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Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home & Cemetery

18000 Interstate 45 S, The Woodlands, TX

OBITUARY

Kenneth L. Craig

November 20, 1947November 19, 2019
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Ken went home to be with the Lord on 11/19/2019. He undoubtedly enjoyed an incredible birthday in paradise the next day with his father, Carney Craig, his mother, Louise Craig Tucker, and his son, Kenneth Paul Craig. Born on 11/20/1947 in Richmond, CA, Ken was a dedicated and loving father to Machel Craig and Nick Craig as well as the oldest sibling to three sisters, Jeannine, Carolyn, and Pam along with their brother Stanley.

A very kind and intelligent man, Ken shared his abundance of love with all of those around him. It was his greatest joy to attend kids and grandkids sporting events. In his spare time, he also enjoyed working on cars, finding creative solutions to repairs around the house, and watching Sci-Fi movies. He was also quick to lend a helping hand to a family member, friend, neighbor, or complete stranger. He headed to the University of Houston to get his business degree shortly after graduating from Morro Bay high school. It was at U of H where he met his wife and the mother of his children, Linda. They began a family with their first son, Paul, sadly passing just days before birth. Rising above their pain, they gathered their strength and raised two healthy children.

Following college, Ken entered the computer industry and led a host of innovations with Texas Instruments. His achievements included working on the first laptop in the 70’s and being part of some of the first touchscreen technologies in the 80’s. After leaving TI, he started his own computer business which he ran successfully for decades. The last few years of his life included working closely with his son to bring technology to seniors around the country.

He is survived by his daughter Machel Craig, son and daughter-in-law Nick and Jillian Craig, grandchildren Ian, Jaydon, Everett, Gwyny, and Lucas, sisters Jeannine, Carolyn, and Pam, brother and sister-in-law Stanley and Susan, and former wife Linda along with extended family and friends. In the words of so many that knew him well, his children and grandchildren were truly the light of his life.

Ken never met a dog he didn’t love. His family joked that he loved dogs more than people. All would agree that he absolutely loved the many dogs (and a couple cats) shared between he and his family – Tabby, Blackie, Cinnamon, Addison, Charlie, Princess, Jax and Sienna.

The family will hold a viewing on Friday December 6th from 4-6p at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, 18000 I-45 South, The Woodlands, and a service on Saturday December 7th at 2p at Forest Park The Woodlands. The family would appreciate any stories or memories you have of Ken be sent to nickkcraig@yahoo.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations in Ken Craig's honor to My Chi & Me Rescue. Checks can be made payable to My Chi & Me Rescue with "Ken Craig Memorial" in the memo line and sent to My Chi & Me Rescue, 25203 Auburn Terrace Drive Spring, TX 77389, or an online gift may be made via PayPal to mychiandmerescue@gmail.com. Please contact Jenny Moore at mychiandmerescue@gmail.com with any questions.

Services

6 December

Visitation

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home

18000 I-45 South
The Woodlands, Texas 77384

7 December

Funeral service with burial to follow

2:00 pm

Forest Park - The Woodlands Funeral Home and Cemetery

18000 Interstate 45 S
The Woodlands, TX 77384

Memories

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Jeremy King

December 2, 2019

Anytime I think of Ken I think back to our high school days. We would be hanging out in his living room discussing some hypothetical situation that we all really didn’t care about but refused to admit/concede our points. Ken would be in his chair listening to us and the look on his face so obviously amused but he wouldn’t take a side he would just smile and shake his head. Or the times he would shake his head as we pulled into his driveway truck after truck caked in mud to wash them clean in his driveway and instead of getting mad the next day he would pull in with his completely covered and say that’s how you do it boys. He was always a kind soul and a great listener he will always hold a special spot in my heart and will always be remembered and missed.

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Biography

Ken went home to be with the Lord on 11/19/2019. He undoubtedly enjoyed an incredible birthday in paradise the next day with his father, Carney Craig, his mother, Louise Craig Tucker, and his son, Kenneth Paul Craig. Born on 11/20/1947 in Richmond, CA, Ken was a dedicated and loving father to Machel Craig and Nick Craig as well as the oldest sibling to three sisters, Jeannine, Carolyn, and Pam along with their brother Stanley.

A very kind and intelligent man, Ken shared his abundance of love with all of those around him. It was his greatest joy to attend kids and grandkids sporting events. In his spare time, he also enjoyed working on cars, finding creative solutions to repairs around the house, and watching Sci-Fi movies. He was also quick to lend a helping hand to a family member, friend, neighbor, or complete stranger.

He headed to the University of Houston to get his business degree shortly after graduating from Morro Bay high school. It was at U of H where he met his wife and the mother of his children, Linda. They began a family with their first son, Paul, sadly passing just days before birth. Rising above their pain, they gathered their strength and raised two healthy children.

Following college, Ken entered the computer industry and led a host of innovations with Texas Instruments. His achievements included working on the first laptop in the 70’s and being part of some of the first touchscreen technologies in the 80’s. After leaving TI, he started his own computer business which he ran successfully for decades. The last few years of his life included working closely with his son to bring technology to seniors around the country.

He is survived by his daughter Machel Craig, son and daughter-in-law Nick and Jillian Craig, grandchildren Ian, Jaydon, Everett, Gwyny, and Lucas, sisters Jeannine, Carolyn, and Pam, brother and sister-in-law Stanley and Susan, and former wife Linda along with extended family and friends. In the words of so many that knew him well, his children and grandchildren were truly the light of his life.

Ken never met a dog he didn’t love. His family joked that he loved dogs more than people. All would agree that he absolutely loved the many dogs (and a couple cats) shared between he and his family – Tabby, Blackie, Cinnamon, Addison, Charlie, Princess, Jax and Sienna.

The family will hold a viewing on Friday December 6th from 4-6p at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, 18000 I-45 South, The Woodlands, and a service on Saturday December 7th at 2p at Forest Park The Woodlands. The family would appreciate any stories or memories you have of Ken be sent to nickkcraig@yahoo.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations in Ken Craig's honor to My Chi & Me Rescue. Checks can be made payable to My Chi & Me Rescue with "Ken Craig Memorial" in the memo line and sent to My Chi & Me Rescue, 25203 Auburn Terrace Drive Spring, TX 77389, or an online gift may be made via PayPal to mychiandmerescue@gmail.com. Please contact Jenny Moore at mychiandmerescue@gmail.com with any questions.