Richard  Craig


Richard Craig, age 83, of Jasper, Mo., passed away Monday, March 11, 2019, following a recent decline in health.
He was born January 31, 1936, in the Twin Groves community, to Floyd and Gertrude (Ellison) Craig.
Richard was a farmer. He was a founding member of the Purcell, Mo. Fire Department, which is now Tri-Cities Fire Department. He was a founding member of the Jasper County Cattleman Association, was long-time member of the Missouri Cattleman Association. He coached youth baseball, enjoying playing softball and fishing. He attended New Beginnings Church.
He married Donna Garritson on May 23, 1954. She preceded him in death on March 1, 2013.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Floyd Craig Jr.
Richard is survived by two sons, Ron Craig and wife, Dawn, Carl Junction, Mo., Rick Craig and wife, Allison, Carl Junction; two daughters, Laurie Hensley, Alba, Mo., Susan Kean, Alba; one brother, Dale Craig; one sister-in-law, Linda Craig, Independence, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home, with Mike Moss and Anthony Sargent officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday 6 - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Those gentlemen honoring his life by serving as pallbearers are, Randy Craig, Andy Hensley, Adam Hensley, Josh Craig, Teddy Kean, Austin Craig, and Ross Craig.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home Webb City, Mo.
Published on March 14, 2019
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Barb Proctor
Mar 14, 2019
I'm so sorry about your Dad. He used to let me go get his used feed sacks out of the shed where he fed cattle so I could use the bags for floor covering when I raised dogs east of Alba. Very nice man.