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Willie Dwight Craft
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1947
Death: Apr. 24, 1996
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA

Dwight Craft, District chief

Dwight Craft, 48, of Country Bend Place, a Jackson Fire Department district chief, died of gunshot wounds Wednesday at the Central Fire Station. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

Services are 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with burial at Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation is 8 a.m. noon today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home.

Chief Craft was a Raleigh native and had lived in the Pearl and Jackson areas for 37 years. He was a graduate of Pearl High School. He had worked for the Jackson Fire Department for 26 years and was chief of District 2. He was a member of the department's apparatus committee. He was a member of the Mississippi State Firefighters Association, the National Fire Chiefs Association, the Jackson Firefighters Association and the International Association of Firefighters.

Chief Craft was a member if Alta Woods Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include: wife, Judy; sons, Bradley Dean Craft of Jackson and Kevin Lee Craft of Clinton; daughter, Kristen Nichole Craft of Jackson; father, W. L. Craft of Raleigh; sister, Joyce Elaine Carr of Pearl; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Mississippi affiliate, 16 Northtown Drive, Suite 100, Jackson, MS 39211; or the Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Center in Greenville.

Clarion Ledger April 26, 1994
Lakewood Memorial Park
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Faye Nations McCardle
Record added: May 19, 2010
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