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50 North Pinch Road
Elkview, WV 25071
Phone: (304) 965-3331
Fax: 304-965-5238
Richard Craig

Richard Earl Craig

Saturday, March 10th, 1945 - Monday, November 9th, 2020
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Richard Earl Craig, 75, of Sissonville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.

He was preceded by his mother and father, Ruby Faye Craig and Raymond Earl Craig, siblings Franklin, Charles and Roger Craig and Faye Welch and four infant siblings.

Richard was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was a man of deep faith and he cherished his relationship with his Savior. A man of integrity and honor, he was trustworthy and reliable, and a rock of strength for his family. Richard enjoyed being outdoors and loved growing things. He had a kind heart and was always willing to help others, with no task too big to tackle. He was generous with his time, energy and resources, as well as the proceeds' of his garden. He loved his family with all that he was and would do anything for them, always putting others first.

He was retired from AEP after 33 years of service, and served his country in the United States Army. He was member of New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, Pinch . Richard was a 1965 graduate of Herbert Hoover High School.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Phyllis Jean "Jeannie" Craig and his children, Richard Chadwick "Chad" Craig, and Lesley Gail Craig, and his grandchildren, Grace Adelle Craig, Raegan Olivia Craig, and Jackson Howard Craig, as well as sisters, Rita Ellen Kittner of Texas, Ruth Naomi Gwinn of Clendenin, Rosalind Kay Drake of Cottageville, Regina Carol Hayes of Tennessee, and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be 3:00 Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 at Hafer Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Arbogast officiating. Burial will be at Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney with military graveside rites.

Visitation will be 1pm - 3pm Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to www.haferfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements are in the care of Hafer Funeral Home, 50 North Pinch Road, Elkview.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 13th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 13th, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Hafer Funeral Home
    Address
    50 North Pinch Road
    ELKVIEW, WV 25071
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  • Service

    Friday, November 13th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 13th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Hafer Funeral Home
    Address
    50 North Pinch Road
    ELKVIEW, WV 25071
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    Officiant
    Pastor Larry Arbogast
  • Interment

    Location
    Elk Hills Memorial Park
    Address
    4705 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Big Chimney , WV
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Ann Parsons

Posted at 04:14pm
Craig family: Sorry for your loss. Richard was a wonderful man. May you be comforted by the many memories.
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Jim Damron

Posted at 11:16am
I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Richard. So many memories of our days at Hoover. Dunno know all these years have passed. Thank the Lord he is resting in the arms of our Savior Jesus Christ now! Jeannie, praying for you and the family.
Hang in there. Isaiah 25:8 says, "He will swallow up death in victory, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces..."
God bless you all!
Jim Damron
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Don and Jean Balis and Family

Posted at 09:56am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you all.
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Evan & Rose Pettit

Posted at 07:13pm
Our deepest condolences to Jeannie and the whole Craig family. May God comfort you all during this time.

Larry Goff

Posted at 05:42pm
My condolences to Jeannie and Family. I worked with Richard for many years and rode to work with him for most of those years. He was a super guy and a really good friend. The world will be a sadder place without his smile and humor. Rest in Peace my friend.
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