Henry Baxter Craven, 81, of Robbins, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 5, 2022. The funeral will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at Highfalls Christian Church with Rev. Ricky Sessoms and Rev. D.J. Harry presiding. Burial, with Masonic rites, will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Joyce-Brady Chapel will be open from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2022 for friends to sign the register.
Henry was born in Randolph County on November 4, 1941 to James and Rona Brady Craven. He was a member of the Elise Masonic Lodge #555, having served as the Master of the Lodge at 3 different times. He worked in textiles as a loom technician and later for the Town of Robbins overseeing the water department for 14 years. He was a member and elder of Highfalls Christian Church.
In addition to his parents, Henry was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Sessoms Craven and brother-in-law, Alan Sessoms.
He is survived by his children, Brian Craven, of Robbins, Ben Henline (Lisa), of Savannah, GA, and Amanda Burns (Chris), of Charlotte; brother, James Craven (Betty); grandchildren, Andrew Craven, C.J. Burns, Patrick Burns, Molly Burns, Delaney Burns and Amanda Covington (Dustin); great-grandchildren, Austin Garner, Lacie Garner and Britney Covington; brothers and sister-in-law, Robert Sessoms (Connie), of Asheboro, Ricky Sessoms (Sheila), of Ramseur, Jimmy Sessoms (Rhonda), of Mebane, Barbara Seawell, of Carthage, Rhonda Sessoms, of Robbins; special friend, Jane Coker and family, Mia Thompson (Joe) and Melanie McNeill (Richard) and a host of family and friends.
Condolences may be offered online at www.joycebradychapel.com.
Joyce-Brady Chapel is honored to serve the Craven Family.