Gerald Wayne Craig, 71, of Huckleberry Ridge Road, Hiddenite, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018.
Mr. Craig was born on January 23, 1947, in Caldwell County, the son of the late Ed Kirby and Thelma Lee Craig Mitchell.
He was a US Army veteran, who had served in the Vietnam Era. He had worked as a lumberjack and also had worked in the furniture industry. He was a member of Clear Vision Baptist Church in Statesville. He was an avid Rook player and also enjoyed going fishing. He loved his children, grandchildren, family, and his dog.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Samantha Craig, and a sister, Nathalee Baker.
Those family members left to cherish and honor his memory include three sons, Jerry Craig and wife Corrie of Hiddenite, David Shaver of Stony Point, and Josh Craig and wife Erica of Statesville; grandchildren, Jeremy Craig, Veronica Neufeld, Gavin Craig, and Hayden Craig; three sisters, Bobbie Sue Pearson of Hiddenite, Barbara Ann Hamby of Dudley Shoals, and Betty Mae Craver of Clemmons; and a brother, Billy Ray Mitchell of Taylorsville.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Jason Buchanan and Pastor Dan Spears will officiate. Interment will follow in the Rocky Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors accorded by DAV Chapter 84 of Taylorsville and Chapter 6 of Hudson. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Alexander County, 50 Lucy Echerd Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Craig Family.