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Eli Aaron Craft

July 20, 1996 ~ August 13, 2019 (age 23)


Eli Craft, 23 of Chattanooga, found peace and rest on Tuesday, August 13th, 2019.


Eli was born in Chattanooga and graduated from Orange Grove Center. He was a happy miracle child, who brought smiles to many people’s faces. Eli loved to listen to music, play with music toys and Tigger, and greatly enjoyed his time in water therapy. Most of all, Eli loved spending time with his family, friends, and especially his sister, Emily.


Eli was preceded in death by his fraternal grandparents, Butch and Margaret Craft and aunt, Anna Craft.


Survivors include his parents, Aaron Craft and Tamra Craft; sister, Emily Craft; maternal grandparents, Jim and Ellen Purple; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.


The family would like to extend special thanks to the nurses, doctors, therapists, social workers, churches, teachers, hospice care team, friends, family, and the entire “village” that cared for Eli.         


A memorial service will be held, Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 4pm at the Collegedale Community Church at 9305 Four Corners Place Collegedale, TN 37315.


Condolences may be sent to


Contributions in Eli’s honor may be made to Orange Grove Center at, Open Arms Care at, or Hospice of Chattanooga at


Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.

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Memorial Service
August 17, 2019

4:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Collegedale Community Church
9305 Four Corners Pl
Collegedale, TN 37315

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