Edward Schoolcraft
Edward Schoolcraft
  • October 22, 1926 - July 17, 2016
  • Fayetteville, West Virginia

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Edward Lee Schoolcraft, 89, of Fayetteville, West Virginia, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Fayette Nursing and Rehab, Fayetteville.

He was born on October 22, 1926, in Huntersville, West Virginia to Kenneth and Daisy Schoolcraft.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Daisy Schoolcraft, brothers Herb, Jack, Wilbur, and Roy Schoolcraft, and son, Bruce Schoolcraft.

Survivors include wife, Doris F. Schoolcraft, Fayetteville, WV; sons Mike (Bunny) Schoolcraft, Asheboro, NC; Patrick (Lisa) Schoolcraft, London, KY; and Brian (Leann) Schoolcraft, Statesville, NC, and daughter-in-law, Jona Schoolcraft, of Speedwell, TN. Grandchildren include Michelle (Glenn) Butler, Charlotte, NC; Michael Schoolcraft, Asheboro, NC; Melissa (Dax) Vandevere, Charlotte, NC; Jonathan Schoolcraft, Wartburg, TN; Ryan Schoolcraft, London, KY; Zachary Schoolcraft; London, KY; Alex Reid, Statesville, NC, and Luke Reid, Statesville, NC. He also had one great grandchild, Cameron Vandevere, of Charlotte, NC.

Edward was drafted into the Army during his senior year of high school, and he was in the Korean and Asiatic conflicts where he served as a sergeant and as a clerk typist. He was also a member of Fayetteville Baptist Church in Fayetteville, West Virginia. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #57, located in Fayetteville. He was an employee of Cannelton Coal Company in Cannelton, West Virginia, and he was also an employee of Maple Meadow Coal Company, where he retired from in 1992.

Funeral services will be at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home in Fayetteville at 1 PM on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 with Pastor Ron George, Jr. officiating, and interment will be at the Nugen Cemetery on the historical Nugen Farm at Laurel Creek.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until service time 1 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

For those wishing to express your condolences to the Schoolcraft family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.