Franklin (Frank) D. Craig, age 90 of Bellefontaine, is present with his Lord. He passed away September 9, 2023, at St. Rita’s Hospital, Lima, from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Thursday, September 7, 2023. He was surrounded by family reading scripture & singing songs of praise. Even minutes before his promotion to Heaven he woke up and sang with us “Great is Thy Faithfulness”.
Frank was born at home February 25, 1933 in Rushsylvania, Ohio, to the late Isaac & Roxie (Gordon) Craig. In 1955 he married D. June Likes of Redhaw, Ohio. They were married 54 yrs. Born to them was a son, Michael Craig of West Mansfield, Ohio and a daughter Kimi (Jeff) Ramsey of Bellefontaine, Ohio. He had 9 Grandchildren, Shawna (Donald) Horner, Jessica (Jeff) McCoy, Matthew (Mikayla) Ramsey, Jaime (Shawn) Holycross, Ty Ramsey (Lynnsey Ramsey) and Montana (Jeremy) Williams, Erica Craig, Amanda Craig and Morgan (Brad) Davis. 3 other children he loved as his own Kelli (Dave) Campbell, Jody Shire and Melinda (Paul) Kuntz & their families. He also had a large quiver of Great Grandchildren and Great- Great Grandkids, he adored them.
His only living sibling, a sister, Mary Fulton of Greer, South Carolina. Siblings Proceeding him in death, Brothers Sherman (Lu Ann) Craig & Paul (Judy) Craig, ½ brothers Leo (Virginia Cummings ) Craig, Robert (Lois) Reynolds, Stepbrothers George (Alice) Adelsberger & Leonard Jacobs.
Frank worshipped at & supported Harper Community Church. They were his family & they were such a blessing to him.
Frank was a US Navy Veteran, serving from 1950-1954, 1st at Quonset Point Naval Air Station in Rhode Island, aboard the USS Evansville PF.70, then the USS Gen Twinning DD 540, Served in Korea 1951-1952. It’s in the service that he learned the Electrical trade, which became his career. Once out of the service Frank
worked for Spurling McKitric, Garrett Brugler Electric, Ford Garage, Super Foods, AJ Miller Coach, Stagg Grille, Blinn Electric, Thompson Electric and then started his own business , Craig Electric & Refrigeration in 1980 – until the last couple years.
Frank loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren very much. He enjoyed his friends that he would meet up with at Burger King and stopping in at DJ Scrap to see Dane. He always wanted to talk about the Bible. He was always fixing something; I really don’t think there was anything he couldn’t fix. He loved meeting people, wanting everyone to know Jesus. For many years he would visit nursing homes here, weekly, witness, praying with residents & of course bringing them candy, they called him the “Candy Man”.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 1 p.m. at Harper Community Church, 3679 CR 25 North, Bellefontaine, Ohio. Pastor Ed Spragen will be sharing the good news of Jesus. This is a casual gathering, so if attending wear what you feel comfortable in. Please don’t worry about sending flowers or anything. If you knew Frank, he was a no fuss guy, what was most important was that you knew Jesus!