Gene Pitchford Craig, 80, of Faith entered heaven and saw his Savior on April 14, 2018.
Born December 1, 1937, in Jefferson, Georgia to the late Charlie and Myra Craig, Gene was one of sixteen children. In 1940, he moved to Rowan County where he attended school.
Gene became the owner of Craig's Upholstery in Faith which served the public thirty years.
A member of Bethel Baptist Church in Rockwell, Gene loved his Lord, family, church family, and friends. His favorite hobby was fishing.
Gene leaves behind his wife, Voncille Craig of fifty-eight years, his daughter Shirley Sauder (Harold) of Rockwell, his son Wesley Craig (Kimmie) of California, six grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and two sisters, Clara Jane Lewflew and Mary Donaldson.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents and thirteen siblings.
The family will receive friends at Powles Staton Funeral Home in Rockwell on Tuesday, April 24, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Bethel Baptist Church in Rockwell with Pastor John Houghton officiating. Burial will follow at Brookhill Memorial Gardens in Rockwell.
In lieu of flowers, memorials for Gene Craig may be made to the Bob and Carolyn Tucker Hospice House; 5005 Hospice Lane; Kannapolis, NC 28081.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Craig family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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