Paul Raymond Craig


Paul Raymond Craig, 79, of Huntsville, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Mary Rutan Hospital.

He was born in Rushsylvania on Dec. 18, 1934, to the late Isaac and Roxie Gordon Craig.

On June 20, 1954, he married the former Judith Byrd in Belle Center and she survives along with their children, Kenneth (Viola) Craig and Steven (Shelly) Craig, both of Bellefontaine, Thomas (Greg Bladecki) Craig of Columbus, Paula (Tom) Marker of Bellefontaine, Sondra (Jim) Conley of Kenton and Laura (John) Wilgus of Bellefontaine; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; his siblings, Mary Fulton of Spartanburg, S.C., and  Frank Craig of Belle Center; and a stepbrother, George Adelsberger.

Preceding him in death are his brothers, Sherman and Leo Craig and Robert Reynolds, one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Paul worked for Superior Coach in Lima and retired in 1996 from the Bellefontaine Street Department.

Pastor Cheryl Siegenthaler will officiate a 1 p.m. Tuesday service at Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine where friends may call two hours prior. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Emerald Alzheimer’s Unit at Green Hills, 6557 US Route 68 South, West Liberty, OH  43357.

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