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Richard Arden Craig, 69, of Randolph County, passed away on Monday, September 14, at home in Mobile, Alabama, with his wife and son at his side.
Richard was born in Winchester, Indiana on May 17, 1951, the son of Roy Arden and Naomi Jane Shook Craig, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a 1969 graduate of Randolph Southern High School. He was united in marriage to the former Sally Anne Mikesell on June 5, 1971. Their 49-year union was blessed with two sons.
Richard served in the US Air Force for eight years. He worked in the security business, including over 20 years with Mosler Safe Company. He was an active Dad, serving as a Little League baseball coach as well as a scout leader. He also enjoyed riding motorcycles when time and health permitted. He maintained his membership with the First Church of Christ in Lynn.
Richard will be missed by his loving wife, Sally; sons, Daniel Craig, of Alabama, and David Craig & his wife, Kimberly, of California; grandchildren, Matthew Craig and Chloe Craig; sister, Pat Woodson, of Alabama; niece, Christi Long & her husband, Mike; great-nieces, Sarah Long Wright & husband, Jason, Allie Long and Emilee Long.
In addition to his parents. Richard was preceded in death by nephew, Randy Kegley, and brother-in-law, Don Woodson.
Richard’s life will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 5 at the First Church of Christ, 206 West Church Street, Lynn, IN 47355. Military rites will be delivered by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Charitable contributions in Richard’s memory are encouraged for First Church of Christ, 206 West Church Street, Lynn, IN 47355.
Rich was a man of great wisdom and knowledge and a great friend. Rich was always there for me when I needed to know how to get it done. I will miss you my friend and I am sure I will see you again in heaven. I am praying for your family and you will truly be missed.
Tony Isbell Oct 8 2020 12:00 AM
Rich was always a gem and a gentleman to work with and be around!
Pete Devlin Sep 26 2020 12:00 AM
Sally and Family,
It was a honor to have had the opportunity to work with Rich over the past few years. Shortly after being introduced to him, it was easy to see how much he was loved and respected by so many friends and colleagues. He always had time for others and was always willing to help, our team will not be the same without his presence.
Wishing you peace to bring comfort and courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of your husband, father and grandfather to forever hold in your heart.
Jenna Williams Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM
Rich was such a joy to work with. HIs humility, knowledge and wisdom made him a joy to be around. He taught me so much and always had a smile. You will be truly missed Sir. Prayers to the entire family.
dewadrick baldwin Sep 24 2020 12:00 AM
I have only worked with Rich for a few years. He was great person and always willing to help me whenever I needed it. My condolences to his family. He will be missed.
Sandy Michaels Sep 22 2020 12:00 AM
Will miss you on Earth but will catch up with you in Haven!!! No CND's. OK!!!
Dennis Miller Sep 21 2020 12:00 AM
Sally, I am sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I remember him from high school when I drove him, Joe Kolp and Joe Hurry to bowling in Winchester. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Karen Weiser Sep 20 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry for Richard's family. Love his wife Sally as we lived close growing up and I knew Richard and he was a fabulous man and was so happy when they got married. Loved them both and prayed so hard for both the whole time he was sick and kept in touch with Sally. Love her much as she's a special friend. I cant wait to see her! God bless You Sally!!!!! Love, Vonda
Vonda Fisher Sep 20 2020 12:00 AM
We never know why people enter our lives but I was fortunate to call Rich a friend for 25 years. I also had the pleasure of working with Rich for 25 years. He will be in my thoughts always.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Fathers hand.
Brian Sep 19 2020 12:00 AM
What can you learn from a teacher? Surely practical things like how to twist the correct wires together without shorting out an entire building or electrocuting yourself. The most practical way to install a multi-million dollar security system. How to build a campfire or ride a motorcycle. But, teaching patients, respect, and accountability is much harder. Rich taught me all of these things. Rich taught me to take a step back, listen, and learn before figuratively jumping off the cliff. I will always hear his voice in my head saying, "Now hold on, before you do that let's think about it." I will miss you my friend and will never forget your lessons. Your memory will live on in those who knew you.
Jude Sep 17 2020 12:00 AM