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Raymond Croft

April 16, 1942 ~ October 21, 2020 (age 78)


Mr. Raymond Croft, 78, of Salem, Crittenden County, KY, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Baptist Health Madisonville.

Raymond was born April 16, 1942 in the Lola Community to Tracy and Mildred Harris Croft.  He was known as “the 4020 man” having owned 65 4020 John Deere Tractors in his lifetime.  He enjoyed truck pulls, watching wrestling, jet skiing, gardening and loved all his grandkids.  He was a member of Lola Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Croft was a farmer and had worked for Turner Conyer Sawmill and Westvaco in forest management.        

He is survived by his wife of 35 years Judy Croft of Salem, KY; sons, Tommy Croft (Jill) of Salem, KY and Chris Smith of Salem, KY; daughters, Sharon Willbanks-Crouch (Randy) of Salem, KY and Patty McGrew (Jeff) of Smithland, KY; brother, Roger Croft (Tammy) of Salem, KY; sister, Linda Sue Ferrell (late Sonnie) of Salem, KY; grandchildren, Masa Champion (Taylor) of Smithland, KY, Colt McGrew of Smithland, KY, Clay Croft of Salem, KY, Jantzon Croft of Richmond, KY, Audrey Croft of Salem, KY and Morgan Smith of Salem, KY; nephew, Jordan Croft of Burna, KY; and nieces, Heather Chaney, Eugena Champion (Steve), and Debbie Damron (Jimmy) all of Salem, KY.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law and parents.

Funeral Services will be 1 PM, Sunday, October 25, 2020 in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services with Rev. Kenny Odom to officiate. Burial will follow in Watson Cemetery.

Friends may visit on Saturday, October 24, 2020 between the hours of 5 and 8 PM in the chapel of Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services in Salem, KY.

In lieu flowers, donations may be made to Gideons International for Bibles. 

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October 24, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services (Salem, KY)
216 Main Street
Salem, KY 42078

Funeral Service
October 25, 2020

1:00 PM
Boyd Funeral Directors and Cremation Services (Salem, KY)
212 East Main St
Salem, KY 42078

Interment following funeral service
October 25, 2020

Watson Cemetery
Watson Cemetery Road
Salem, KY 42078


The Gideons International
P. O. Box 304, Salem KY 42078

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