Ray Craft Today

September 24, 2020

first_imgEight months ago Ray Craft’s wife of 55 years died unexpectedly from a fall.  Craft was recently interviewed by the Indianapolis Star.  They wanted to know how he was doing and how his life has changed.  Ray was the only member of the Milan Indians who actually appeared in the movie Hoosiers. He had two lines.The former member of the IHSAA still lives in the same house in Shelbyville that he purchased in 1971.  It was here that he and his wife “Jinky” spent most of their married life.  As can be expected, Ray told the Star that he is still lost.  When he comes home from his part-time job at the Indiana Grand, he has to prepare his meals.  Ray commented that he could make hot dogs and fry eggs, but that was about it.When asked by the Star if he thought there would ever be another Milan, he said quickly “NO”!  With class basketball people do not consider a team to be a state champ as they did in 1954.  Today it is about winning your class, and most of the state is not interested in following any team except their own school.last_img

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