James Crafts, 57, of Merced passed away unexpectedly at his home on March 23rd. James was born in Turlock, CA to John and Darlene Crafts on December 16, 1955. He has lived and worked in the Turlock/Merced area his entire life; working for the local grocery store “New Deal” for more than 20 years, retiring in 1995.
James is survived by Terry Crafts, daughter Crystal Crafts of Merced, and family.
He is preceded in death by his father John L. Crafts, mother Darlene Crafts, aunt Beverly Kampfen, uncle Mervin Kampfen, uncle Wayne Edwards, and nephew Jimmy Ellsworth.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 6th at Turlock Memorial Park
at 11:00 am. Arrangements are entrusted to Allen Mortuary.