George William Craig Jr.

October 10, 1966August 23, 2018

GEORGE WILLIAM CRAIG, JR., age 51, passed away on August 23, 2018. George was born in Houston on October 10, 1966 and grew up in the Alief area. After graduating from Alief Elsik High School in 1985, he went on to attend The University of Tulsa on a football scholarship. While at TU, he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Upon graduation from The University of Tulsa with a degree in Criminal Justice, he returned to Houston where he achieved his dream of joining the Houston Police Department in January 1990. During Officer Craig’s career with the department, he was assigned to the Westside Division, Southwest Division and Narcotics Division. He retired as a Senior Officer in 2009. George is survived by his daughter, Hayley Joy Craig of Katy, his parents, George William Craig, Sr. and Joy Craig of Edmond, OK; his sister, Michelle Altdoerffer, her husband, Richard and two nephews of Edmond, OK; and his brother, B. Craig, his wife and two nieces of Houston. George will be remembered for his passion for law enforcement, love of cooking (especially bar-b-que!) and enthusiasm for a good story. Services for George will be held Friday, September 7, 2018 at 10:00 am at West Oaks Fellowship, 14440 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77082. Burial will immediately follow the service at Forest Park Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77077.


  • Funeral Service Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, September 7, 2018

George William Craig Jr.

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Nancy Bartosh

September 18, 2018

To the family George and Joy Craig Sr.
I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son. I saw the obituary in the HRPOA newsletter and knew immediately it was our long ago neighbor across the street on Riderwood. My son Jon Bartosh and your Craig had so many fun adventures on that street.
My deepest condolences,
Nancy Bartosh.

Barbara Skinner

September 11, 2018

To all the Craig family.......So sorry to hear of George’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now .We all remember him from his time at AYA and high school.He played ball with Rusty. We will continue to pray for you as you travel the road of grief.Our sincere condolences. The Skinner Family

Wendi Pena-Myers

September 10, 2018

I am at a loss for words....May you find strength & peace during this tough time. Deepest Sympathies Michelle & Family.

Joyce (Miller) Strong

September 8, 2018

George was my very first official date when I was 15. He came to pick me up and my dad told him to sit down and listen to HIS rules for dating his daughter. I never saw George so scared. We went to Larry’s Mexican Restaurant in Richmond and then he took me home and gave me a kiss on the cheek and said goodnight. He listened to my

My thoughts and prayers are with Bradley and his family and friends. I pray that God will comfort you in your time of need.

RIP George! 🙏🏽

Kim Turner Smaistrla

September 8, 2018

George always had a smile. I just remember seeing him in the halls with all the popular people but when he walked by me, he would smile. Kinda made a nobody feel important. He will be a person that will be missed by alot of people, but knowing where he is now, I am sure the people in heaven are smiling knowing that they got another angel. Rest in peace my smiley friend!

Linda Cruz Nolty

September 8, 2018

My sincerest condolences. I knew George in high school. Gracious, kind and caring- and he was just a kid! Praying for the family and friends. I’m so sorry for your loss. God Bless y’all.

Louis Oviedo

September 6, 2018

I first met George when he was a probationary police officer and assigned to me to be trained Westside Command Station. We immediately jelled and in time became very good friends and have been so since. He was a dedicated father and an extremely loyal friend that was always willing to talk during one's time of need. He loved life, law enforcement, family, friends and the outdoors. I will always cherish the memories of the great times we had on the streets together, going hunting together, and the times you joined us during some of our family parties. You are like a brother to me and I will always miss you, "Gone but not forgotten." God called back one of his protective angels and I rest well knowing you will always be there to watch my back. Rest in peace brother, you deserve it.

Sheree Higby

September 4, 2018

I’m so sorry to hear about George’s passing. I have such good memories of the great times and awesome food at Christmas and other family events at The Craig’s. Thank you George for alway’s making me feel like family! Thinking of all you with much love & prayers. Sheree Higby


September 4, 2018

Dear Brad,

I am so sorry for your lost. George was a good man, and in my heart I know he is in heaven with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Brad you will get through this as long as you lean on your Faith, Family, and Friends.

Roger Dickson

September 3, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with George's family during this difficult time. George was a good man and will deeply missed. It was an honor to have served with him. Please accept my sincere condolences and may God grant you strength in the days ahead.