Hubert Carroll Crane age 86 passed away on July 27, 2017. He was born February 12, 1931 in Livonia, Indiana, the son of James Oral Crane and Marie Chastain Walton.
On April 19, 1951 he married Bonnie Lou Packwood, they were married for 58 years. Hubert served 23 years in the United States Air Force with 2 separate tours of duty during the Vietnam War. He retired as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1971.
He was employed by the National Aeronautics Space Administration in Houston, Texas from 1971-1974. Later that year he returned to Salem to work for a second time at the Link’s Handle Factory. He was a long-time member of the Salem High Street Church of Christ where he also served as Elder.
Hubert is survived by a son, Gary Lee Crane (Shannon) of Atlanta, Georgia, a daughter, Brenda Susan Naugle (David) of Burlington, Iowa, a son Steven Arthur Crane (Garilou) of Salem, Indiana. A sister Patricia Fultz and a sister-in-law Wanda Packwood both of Salem. 6 Grand-children; Adam Crane of Canada, Sara Russell of Indiana, Allen Naugle of Iowa, Jake Crane of Indiana, Joel Crane of Colorado, and Erik Naugle of Wisconsin. He is also survived by 15 Great-Grand-children; Collyn, Alex, Mayce, Kagen, Catie Jo, Aubry, Bailey, Darryn, Leo, Landen, Jillian, Camryn, Logan, Noah, and Marlee.
He was preceded in death by his father James Oral Crane, his mother Marie Chastain Walton, his wife Bonnie Lou Packwood, a brother Jerry Walton, a sister Helen Walton Blackburn, and a son Daryl Scott Crane.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, July 31 at Weathers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Smedley Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 to 6 P.M. at the funeral home andMonday from 9 A.M. until time of service.