Craig Thomas Peery

February 26, 1974July 25, 2018

Craig Thomas Peery, 44, of Lynchburg, passed away July 25, 2018 at Lynchburg General Hospital, surrounded by his family. Born February 26, 1974, he was the beloved son of Bert and Linda Peery of Lynchburg. He was the grandson of the late Ollie and Caroline Freeman. Craig was very creative and often presented his family with unique gifts he designed and made, many of which represented his trust in God. He was an avid guitarist and enjoyed outdoor activities, especially riding his motorcycle. Craig was an employee of United Parcel Service for over 25 years. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Dennis Peery (Anu) of Great Falls, and sisters Sharon Taylor (Rodney) of Madison and Crystal Reynolds (Robert) of Forest. Also left to cherish his memory are nieces and nephews Brittany Tyree, Wyatt Taylor, Ethan Taylor, Cole Taylor, Claire Reynolds, Maya Peery, Dilan Peery, and Caroline Reynolds. Craig also leaves behind many other family members and close friends. A celebration of Craig’s life will be held August 11, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Whitten Timberlake Chapel officiated by Pastor Lonni Wickard. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Lynchburg Humane Society. The family would like to thank the Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Lynchburg General Hospital for the care Craig was given. Whitten Funeral Home & Cremations service, Timberlake Chapel is serving the family


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 11, 2018

Craig Thomas Peery

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robynne garrard

August 11, 2018

I worked nights for Fedex and would see him every time we both picked up from Bausch & Lomb. We would get there about the same time and leave the same etc, making the drive sometimes to Roanoke afterwards. One behind another. He was great at his job. I'll miss him.

Pamela Harris

August 9, 2018


You were so loved. Your love for your Grandparents was remarkable. Your passion for music was breath taking. Your older cousin protection was highly favored. Thank you for coming to my games.

You left just a tad too soon for us, but I guess Grandpa needed you to help tune up them instruments for our homecoming in the Heavens. Some sweet day, we will all fly away!

My love to your mom and dad along with Dennis, Sharon, and Crystal (and family).

We will remember you along with Granddaddy and Grandma every Thanksgiving as my family still sings and plays the guitar.

The most important thing you did hear on earth was believe in God our father...for we are only here a short time, but in the Heavens we will all be together for eternity.

Your cousin (that one you made all your friends off limits too)

Donna Waterman

August 8, 2018

I talked to Craig almost every night, I work at Bausch&Lomb and he picked up for UPS. We were shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. Craig was a unique person, we had a lot of discussions about life past and present. Our prayers are with his family and hope knowing that he will be greatly missed will bring them some comfort. His Bausch&Lomb friends especially me and Janet will miss him.

Jeff Brooks

August 4, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of Craig's passing. I feel honored to have been able to spend some time with Craig a few months ago, after not seeing him for more than 20 years. I will remember that evening whenever I think of Craig and the entire Peery family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Paul Harvey

August 3, 2018

I am sorry to hear of Craig's passing. Please know that I am thinking of you, and hoping that peace and comfort find you soon.

Paul Harvey and Family

Jackie Carr

August 2, 2018

So sorry to hear the news. Sending prayers of comfort for his family and all that loved him.

Carmen Thompson

August 1, 2018

Craig was a fellow classmate at Rustburg high school. He was a kind and sweet guy. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Wayne Walden

August 1, 2018

Keeping you and family in our thoughts and Prayers. Wayne Wakden Jr. & Family