OBITUARY

William B. Craig Jr.

June 16, 1930June 2, 2021

On June 2, 2021, William B. Craig, Jr. was welcomed into Heaven by His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and reunited with his childhood sweetheart and beloved wife, Martha Jean Parks Craig. Bill was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 16, 1930 to William B. Craig, Sr. and Alberta Sellars Craig. Bill graduated from Little Rock High School in 1948 and attended two years of college. He played organized baseball as a young man culminating with playing third base for the 1947 Little Rock Doughboys in the Little World Series in Los Angeles, CA. Bill loved the Lord and served faithfully his whole adult life as a deacon, Sunday school teacher (for 50 years) and greeter at Baptist Tabernacle, now Parkway Place Church. He loved his family and his friends and met everyone with a smile and a strong handshake.

Bill is predeceased by his parents, his wife, Martha and grandson Jordan Dalrymple. He is survived by his sister, Carol Craig Hollingsworth of Kingwood, Tx; daughter, Allison Dalrymple (Steve) of White Hall, Ar.; his two sons, Michael Craig of Little Rock, Ar and Bill Craig (Judy) of Little Rock, Ar; his grandchildren, Alex Dalrymple (Louise) of Nashville, TN; Hannah Craig of Southhaven, MS; Jason Craig (Tara) of Tulsa, OK and Catherine McDonnough (Adam) of Lowell, AR; and four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Graveside services will be held at Pinecrest Memorial Park on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 10 am

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arkansas Baptist Children's Home or Parkway Place Baptist Church

  • DONATIONS

  • Park Place Baptist Church
  • Arkansas Baptist Children's Home

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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Dawne Carroll

June 7, 2021

Such wonderful, wonderful memories of the Craigs & Millers & Joyners all together! I know Bill is enjoying his eternal reward, but will be missed by so many. Praying for all of you Craigs. ❤️

Kathleen Hogue Sumbles

June 7, 2021

He always had a smile and a hug. Uncle Bill made everyone feel that they were special. Loved us all. I know he will be missed.

Jim Hardwick

June 7, 2021

To the relatives of Bill,

The Earth is a poorer place for the departure of Bill, I need not pray for Bill as he is being welcomed by his Savior, angels, and all the Christians already in Heaven. I know he is smiling at this moment. However, I do pray for each of you as well as all of Bill’s friends here on Earth. We rejoice with him and yet are sad and will miss him dearly. I pray especially for all those of you that never got the chance to really interact with him and pray that the LORD will bless you via someone in your life to the degree that the LORD blessed me by his mentorship and by him being my friend!

Jim

for Arlene and Jim Hardwick

Pam Montgomery

June 7, 2021

Bill was an honorable man to the end. To the family, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. He truly was a good man.

Janet Williams

June 6, 2021

Prayers for your family as you celebrate his wonderful legacy!

Wilma Diffie

June 6, 2021

I’m sorry to say I never met any of Bills family but I feel like I knew all of you from hearing about you thru the friendship of Bill and my husband, Dale Diffie, a long ,long friendship from growing up days.
I am sorry to see Bill has died but he had a long and I hope good life.
Dale passed away on July 29:2018;at the age of 87. The last few years he lived he would occasionally drop by Bills house for a visit so we kept up somewhat. I called and talked to Bill when Dale died. I remember he was having back problems. Dale had much trouble with his back too.
I guess they were pretty good baseball players! I’ve heard a lot about those days!
God Bless you all. Wilma Diffie

Hunter Hollingsworth

June 3, 2021

Home with Jesus!
He always told me “Dynamite comes in a small package “ when I was the little one.

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