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Vernon Dale Crafton

Vernon Dale Crafton, 82, of Lubbock, Texas passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020. A private funeral service for his family will be held under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

He was born June 25, 1938 in Spur, Texas to O.V. and Willie Lee Crafton. He married Peggy Lois Gregson on November 12, 1963 and had two children. He was the proud owner of Crafton’s Glass in Lubbock, Texas for over 40 years. He enjoyed raising AQHA racehorses, hunting, fishing and cattle-ranching on Prairie Pines, his ranch near Spur, Texas.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Billy Joe Crafton and Marvin Vaughn Crafton.

He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy; daughter, Cathy Sawyer of Post, Texas and her husband, Chris; son, Perry Crafton of Austin, Texas and his wife, Meagan; sisters, Effie Allison and Betty Kilpatrick of Lubbock, Texas, Vera Newton of Dallas, Texas and Pat Young of Nashville, Arkansas; and three grandsons, Avery Crafton, Zachary Sawyer and Peyton Sawyer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to REFUGE Services, a nonprofit equine-assistance therapy organization of Lubbock, Texas, or Post Animal Refuge Center.

Online condolences may be offered on Resthaven Funeral Home’s website at

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