Hickory Funeral Home

1031 11Th Avenue Blvd Se, Hickory, NC


Glenn R. Craig

September 15, 1925September 21, 2019

Glenn Ruffin Craig, 94, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Abernathy Laurels.

He was born on September 15, 1925 to the late Forrest C. Craig and Lidia G. Wilson in Catawba County. Glenn was a United States Navy Veteran. He was very honored and proud to have served in the Navy Seabees, attached to the Marines 5th Division. Glenn’s proudest moment was fighting and training in the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Shuford Craig; 2 brothers; 3 sisters; 3 nephews; and 2 nieces.

Survivors include his son, Bob Craig and wife Becky of Newton; grandson, Rev. Rob Craig of Kings Mountain; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Hickory Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Rob Craig will be officiating the service. Burial with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post 544 will be held at Oakwood Cemetery following the service.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


  • St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital


  • VISITATION Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • BURIAL Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Glenn R. Craig

have a memory or condolence to add?

Ray Roberts

September 24, 2019

Rest in peace brother Seabee, and thank you for your service, may you have fair winds and following seas. We have the watch.