Justin Shane Craig Sr.

Passed away on November 27, 2018
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Justin Shane Craig, Sr., 40 of Boiling Spring Lakes died suddenly on November 27, 2018 while on vacation in Naples, Florida.

Justin’s survivors include his mother Becky Costner of the home; his father, Don Craig of Naples, Florida; two dearly loved sons, Bishop Craig of Oak Island, North Carolina and Justin Craig, Jr. of Forest, Virginia; a daughter, Kailey Craig of Barstow, Oklahoma; his sister, Amber Craig of Leland, North Carolina; his much beloved nephew Dakotah Kiger of Leland, North Carolina; and his beautiful granddaughter Charleigh Craig of Oak Island, North Carolina.

His big Irish heart beat with love for all of his family.

The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00pm Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service in Southport.

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  • Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2018

Justin Shane Craig Sr.

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Shelly Behnken

December 12, 2018

I was always amazed by Justin. This mans body had gone through hell and back, but he still found the perseverance to get up each day and move forward. I once asked him how he did it. He did that double take look of his and leaned forward and said "For my kids, I have to show them that if I can do it, anyone can do it".

Justin had a big heart, and Im sure many people have already said as much but really, he did. No matter how much trouble he was going through, if you took a second and told him about someone in the neighborhood that was hurt, sick or whatever, you might see him swing by that persons house and do something nice without bringing attention to it, something as simple as taking the garbage can to the road. When we went through the hurricane this year, he would walk through all that rain to check on my mom and I, bring us ice water and let us know any news he may have heard. He watched over the house when we were relocated to a shelter do to our oxygen tanks. He was this neighborhoods guardian angel with scuffed wings - which only meant to me that he was a fighter and the kind you wanted on your side.

This place is going to feel a whole lot emptier without him walking up and down the road keeping an eye out.
Goodbye Justin, your job is done now, you can finally rest (and peek in on your kids now and then)

lavon gavins

December 8, 2018

I love you Justin you will never be gone from my heart my brother. We had wonderful times in our short time together on this earth. You are that one genuine person that most never have the pleasure to meet in there lifetime I am thankful for that. You always made me smile, I will miss our chess games/ wonderful life conversations.( One Love brother)

Dennis McNulty

December 6, 2018

Justin, I am saddened to hear that you have left us so suddenly and so young. I know you are still with us in so many ways. We shared many good times. Many good memories. Many good conversations and many good laughs. My younger days would not have been the same without you around.

To your children, they should should know that their father is a stand-up guy. Loyal to his friends and family. Always willing to help. And always took an interest in other’s well being. That is what makes Justin so influential. Being able to see outside of himself and offer value to others. These traits are rare and unique to Justin. Just a few of many that make him so definable and well liked.

All the best, Justin. I will see you again I’m sure. That big smile. And likely one of the first to greet me and help show the way.

Daniel Holloway

December 6, 2018

To my brother...
I love and miss you. We did it all my friend. You were the original "Cornflake." We even loved you when you had the long hippie hair! My brother, there were 4 of us that had the matching tattoos that we were too young to get. Now we're down to 2. I know you'll keep watch over us while you're reuniting with the rest of us that were too young to leave. Until we meet again bro, save me a place in heaven, and I'll keep you here with me. I love you brother.

Michelle Stolaruk

December 4, 2018

I have a many fond memories of my dear cousin Justin. Although there were some years between us, we still had fun each time we saw one another. I recall many family trips to Naples where I was able to spend time with Justin, Amber, Uncle Don and Aunt Becki. Going to the beach, the pool, and having dinners out. We also made some fun memories with the rest of the Craig Clan in Tawas, Michigan at Uncle Bob’s resort on Lake Huron. This is the place where boat rides, parasailing, shuffle board playing, sand castle building , pig roasts and, camp fires took place. We of course shared many memories at Grandma Craig’s lake house in Dexter, Michigan too. A place where all were welcome and the fun began at sun up and went beyond sun down. It’s safe to say this family loves the water and spending time with one another any chance we can! We will all certainly miss your physical presence, Justin. You left us too soon, but you most certainly won’t ever be forgotten! Rest in Paradise my sweet cousin. 💚

Jacob Lind

December 3, 2018

Justin and I didn’t know each other long and we didn’t meet in the greatest circumstances, but he is a man that played a big role in who I am today and I will never forget him. He taught me to be a Dad before a friend to my children and he taught me the two R’s, Respect and Responsibly. Be Respectful of yourself and to others, and have Responsibility for your actions. He was there for me when I felt alone and hopeless. He was a light in a dark world and I am blessed to have met him. The only thing I knew for sure about him was how much he loved his family, I admired him for it. May he rest in Paradise!

Pat Brinkley

December 2, 2018

Justin frequently sent messages to me through coworkers he saw that day. Then he would ask "Did you get my shoutout?" After his passing I received a shoutout in a mysterious way, and it touched my heart deeply. Rest in peace Justin. You will be missed.

Michele Jarvis

December 2, 2018

I first met Justin two years ago and we have been the best of friends that day forward. Justin was a very caring, non selfish person. He always had your best interest. We had many of my favorites is when I called him one morning and he proceeded to tell me about how a tree frog got into his room (after the hurricane) and he woke up with this frog sitting on his forehead...I shared with him the image I had in my head and we laughed so hard. David and I love you Justin, we miss you and it's very hard to think about not having you here in body anymore. As you would always say.. "One Love, Family...I love you guys" you would always say that before we parted at the end of the day. 💘