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Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Cremation and Memory Gardens

3594 Stone Mountain Highway, Snellville, GA

OBITUARY

David Craig

August 7, 1937November 4, 2012

Captain David Carston Craig, devoted husband, loving father and unconditional friend, was granted peace on November 4, 2012 after an extended battle with frontal lobe dementia. Born August 7, 1937, David enjoyed his childhood in Falmouth, KY and attended the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, USAF ROTC, and President of the Arnold Air Society. He graduated with honors and was commissioned in the U. S. Air Force in 1959. A decorated fighter pilot, David was awarded the Top Gun award for the 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron in 1966. After seven years of military service, David enjoyed flying for Pan American World Airways and Delta Air Lines for the remainder of his career. A true gentleman throughout his life, his loyal friendship, kind spirit, and warm sense of humor will be greatly missed. David was preceded in death by his loving wife, Beverly, and is survived by his daughter, Robin; sister, Sharon Tolliver; brother, Jonathan Craig; sister-in-law, Joyce Hill; and many adoring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Snellville on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2 pm. Interment, Eternal Hills Memory Gardens with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in David's honor to Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center - http://med.emory.edu/adrc/about_adrc/donate.html. Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, November 11th, 3 pm - 6 pm at Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-972-3155.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 11, 2012

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 12, 2012

Memories

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GAIL THOMAS LYNN

April 18, 2013

TO: SHERON TOLLIVER/ ROBIN CRAIG:
SHERON: I JUST DISCOVERED ON INTERNET OF DAVID'S DEATH OF NOV. 2012. I WAS SHOCKED! I AM SO SORRY AND SEND MY BLESSINGS AND REGRETS AND SYMPATHY TO YOU AND ROBIN. I HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT YOU, SHERON, SO OFTEN OVER THE YEARS. TRIED SEVERAL TIMES TO SEE IF YOU OR ROBIN WAS ON FACEBOOK TO NO AVAIL. FELT LIKE YOU WERE STILL IN LEXINGTON. I WOULD BE THRILLED IF YOU WOULD EMAIL ME AND LET ME KNOW HOW ALL HAS BEEN IN YOUR LIFE. I DO SO REMEMBER VICTORIA! JUST A BABY THEN. I HOPE THAT YOU REMEMBER ME. DATED DAVID AT UK AND REMEMBER HIM AS A GREAT FELLOW.... MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS: GAILLYNN@BELLSOUTH.NET I AM ALSO ON FACEBOOK AS : GAIL THOMAS LYNN. YOU WILL REMEMBER ME AS GAIL THOMAS / UK./ 57' -58'
PLEASE DO CONTACT ME AND ROBIN ALSO. I SEE THAT NEITHER OF YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK. LIFE IS GOING BY WAY TO FAST....... BUT I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR FRIENDSHIP AT UK AND OUR SHARING TIMES TOGETHER..... WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW? I'LL KEEP IN TOUCH AND PRAY THAT YOU RECEIVE THIS MESSAGE. AGAIN, SO VERY, VERY SORRY ABOUT DAVID. HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND. LOVE YOU DEARLY, ALWAYS HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL WITH FONDNESS. GAIL THOMAS LYNN APRIL 18, 2013

William Bushman

November 28, 2012

Dave was a friend and fellow pilot training mate of mine. We were separated at graduation and followed our individual USAF careers in different commands. Regardless, we were dedicated to our country and served it well for many years. May Dave find eternal peace now that he has made his final full-stop landing. Sincerely, William J. Bushman, LtCol/Ret USAF

Robert Tysver

November 12, 2012

Robin - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Deepest Sympathies,

~ Tysver Family

Suzanne Christensen

November 10, 2012

Dear Robin, On behalf of my entire family I want to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have known your father for many many years. He was an incredible person in so many ways. In particular, I wanted to share what my sister Nancy wrote to me upon hearing about your father's passing....."I will always remember him as a true gentleman and my 'Rhett Butler' daddy. He was a big influence for me in high school." He will truly be missed.

We love you and hope that you find comfort in the company of your family and friends.

Al Charlevois

November 10, 2012

Dear Robin,
We've never met but I had the pleasure of flying with your dad many times at Pan Am. He was an excellent pilot and instructor whose warmth and integrity were greatly appreciated. You have our deepest sympathy.
Al and Britt Charlevois

Carl Marsh

November 9, 2012

Robin, thoughts and prayers out to you and yours during this time of loss. Peace be upon you, my friend!

Cindy

November 9, 2012

Robin,
May God Bless you and hold you as you go through this time of loss. Keep your head up and smile as you recall the wonderful memories you have - those will never leave you.
Warm regards, Cindy

Matthew Roberts

November 9, 2012

Love, Matthew, Tatiana & Giancarlo.

Amanda Wagner

November 9, 2012

Love Mandy, Cole, Madison & Hannah.

Amanda Wagner

November 9, 2012

Robin, much love to you from me, Cole, Madison & Hannah. I loved Uncle David dearly & have so many great memories. Anyone who knew him was better for it. ~Mandy

FROM THE FAMILY