Micah Frank Craven, 37, of Rayne, Louisiana, passed away unexpectedly on May 29, 2019. He was the son of Allen and Brenda (Sparks) Craven.
A visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Fort Hays State University Art Scholarship Fund #4418. Memories of Micah and condolences for his family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com
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Mr. Craven, a Missouri native, was a resident of Rayne, Louisiana. Mr. Craven was born August 27, 1981, in Ellington, Missouri, to Allen and Brenda (Sparks) Craven, Athens, TN. He is survived by his parents; one brother Lucas and wife Donna of Oak Ridge, TN; niece Tatum Craven; nephews Arlo and Bodie Craven; paternal grandmother Jessie Craven of Odessa, MO; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Mr. Craven was preceded in death by his grandparents W. T. "Sparky" and Blanche Sparks and James F. "Frank" Craven, all of Odessa, MO.
Mr. Craven graduated from Jackson Central-Merry High School, Jackson, TN, in 2000. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Mississippi.
Mr. Craven was an Assistant Professor of Art at South Louisiana Community College where he taught art history and design. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he enjoyed pursuing his studio art, woodworking, and playing the guitar, banjo and keyboard. An active artist, Mr. Craven's drawings and prints have appeared in numerous national and international juried art exhibitions.