DENTON — Mr. Bobby Lee Craven, 85, a resident of N. Jones Street, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, at his home. He was born on May 14, 1935, in Guilford County, NC, to Alva Roosevelt Craven and Grace Josephine Ledwell Craven. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and formerly attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He retired after a 41year career with Old Dominion Freight Line, where he was awarded for 1,000,000 safe miles with the company. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who had a wonderful sense of humor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Lambeth Craven, on May 12, 2004; daughter, Lori Church; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his daughters, Wendy Martin and husband, Rodney, and Deanna Smith and husband, Raymond, all of Denton; several brothers and sisters; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Harold Lambeth, of Denton.

A graveside service with military rites provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Floral Garden Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Albert Craven officiating.

No formal visitation or viewing will be held. Online condolences may be sent to