Graveside services for Gary Rogers Craig, 59, Lawrence will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2011 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. He died June 21, 2011 at his home.
He was born December 31, 1951 in Lawrence, KS the son of George M. & Vivian E. (Patchen) Craig.
He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1970.
He worked for Lawrence Paper Company for 30 years and later worked for Walmart for four years. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, and an AFLCIO Union Member. He was also a Boy Scout leader for Troop #52.
He married Laura Jane Stevenson in March 1979. The later divorced in November 2006.
Survivors include one son, Brian Andrew Craig, and wife, Melissa, Lawrence, KS; three grandchildren, Nolan, Dalton, and Sean; three brothers, Carl Craig, and wife, Suzie, Richard Craig, and wife, Sandy, all of Lawrence; Ron Craig, and wife, Helen, Mission, TX; two sisters, Shirley Craig, Topeka, KS, Barbara Bryans, and husband Dale, Topeka, KS; Sister-in-Law, Lois Craig, Manhattan, KS; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Margaret Jane Craig; and brother, George R. “Bob” Craig.
Family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday at the mortuary.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in his name to the American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.