Obituary: Vester Richard Cranford, Sr.


Funeral service with military honors for Vester Richard Cranford, Sr., 92, of Cullman will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Valley Springs Cemetery, Rev. Tim Box officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to the service.

Cullman Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cranford family.

Mr. Cranford passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at his residence.  He was born Feb. 7, 1930, to Ray and Icie Cranford.  He was a member of Valley Springs Baptist Church.  He served his country in the United States Air Force and was in the secret service.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carolyn Wynell Cranford; son, Vester Richard Cranford, Jr.; brother, Vernon Cranford and two sisters, Louise and Laura.

Survivors include his daughter, Denise Love; brother, Victor (Lois) Cranford; sister, Lorene Hamilton; grandchildren, Candice (Ryan) Stewart, Tony Love, Austin Cranford, Marinda (Kyle) Phelps; great-grandchild, Addison Stewart.