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Tom McCraw

veteranMar 28th, 1944 - Jan 28th, 2022

Funeral Ceremony: 1 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Interment: Dillman Cemetery

Visitation: 11 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the funeral home  


     Tommy McCraw, age 77, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Friday morning, January 28, 2022, at Flora Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.

     He was born March 28, 1944, in Great Falls, Montana, the son of Ray Dean and Imo Lee (Bateman) McCraw.  He was united in marriage to Sharon Tucker on June 22, 1979, in Mt. Carmel, and together they have shared 42 wedding anniversaries.

     Tom served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam Veteran.  He was a lifetime member of the Flora VFW, and also the Flora American Legion where he had been a two-time Commander.  He had worked at the International Shoe Factory where he was President of the Union until the factory closed its doors.  He then worked at Southwire as a supply room attendant for over 30 years.  Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, and listening to country music.  He enjoyed watching Nascar racing and was an avid fan of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt.    

     He is survived by his wife: Sharon McCraw of Flora; children: Randy (Carla) Speagle of Rinard, Dion (Kim) McCraw of Flora, and Dawn McCraw (Pat Dye) of Newnan, Georgia; grandchildren: Anthony (Jaz) Speagle of Effingham, Amber Holste of Flora, Amanda (Matt) Leak of Flora, Aaron Speagle (Kendra Courson) of Steeleville, Gatlin Speagle of Dundee, Michigan, Cheyenne Speagle of Milan, Michigan, Tori McCraw of Flora, Jayci McCraw of Bryan, Texas, Makynna McCraw of Flora, and Kaitlyn (Landon) Eade of Flora; 9 great-grandchildren; and a niece: Sheri Baker of Bloomington.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother: Ray McCraw.

     A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Tony Reed officiating.  Interment will follow in Dillman Cemetery with the presentation of military funeral honors.  Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of service on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Fur A Good Paws and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:   


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Lynne L Gocey

January 28th

Sharon, sorry to read this. You have my sympathy. Take care of yourself.

Ginny Ashley

January 28th

Sharon I’m so sorry to hear of Tom passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Mikev & Kayla Anderson

January 28th

Prayers for the family. Sharon was a great wife & caregiver. Old friend & fellow Vietnam Vet will be missed.

Jay& Karen

January 28th

We always had so much fun with a great guy.will miss him.

Mike and Sharon Gray

January 28th

So sorry for your loss. Went to high school all 4 years with Tom, and he was a good friend. Mike enjoyed working with Tom at Southwire. Prayers of comfort Sharon to you, your family, and friends.

Becky Stanford Stocke

January 28th

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

Mark Henson

January 28th

The McCraws were nearby neighbors and good folks to know. Tom seemed to always smile when he greeted you. He called me often when he was at the American Legion for military funerals. He would greet me when I returned to Flora whenever he saw me. He was always a good neighbor and good guy in my life. Thanks Tom.

T&T of Atlanta, Ga

January 29th

I did not know Mr. McCraw personally, but I know his daughter Dawn, and how much she adored/adores him (to the moon and back). Bless your family, as we light a candle in memory of your imprint on the loved ones left on Earth. Bless the McCraw family and loved ones.

Judy Griffith

January 29th

Sharon, Dion, and families. So sorry for your loss. You are in thoughts and prayers.

Kelly & Joe Rizzo

January 29th

We may not be there in person but we are with you in spirit. So very sorry. We are praying for y’all. Dawn, please hug your mama for us. Much, much love, Kelly, Joe & Sue Rizzo

Mike mcallister

January 29th

Dion Sharon and family sorry for your loss tom was a great guy enjoyed working with him.

Tom an carol roe

January 29th

So sorry to hear this, prayers for the family, we knew Tom for many years

Leon & Glenda Sharp

January 29th

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Steve and Ruthie Welty

January 29th

Ruthie and I extend our deepest condolences to the family.

Andy and Jen Chase

January 29th

We extend to the entire McCraw family our deepest condolences. Dawn and Pat you and your family will be in our prayers.


January 30th

So very sorry. God bless

Morris Pruitt

January 30th

So sorry for your loss

Roger Lake

January 31st

Sharon, so sorry for your loss. Tom was a very good friend for many many years, he and I had some great times together. God Bless you and your family.

Kay perry

January 31st

I am so sorry for your loss. Anytime you want to talk just come over. Love you sharon

Larry and Donna Milner

February 1st

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for the family.

Dave welty

February 1st

Sharon and family—-so sorry to hear about Tom! He was definitely (one of the good guys)

Howard and Connie Wyman

February 4th

Jill Lewis

February 5th

Always thought a lot of Tom and family. Growing up I felt they were family. My sympathy to Sharon and Dawn and all the rest of the family. Tom was a great guy. Hugs to you

Terry Igert

February 9th

Very sorry for your loss!!! We will be praying for you all!!



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Frank & Bright Funeral Home
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