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John William Craighead
02/13/1953 - 01/28/2021
Obituary for John William Craighead
John William Craighead, 67, of Sedalia, MO passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021 at his home. He was born on February 13, 1953 in Sedalia, the son of Woodrow Francis Craighead Sr. and Nellie Mae (Dotson) Craighead, who preceded him in death.
John was a 1971 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School. He worked for Rival Manufacturing for 27 years and later at several other manufacturing companies in Sedalia. John was an avid St. Louis Cardinals football fan and continued to follow them when they relocated in Arizona. In honor of his dad, John became an avid Chiefs and was excited when they won the Super Bowl last year and with their return to the Super Bowl again this year. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, listening to classic rock music, gardening, and loved his many pets dearly. John was a life long resident of Sedalia.
Survivors include seven siblings, Pat Butler of Grain Valley, MO, Woody Craighead (Gayle) of Grain Valley, MO, Sherry Junghans (Dave) of Joplin, MO, Brenda Craighead of Sedalia, Ron (Boogie) of Sedalia, Charlie Craighead of Sedalia; and Steve Craighead (Cassandra) of Sedalia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two sisters, Sandra Jo Craighead and Teri Lea Craighead.
There will no formal services at this time. There will be a private family memorial service held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sedalia Animal Shelter in care of Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.
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