George "Tripp" Lynwood Craig III

28 March, 196613 October, 2021

George Lynwood Craig, lll. (Tripp), 55, of Amherst passed away unexpectly Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at his residence.

Born in Lynchburg on March 28, 1966 he was a son of Ellen Ogden Craig and the late George Lynwood Craig, Jr. George attended Amherst County Schools and graduated from Amherst County High School class of 1985. He was a devoted employee of Foster Electric Company for 21 years. He was a member of Clifford Baptist Church. He loved the Lord and his church family. He was also an avid hunter and living in the country gave him the opportunity to enjoy the serenity of nature.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his daughter, Emily Craig Webster and her husband Chris of Amherst and an unborn grandchild; and a half-sister, Lynn Lee Craig of Georgia.

A graveside service will be conducted 11:00 am Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers please consider making donations to Clifford Baptist Church.

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Whitten Monelison Chapel is serving the family, (434) 929-5712.


  • Graveside

    Thursday, 21 October , 2021


George "Tripp" Lynwood Craig III

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Scott Tucker

25 October 2021

Ellen, It saddens my heart to hear about Tripp. I always enjoyed his company and it has been awhile since we had crossed paths. When I think of him and the times together it makes me smile. Working at Hill Hardware and than Foster Electric, I enjoyed seeing & talking with him always. What a great guy!! He was the Best!! God Bless You!! 🙏

Anthony Moshonas

20 October 2021

Ellen I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of your Son.
Please accept my Heartfelt Sympathies for your Family’s loss.
The loss of a Loved one is never easy.
May your Heart find Peace and Comfort.

Chuck Norwood

18 October 2021

Ellen and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Tripp's passing. I really enjoyed having him in my seventh grade history class. I also enjoyed teaching with Ellen. Tripp was always pleasant and fun to be around. If he was nervous about an approaching history test, I would always tell him-"It's a piece of cake". Years later when I would see him, it was a running joke that he would say"Mr. Norwood, it's a piece of cake" We know that he will be greatly missed. God bless you and your family.
Chuck and Anne Norwood

G B Washburn

18 October 2021

Ellen and family,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Tripp. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God grant you the strength to make it through the tough times and may the love of Jesus warm your heart.

Cherish and reflect on your many memories.

GB Washburn and extended FSA Family

Rosezetta Frazier

18 October 2021

I am so saddened to have heard of the passing of, George. We've had many talks during our work days, and one thing I was - and am - "confident" about was, his love for our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. My condolences go out to his Mother; and to his daughter, whom he loved SO VERY much.

2 Corinthians 5:8 "We are 'confident', I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."

Ginger Hahn

17 October 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Tripp's passing. Our prayers are with you all at this time and it is such a comfort to know we will see him again in heaven. I will never forget seeing Tripp come across the street to our house every evening when we would get home from school. He was very special to our family growing up and I know he will be missed by his friends and family. God bless you all.

Charlotte Hudson Fluharty

17 October 2021

I’m so sorry to hear this news. He was such a kind person. Even though we hadn’t seen each other in person for a long time, we would often chat through FB messenger. I will miss his random check ins and conversations. I know he will be missed by many but especially his family and closest friends. It gives me peace knowing that he is in heaven basking in God’s presence and surrounded by love. Peace to you, Mrs Craig and Emmy.

Maureen Vail

15 October 2021

Trip and I grew up together on Buffalo Ridge Road..Riding horses, sledding down their hill in the winter...crazy motorcycle escapade up the ridge( I ended up in the road!).. I'll never forget that silly little guy who grew to be a giant of a man..Much love to Ellen, Lynn(remember when we "fell" out of the tree while you were babysitting?!) and Emmy..He was much loved as are you🙏❤️God bless you all!

Brenda Edwards

14 October 2021

I am so sorry and shocked to hear this news! It breaks my heart. I remember him when we were in first grade together and graduation. His mom was a wonderful teacher and loved how she was so kind to me. My condolences to the family! RIP Tripp

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