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Darin Thomas Crays


Darin Thomas Crays, 52, of Carlinville, passed away at his residence on Monday, July 4, 2022.

He was born Feb. 13, 1970, in Springfield, to Larry Wayne Crays and Ruth Yvonne Etter Crays.

He married Heather Crays.

He was retired after having been a construction laborer.  Darin was a member of the Local 477 Laborer Union.

He loved his family, riding his Harley, the beach and the Dallas Cowboys.

He is survived by his mother Ruth Crays of Carlinville; daughters, Justina Major of Pawnee, Tessa Jett of Carlinville; two grandsons; brother,

David Wayne Crays of Carlinville; sister, Donna Yvonne (Steve) Dworzynski of Carlinville; nieces, Kindra Crays, Whitney Dworzynski, and nephew, Braden (Ali) Dworzynski.

Darin was preceded in death by his father and spouse.

Services were held on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Nilwood Baptist Church.

Memorials are suggested to wishes of the family.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.