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Memorial services for John Wallace Craig, 92, of Owasso, were held Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Freedom Church in Owasso, OK. Associate Pastor Allen Richard officiated. Honorary casket bearers were Clint Davis, Phillip Johnson, Jr., Dave Cole, Craig Morse, Elijah Washington, and Karl Owens.
John was born October 25, 1924 in Cobb County, GA to John Mashburn and Vinita (King) Craig. He passed away October 9, 2017 in Owasso, OK.
John was a veteran of the U.S. Army, entering the service at Fort McPherson, Ga in 1943. He was awarded Private First Class in 1945 serving as a truck driver and rifleman. He also received the Combat Infantryman’s Badge in May of 1945, being discharged in January of 1946. John worked in various fields including, a feed and flour mill in Pierce City, MO in 1946, ABC Cage Co. in Baldwin Park, CA from 1949-1950, Craig’s Egg Ranch in San Dimas, CA from 1950-1972, Braden Steele Trucking in Tulsa, OK in 1973, Scott Hill in Bartlesville, OK in 1986 and Penske/Ryder from 2002-2015. He was a member of the Freedom Baptist Church of Owasso. John enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. His belief for everything was, “Tend to your own affairs…and pay for everything with cash. If you ain’t got the cash, you don’t need it!”
He is survived by his wife, Fern Craig; grandchildren, Craig Morse and wife Heather and Alicia Washington; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Morse, Rylie Morse, Colby Morse, Elijah Washington, Jalynn Washington, and Dasia Bowie; niece, Carol Morris; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mildred “Lynn” Morse, brothers, William “Buck” Craig and George Lewis Craig; sister, Inez (Ernest) Hembree; parents, John and Vinita Craig; and loyal and trusted friend, Clyde Buchanan.
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