In loving memory of

Danny H. Craighton
September 30, 1955 - April 20, 2021

Danny Hugh Craighton, 65, of Hampton, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at his home in Hampton. He was born September 30, 1955, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to Lyle Craighton Sr. and DeLores Newman.

Danny graduated from Hampton High School. He was the Franklin County Transit supervisor. Danny was an FFA alumni and was a member of the NRA and Hampton United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, cooking and shooting guns. Danny played cribbage and was in numerous tournaments. He also enjoyed attending hockey games with his daughter. Danny visited with everyone; whether he knew them or not. He never met a stranger.

Danny is survived by his daughter Rebekah Grace Craighton of Hampton, daughter Cammy (Zane) Logan of Amarillo, Texas; grandchildren Renzyn, Kaizyn and Lexzyn Logan of Amarillo, Texas; siblings Les (Shelly) Craighton of Hampton, Keith (Julie) Craighton of Urbandale, Janet (John) Bubacz of Schertz, Texas, and Robb (Stephanie) Craighton of San Antonio, Texas; mother Dody Moorehouse of Knoxville, Tennessee; father Lyle (Linda) Craighton Sr. of LaGrange, Texas; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Danny's family and mailed to PO Box 403, Hampton, Iowa 50441.


Dawn Newman wrote on Apr 25, 2021:

"My heartfelt condolences to Bekah, my Aunt Dody and all of Danny's family. Danny was a great guy and an amazing father. I believe he had a heart of gold. It showed in all he did and gave of himself. Fly high cuz and rest easy.?? Dawn Newman"

Kenneth Newman wrote on Apr 23, 2021:

"Danny you were so amazing. I can't believe you are gone. We had a great relationship and you were a special nephew. My prayers and condolences to all the family. ? Uncle Spud (Ken Newman)"

Sandra Bebe wrote on Apr 22, 2021:

"Prayers, blessings and my heart felt condolences to the family! RIP Danny Craighton! ???"

Danielle Lindaman wrote on Apr 22, 2021:

"We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Danny! He was a great man and thought the world of his daughter, he was always excited to tell us about her accomplishments. Many of the members enjoyed getting a laugh in with Danny. He will be missed!"

Sandy (Smith) Ward wrote on Apr 22, 2021:

"Hard to believe Danny is gone at such a young age. Danny sat across from me in History class and would always be telling some joke or story. He was such a great guy. My thoughts and prayers in this difficult time to Danny's family. RIP"

Tim Miller wrote on Apr 22, 2021:

"There are no words to ease the pain of the loss of Danny. He was a great human being that loved life & raised a wonderful daughter. The good Lord gained a wonderful man and rest assured Danny will be in heaven watching over all. R.I.P. Danny ????"

Janet Sass wrote on Apr 21, 2021:

"Many memories of Danny from high school to visits. Always a smile and kind words. You had the best dad, a very nice gentleman."

Julie and Rick Salvesen wrote on Apr 21, 2021:

"Rick and I have known Danny for most of our years living in Hampton...from selling Christmas trees to being the kind and considerate Senior Bus Driver to being one of the best SANTAS, he wore a smile for everyone. We will miss his charm and larger than life personality. Our deep condolances to all his family! Rick and Julie Salvesen"

sharon parks wrote on Apr 20, 2021:

"Danny was a one of a kind person in so many ways. Always had a friend in every port, no one was ever a stranger. Thanks for the memories you gave us all and the fun moments. I shall miss you terribly! "

David Meyer wrote on Apr 20, 2021:

"Sorry for your loss! He always had a Smile"

Tim Craighton wrote on Apr 20, 2021:

"Condolences and prayers for the family at this time of loss.So many good memories could be shared."