Gene Craig, age 75, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at his home in Lindside, WV. Born April 1, 1947, in Wikel, WV, he was the son of the late Lewis E. and Ella M. Copeland Craig.
Gene worked as an operator at Celanese in Narrows, VA, and as a farmer. Also, he worked as an EMT with OH9 in Peterstown, WV, in the mid-1970s. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and later was a member of the American Legion Rowe Jones Post 145 and the VFW. Additionally, he was a member of the Rock Camp – Wikel Ruritan Club and the Peterstown John Dove Lodge #78 A.F. & A.M.
In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Amy King Craig; one sister, Bonnie Bradley; and brother-in-law, Elmer Galford. Survivors include three daughters, Robin Frazier (Timmy) of Union, WV, Cathy Arthur (Steven) of Ronceverte, WV, and Lori Ann Davis of Pearisburg, VA; four grandchildren, Samantha Evans, Emily Arthur, Brice Arthur, and Justin Davis; great grandchildren, Amelia Wiley, Lillyanne Wiley, and Arabella Evans; one sister, Katie Galford of Rock Camp, WV; one brother, Jimmy Craig of Wikel, WV; brother-in-law, Frank Bradley of Rock Camp, WV; special friends who were like family, Garland and Brenda White, and Sue Thomas; and his beloved pet, Harley.
Funeral services with military rites will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home Chapel in Peterstown, WV, with Pastor Gene Fullen officiating. Burial will follow at the John Comer Cemetery in Wikel, WV. Visitation will be from 11:00AM until time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Gene’s name to the Rowe Jones American Legion Post 145 (125 Thomas Street, Peterstown, WV 24963). Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com. Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.