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Mitchell Lewis Cravens

(May 5th, 1983 - September 16th, 2015)

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Mitchell Lewis Cravens was born May 5, 1983 in Springfield, MO to Linda Cravens and Gary Cravens. Mitch lived his early life in Mansfield, MO before moving to Springfield where he went to both Catholic and public schools. He graduated from Glendale High School in 2001 and also attended Ozark Technical Community College. Mitch was an avid and championship pool player both locally and across the Midwest. He is survived by his son Tyler Gene Cravens, his father Gary Cravens and wife Sandy; his mother Linda Cravens; his siblings Stacey Bruce, Steven Bruce, Justin and wife Nichole Cravens, Jeremy and wife Shekinah Cravens, Jason and wife Kerry Cravens, Jennifer and husband Tim Wilson-Humphries, Kim and husband Jeff Johnson, Chellie and husband Ryan Moore, Janelle  Burton, grandmother Helen Cravens, as well as a large extended family. His happiest moments were spent with son Tyler and family.  Tyler was the light of his life.  Mitch loved playing ball with him in the park, visiting the zoo, discount steak night at Texas Roadhouse, Toys R Us and Chuck E. Cheese.  He also loved building Lego sets with Tyler. Of course, we cannot forget the long standing Cravens family love of Cardinals Baseball. His friends remember him for his lively spirit, sense of humor and his competitive nature.  His big heart and willingness to use his talent and skills to mentor others will keep him alive in the memory of friends and family.  However, he never quite perfected the art of losing gracefully…. I’m sure all can remember him storming out of a pool room or off a golf course on a bad day, only to return later with a smile on his face and ready to go again. Mitch was loved by many and will be forever missed. Memorial service for Mitch will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, September 20, 2015 in Barnes Family Funeral, Ozark with Pastor Larry Scott officiating. In lieu of flowers a memorial education fund has been established for Tyler Gene Cravens c/o Gary Cravens, 1916–A Winged Foot Dr. Nixa, MO 65714. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.

 

 

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