William James "Jim" Crafton of Lincoln City died Dec. 11, 2011. He was 58.

Jim was born Feb. 5, 1953, in Peoria, Ill., to Patsy Lee (Parks) and Robert Lee Crafton. He married Evelyn Crafton on Dec. 2, 1989.

Jim was the owner and proprietor of Taft Video from 1987 to 1995. He was a member of the BPOE 1886. He enjoyed movies and music.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; daughter Rose Eileen Crafton; son William James Crafton II; his brothers, Robert Crafton Jr. and Mike Crafton; sister Cathy Crafton; and life-long companion Trisha Morgan.

Both parents and his brother, Stephen Crafton, died earlier.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date to be announced.

Arrangements entrusted to Bateman Pacific View Funeral Home.



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