Charles Bill "Bill" Crago

December 19, 1930October 25, 2013

Charles W. “Bill” Crago, 82 of Huntington passed away Friday evening October 25, 2013 at Heritage Pointe in Warren. Bill had served as a Police Officer for the City of Huntington for 28 years, the last 8 years he was Chief of Police under Mayor Ron Schenkel. He was a 1948 graduate of Huntington Township High school. He was a member of the Huntington Masonic Lodge. Bill served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 7 and the VFW Post 2689 in Huntington.

He was born on December 19, 1930 in Huntington a son of Laman and Esther (Shively) Crago.

He was united in marriage to Patricia A. Braden on March 16, 1952 in Huntington. She preceded him in death on September 29, 2004.

Survivors include a son: Thomas L. (Charlotte) Crago of Huntington and a daughter: Teresa (Jon) Jennings of Warren. A brother: Jim (Fondra) Crago of Markle and a sister: Carolyn “Sue” Jones of Fort Wayne. 11 grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 14 step great grandchildren and a Lady friend: Maro McBride of Huntington.

He was preceded in death by a daughter: Jean Cain; 2 brothers: Fred Crago and Bob Crago and 3 sisters: Dessie Paxton, Helen Chin and Dorothy Roberts.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel with Pastor Elzie Spencer officiating.

Interment will be at the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Huntington.

Memorial donations may be made out to the Huntington PAL Club in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.


  • Visitation Tuesday, October 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Charles Bill "Bill" Crago

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October 30, 2013

Tom sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great person.
Tim Welker

October 29, 2013

Tom, Teri and family my deepest sympathy to all of you. Uncle Bill was awesome in everything he did. I will always know him as uncle Bill.
Janet Keplinger Jones

Ed & Tina Asher

October 29, 2013

Sorry for your loss, will be praying for your family Tom

Karan Clark

October 28, 2013

I extend my deepest sympathy to each of you.

May the Lord comfort you in your loss.

Aunt Bonnie & Uncle Bud Mathias

October 28, 2013

Teri, Jon & Brad:
So very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Sincere condolences to your family at this time.

October 28, 2013

Tom and family sorry for your loss. Jim & Tena McElhaney

October 28, 2013

On behalf of the staff here at Myers we extend our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Bill. You are in our thoughts and prayers...

Anne-Don Malone

October 28, 2013

Bill will be missed, such a nice guy, and a Hgtn.Twp.Bearcat! God Bless his family! RIP friend!

Chris Terry

October 28, 2013

I'm so glad I had a chance to see Bill on September 29th when we were in Indiana. And hard to believe how many years it's been since the "old days" at HPD in the late '60s, early '70s. My heart and prayers are with the family.

Becky Kemp Holmes

October 28, 2013

I am so sorry to here about Bill such a nice man, he will be missed.