonsburg, PA, Jason (Christina) Craven of Marietta, OH, Patty Anderson of Harrisville, WV, Chuck (Tina) Watson of St. Marys, WV, Liz (Lance) Riffle of Nebraska, John (Lorie) Watson of Middlebourne, WV, Aileen "Bud" Daugherty of Sistersville, David (Bridget) Watson of Friendly, James (Angie) Watson of Friendly; 23 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; uncle, Marion (Bud) Flannigan of Ohio; brothers, Ed Cathers of Sistersville, Kenny Cathers of Iowa; sisters, Judy (Steven) Stanley of Vienna, WV, Terri Gonzales of Charleston, WV.
Services will be held Friday, December 7, at 10 AM at Myers Funeral Home, Sistersville, WV with Rev. Bill Williamson officiating. Interment will follow at Friendly Cemetery with military graveside rites. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to Hope Fellowship Church, PO Box 113, Friendly, WV 26146. Online condolences may be sent to the family at myersfuneralhomewv.com.