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Laverne Edward Cravens
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Obituary for Laverne Edward Cravens

Laverne Edward Cravens, age 88, of Knoxville having fought the good fight, completed his mortal test early Sunday morning, July 1, 2018 and passed on peacefully of natural causes at his home with loved ones by his side.

Laverne was a man of gratitude and character who put everything he had into living and serving others. He turned every job into a labor of love and never had an enemy. He charmed everyone he met because he loved everyone he met and would do anything he could to help them have a better day. And though his simple, grateful outlook on life inspired those around him to be better people, the world is somehow a lesser place without him.

Laverne was a member of Beaver Ridge Lodge #366 F&AM, a 33-degree mason and a Shriner. He was retired from the Knoxville News Sentinel, where he dedicated most of his career. He enjoyed spending time with family, camping, and fishing.

He is preceded by his parents, Ben and Velma, and his brother Wayne.

Laverne is survived by Barbara, his dear wife of 57 years; his sons, Jeff and Scott with their wives Tracey and Dixie; eight grandchildren, Forrest and wife Emma, Jeanette and husband Dylan, Bay, Jayce, Dallin, Micah, Seth, and Catherine; sisters, June and Margie and brother, Ronnie.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Click Funeral Home Middlebrook Chapel with a Celebration of Life to follow at 6:30 with Rev. Alan Smith officiating. Masonic services will be conferred by Beaver Ridge Lodge.


In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children, www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org

Click Funeral Home, 9020 Middlebrook Pike is serving the Cravens family.


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Visitation

Tuesday

3

Jul

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel

9020 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923

Celebration of Life

Tuesday

3

Jul

6:30 PM
Click Funeral Home and Cremations Middlebrook Chapel

9020 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923

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