Sunday, 31 July 2022 15:25

Eddie "Stokes" Crane

Eddie Granderson “Stokes” Crane, age 100, a lifelong resident of Edgerton, VA, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022.
He was the son of the late W.B. and Pattie Jane Pittard Crane and was also preceded in death by two brothers, W.B. Crane, Jr. and Wilbur “Tom” Crane, a sister, Irene Barnes, a daughter-in-law, Betty Crane, and a great-grandson, Coy Mitchell. Mr. Crane was recently widowed by his wife of 76 years, Louella Thomas Crane. Stokes served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS James E. Craig. After completing his military service, he returned to Edgerton and became a lifelong farmer. He remained devoted to the family farm, his church, and his community. He is survived by his children, Tom Crane, Ronnie “Bubber” Crane, Jane Ward (Dan), Gary Crane, Ed Crane (Michelle); grandchildren, Tim Crane, Kevin Crane, Melissa Hyde (Bob), Kurt Crane (Christy), Jaime Mitchell (Jonathan), Brad Morefield (Tara), Corey Morefield (Brooke), Megan Weaver (Land), Eric Crane, Allison Lynch (Kurt), and Logan Gainey, 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard B. Crane; and a sister, Patsy Betz. The family expresses their sincere thanks to Tiffany Spratley, who cared for Mr. and Mrs. Crane during their final months. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Edgerton United Methodist Church. A graveside service will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Edgerton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Edgerton Memorial Cemetery, C/O Judy Doyle, 1509 Thistle Road, #T-2, Henrico, VA 23238. Condolences may be expressed at
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  • Comment Link Ann Crewe Wednesday, 03 August 2022 17:14 posted by Ann Crewe

    Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mr. & Mrs. Crane were such a wonderful couple and friends to so many. RIP Mr. Crane, your life was long with so many wonderful memories held by you, his family.

  • Comment Link dorothy maimone Sunday, 31 July 2022 16:46 posted by dorothy maimone

    RiP Mr. STOKES, I will always remember your great smile and knowledge that you shared with me! You will be missed. My deepest sympathy to the family may God touch all of you to help you through your loss.

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