John Wilson Ravenscroft, 78, of Midland died Saturday, November 10, 2018 in his home. Born on August 23, 1940 in Midland, he was the son of the late Wilson Ravenscroft and Annabelle (McKinley) Ravenscroft.
He was preceded in death by his wife Judy Ravenscroft, three brothers Hubert Warnick, Billy Warnick and Tommy Ravenscroft, four sisters Jenny Rae Warnick, Jean Ravenscroft, Jane Winters, Phyllis Cullen.
He was a veteran of the Army National Guard, Army Air Corp and the U.S. Air Force. He formerly worked at Kelly Springfield Tire Co. for 21 years, as well as numerous years at the Frostburg Village Nursing and Assisted Living Center. He founded Raven’s Craft Custom Cabinetry where he passed on his cabinetry skills and business to his sons. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Midland, Barton American Legion Post #189 and the George’s Creek Senior Center.
John was a very outgoing, charismatic, and loving character; every single person he met soon became a friend. He enjoyed restoring classic cars, piloting aircraft, drawing and painting, and spending time outdoors.
He is survived by his children Brian Ravenscroft and wife Jennifer and Jeffrey Ravenscroft and wife Debbie; fiancé Karen Westfall; two brothers Robert Ravenscroft and wife Julia, and Jimmy Ravenscroft and wife Cathy of South Carolina; seven grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
His family would like to extend their thanks to the WMHS hospice services and providers.
Family and friends are welcome to join in remembrance on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 1-3 PM at Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Midland. A memorial service will be held promptly after 3:00 PM with Rev. Heerak Kim officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of John to the Grace United Methodist Church at 19915 Church Street, Frostburg, MD 21532 or the Midland Firehall at 14823 Broadway Avenue, Midland, MD 21532.