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.
To Brian: We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. I remember Uncle Gary as being very kind to me growing up here in Lawrence years ago-he called me “Connie Boo Boo” like my Grandpa Craig did. God called him early in life to rest in peace with his loving parents.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
To Brian and the entire Craig family, we are saddened to hear the news of my Great Uncle Gary. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this time and the upcoming months. Just try to be comforted in knowing that he is at peace and celebrating the reunion with his parents and Great Uncle Bob. Much love from us all here in Texas- Marvin, Stephanie, Avery and Kira
We send our love and prayers to all our family and friends who knew and loved Gary. He will be remembered as a good man with a kind and gentle soul. When our kids were young and we would visit in Kansas, Gary always came to see us with Brian and the kids all played together! He was a proud Dad. We are sad to lose him but know his pain is now gone. Prayers and Love from Texas.
To the Family of Gary,
It is with regret that I’m sending this. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Gary. I vividly remember all the fond memories of all the cousins playing together at family gatherings and Gary always in the middle of it.
Please accept my sympathy for Gary’s passing. I believe he is in an even better place and he’s never gone as long as we keep the fond memories of him close to us. Our prayers are with his entire family.
Dear Barbara and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Gary. I’m praying that God will surround you with his love and fill you with his peace. If you need anything please feel free to call me. (785)832-2427.
Uncle Carl and Aunt Suzie, our thoughts and prayr are with you and the family in this time. We love and care about you!
Barbara and Family we want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
We were saddened to hear of the passing of your brother upon our return. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Wow… I JUST NOW found this out. I had no idea. Brian,I am said to hear this. I bet Eric does not know either. Gary was always ready to help with Cub Scout Pack 3071. I am sorry to hear of your loss… 🙁