George A. Craig
October 8, 1936 – December 2, 2019
George Abraham Craig, age 83 of, of Henry County passed away Monday, December 2, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents; Harry Craig and Molly Reynolds Craig; sisters, Frances Fretwell, Mildred Griffin and Lucille Rakes; brothers, Edward (killed in Korea while serving his country), James Elgin Craig, Jimmy Craig, Russell Craig, Darrell Craig and Ronnie Craig; granddaughter, Khrystal Craig.
He is survived by his loving wife Katherine Oliver Craig of 59 years; daughter, Tammy Adams (Mike); son, Kenny Craig (Jennifer); grandsons, Brian Adams (Diana), Austin (Brittany) and Cody; Great Grandchildren, Michael, Isabella, Kassandra, Jonathan, Devin, Alex, Abby, Isabel, Adaline, and Cheyenne; brothers, Carlton, Roger, Ramey and Terry; sisters, Brenda and Janice along with many nieces and nephews.
George proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1956-1960. He retired as a truck driver after 30 years. He had many hobbies, such as, fishing, hunting, gardening, bowling and most importantly mowing grass. He had a beloved dog (Siberian Husky) named Echo that he enjoyed spoiling. Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM in the Chapel of Collins Funeral Home, 30 Riverside Drive, Bassett, VA with Reverend Lew Bennett officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Interment will immediately follow in the Mt. Hermon Brethren Church Cemetery.
To express online condolences, please visit www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com.
Pallbearers: Jerry Atkins, Todd Reyell, Tom Rogers, Ken Guilliams, Ernest Meeks and Randy Harris
- Visitation at Collins Funeral Home Friday, December 6, 2019
- Funeral Service at Collins Funeral Home Friday, December 6, 2019
George A. Craig
December 9, 2019
I want to thank you for many things. First and most of all for you allowing me to marry your daughter (the love of my life) 40 years ago. This allowed us to have a son together that we are proud of and he gave us 3 wonderful grandchildren that we also have made up proud. Even before then it was as if you took me into the family as another son. I will always cherish our many hunting and fishing trips with so many memories, our time over the years working on cars, cutting and splitting firewood, and working in the garden. Going to miss your advice on planting and working in the garden.
Being able to see you with your grandkids and great grandkids and the love they each had for you and watching your happiness spending time with each of them. There wasn’t anything you wouldn’t do for them. Going to miss hearing your updates on current events and politics. Knowing how much you loved your family and country. You will be missed so much by all of us. The entire neighborhood felt so much safer knowing you were there. So glad I was able to say goodbye to you.
You will be so missed, beloved husband, dad, father-in-law, papa to the grandkids and great grandkids, a dear friend and a great mentor I will never forget.
December 4, 2019
You will be forever in our hearts. You will be deeply missed. I know you’re an Angel watching down on us! Love & Hugs, Jennifer
December 3, 2019
Ever detail in my life revolved around you papa. I sat here today looking at your number in my phone, just hoping that if I called it you would answer. I miss you so much. I still cant belive your gone papa. I love you