Bruce A. Kraft, 70, of Hampton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.
Mr. Kraft was born in Queens, N.Y., to the late George Fredrick and Virginia Adele Speed Kraft.
Mr. Kraft was a retired security guard.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Rose Kraft, of the home; three sons, Allen Kraft, Williston, Fla., Christopher Kraft, Jefferson, Ga., and Clint Kraft, Hampton, Tenn.; one daughter, Melissa Plaisance, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; nine grandchildren; and three brothers, Doug Kraft, St. Augustine, Fla., Steven Kraft, Telford, Tenn., and James Kraft, Hendersonville, N.C. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family would like to express a special thank you to the Carter County Rescue Squad and to the Sycamore Shoals Hospital Emergency Room Staff. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the National Kidney Foundation, 4450 Walker Blvd., Suite 2, Knoxville, TN 37917-1547 or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax to (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Kraft family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.