David Richard Cranford, 96, of Hot Springs, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 13, 2023. He was born to the late, Robert and Tennie (Church) Cranford, on Monday, October 4, 1926, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Tennie Cranford, and his siblings, Charles Franklin Cranford, Calvin Eugene Cranford, Robert Cornelious Cranford, Robert Cornelious Cranford, Jr., Louise Cranford Rankin, Lilly Cranford Lantz, and Bonita Cranford Williams.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Joan Wilson Cranford; children, “Allen” and Caroline Cranford, Paul Wayne Cranford, “Jason” and Angel Wilkerson, and “Phillip” and Morgan Wilkerson; grandchildren, “David Ray” and Anndi Cranford, Shalla Jean Jackson, “Marie” and Stefano Zambrano, Aidan Jackson, David Allen Cranford, Layla Jackson, Jason Wayne Wilkerson, Jr., Shawn Daniel Wilkerson, Leah Beth Wilkerson, Haley Wilkerson, Lainey Wilkerson, and Xander Jace Zambrano; special friend, Shannon Wilkerson; the Levi and Lace Square Dance Club; along with numerous other family and friends who all love him and will miss him dearly.
He was a loving husband and father. He retired from the United States Post Office in 1985. He served in the military for 2 years. He was a member of Piney Baptist Church for 22+ years.
Pallbearers include Jason Wilkerson, Sr., Jason Wilkerson, Jr., David Ray Cranford, Aidan Jackson, David Allen Jackson, Phillip Wilkerson, Stefano Zambrano, and Tommy Watkins.
His celebration of life will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 12:00 P.M. with the visitation an hour prior at Piney Baptist Church: 3150 Albert Pike Rd, Hot Springs, AR 71913.
Donations may be made to Piney Baptist Church to support the youth, children, or music ministry.
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