Obituary: Royal B. Kraft, Sr.

MARCH 1, 1934 – DECEMBER 7, 2020
Obituary of Royal B. Kraft, Sr.

Royal Brent Kraft, Sr. passed away peacefully on Monday, December 7, 2020 at the age of 86. Royal was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 1, 1934, and was a resident of Covington for the past 50 years. He is survived by his children, Royal Kraft, Jr. (Diane), Keith Kraft (Mary), Kolt Kraft, Celynn Ducasse (Eddie), and Todd Kraft (Gretchen); grandchildren, Chase, Blake, Brandon, Kasey, Victoria, Kassidy, Kristian, Bennett, and Robyn. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin A. Kraft; his parents, Theodore A. Kraft, Sr. and Albertine Stock Kraft; his sister, Beverly Kraft; and brother, Ted A. Kraft, Jr. Royal was a graduate of Holy Cross High School and attended Southeastern University. He served proudly in the Louisiana National Guard, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. Royal was a very caring and giving man who was a friend to all, and touched the lives of all who knew him. He was an avid horse lover and active member of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. One of his biggest passions was working with his thoroughbred horses. Royal was the founder and owner of a local wholesale food distribution business. A visitation with limited attendance will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. in New Orleans, on Monday, December 14, 2020 beginning at 11:00AM. A Funeral Mass will follow at 1:00PM in the Chapel of the funeral home. Interment will be private. Attendance will be limited due to Covid-19 restrictions, and guests are required to wear a facemask. To view and sign the guest book, please visit