ORANGEBURG -- Michael Levi Craven, 24, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the Thompson Funeral Home chapel in Orangeburg. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Hank Fanning will be officiating.
Pallbearers will be Hunter Kemmerlin, Steven Butler, Carlos Espinoza, Tobias Tyler, Charles Emanuel, Marquise Johnson, DeShawn Stevenson and Austin Strickland.
Honorary pallbearers will be his uncles, Carl Joye and Carroll Joye.
Mr. Craven was born April 20, 1993, in Orangeburg County. He was the son of Christopher and Elinor Craven. He graduated Edisto High School in 2012. Michael joined the United States Army and served in Unit 13B in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He enjoyed football, wrestling, hunting and fishing. He loved being with his family and his friends. He was predeceased by his grandfathers, Robert Kemmerlin and Leon Gleaton, and a cousin, Laura Ashley Boone.
Survivors include his parents, Christopher “Chris” and Elinor Craven; fiancée Kristin Dalton; stepsisters Kelley Craven, Laurie Craven and Claire Craven; stepbrother, Kinard Craven; grandparents Donna Kemmerlin and Lib Gleaton; aunts Amy Nivens, Marlene (David) Dickerson, Dodie Gleaton and Sue Hughes and Angie Strickland; two great-uncles, Carl (Jannett) Joye, and Carroll (Beverly) Joye; and cousins Angie Nivens, Donna Nivens, Jesse Nivens, Serenity McGuire, Bryan Burbage and Emily Boone.
The family will receive friends at Thompson Funeral Home Inc. in Orangeburg from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.