OBITUARY

Robert Craig Jr.

April 25, 1937January 1, 2012

Craig, Robert L, 74 of Lighthouse Point, Florida passed away on January 1, 2012. He was born in 1937 in Flint, Michigan and moved to Florida in 1947. He graduated from Pompano Beach High School and attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida on a four year golf scholarship. Golf was his passion and he was taught by the famed Tommy Armour. Bob appeared on the cover of Tommy Armour’s book “How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time”. He was also the head golf professional at the Deerfield Country Club. He and his family owned and operated Deerfield Furniture Company in Deerfield Beach, Florida from 1947 to 1975. Bob was also President of the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce from 1970-1971. For the last 35 years he has been a sales rep in the home furnishings industry.

Bob lived a great life. He loved to travel, football, and especially playing golf. He truly enjoyed each and every day.

He was a wonderful husband, brother, father, father-in-law grandfather and friend to all that knew him. He will be missed forever.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Sherry Craig, his brother, Tom Craig of Pompano Beach, Florida; Five daughters, Carrie David [Tom] of Pineville, Louisiana, Candice Miller [Jeff] of Monrovia, California, Crystal Craig Larsen of Lighthouse Point, Florida, Catherine David [Paul] of Mobile, Alabama and Casey Thume [Patrick] of Jupiter, Florida and his ten grandchildren Zachary, Mitchell, Henry, Robert, Athena, Holly, Jimmie Rose, Cheney, Bowen and Riley.

Services will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn, 200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, Florida.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, January 8, 2012
REMEMBERING

Robert Craig Jr.

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Andrew Brehm

January 25, 2012

Sherry (and family): I just learned of Bobs passing and I am heart broken...truly, truly heart broken. As you know I looked up to Bob and held him in the highest regard. He taught me a lot about the industry and taught me how to be a better manager and man...and for this I will be forever greatful to have known him, and be able to call him my friend. I hope you get this as I do not know how to get in touch with you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the whole family, Please know that the world is a better place because of Bob, and his legacy of an ever positive attitude, passion for life, his love for you and his family and the leadership will he presented will carry on within all of those he touched.

Ed & Nancy Weingarden

January 8, 2012

From the time you met him, he had a big smile and said, "Hi Partner" and ended every conversation with,Say hello to your lovely bride." Thanks for the great friendship. Words can't decribe how much we will miss him. Our deepest condolences.

January 8, 2012

To all of Bob's loved family members I wish to express my deepest regrets. What a lucky guy he was. His obituary listed 18 names in his extended family starting with Sherry, his children and grandchildren. With each and every one of you loving him he was enriched in so many wsys. Truly, today is a sad day but in time each and every one of your thoughts of Bob will warm you with memories. May his memory be eternal. With my love, Steve Stavron.

Maria Ellis

January 8, 2012

Although I did not have the honor to meet your Dad, i know he was an outstanding man for he raised a beautiful, loving family with amazing qualities.
Our deepest condolences. Much love,
Dan, Maria, Jared, Alec & Gina

January 7, 2012

I am sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He, Kimball Conrad and my brother, Dowell were the beach kids in Deerfield in the early 50's. We were the same age, but he was a grade ahead me in school.

Spencer Bates, La Quinta, CA

Keith Carney

January 7, 2012

We are deeply saddened by your loss. Bob was such a cool guy to hang out with and he will be sorely missed. One of the classiest gentleman you'll ever meet. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Keith and Nicole Carney

January 6, 2012

Sherry, Tom & Family,
So sad to hear of your loss. Nicole & I have fond memories of Bob who always treated us like family.
God bless you & your family in this time of sorrow.
Sam & Nicole (Raleigh, NC)

Brian Denault

January 6, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that I'm thinking of you and sending warm thoughts and love.

Renee DeDi-Savarese

January 5, 2012

Jim Cooper

January 5, 2012

Sherry and Bob's daughers and family. I went to Rollins with Bob and even though he was on the golf team and I on the basebal team he was considerate enough to play with me a few times. Probably one of the greatest "southern gentlemen" ever. I will miss him and my prayers are with the entire family.
Jim Cooper