Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

November 13, 2012

Jerry Craig

GREENVILLE — Jerry S. Craig, 67, of Greenville passed away Saturday, Nov.10, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.  

    A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Greenville First Christian Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Bond County Hospice or The Greenville First Christian Church. Online condolences may be made at www.youngfh.net.

    Jerry was born Aug. 24, 1945, in Terre Haute, Ind.,  the son of Harold T. and Eleanor P. (Wells) Craig. He graduated from Taylorville High School in 1963. He followed his father’s footsteps and drove a semi truck for 20 years. In 1988, Jerry and his wife Pam, made Greenville their home and Jerry began a 26-year career with Mercer Transportation of Louisville, Ky., as regional manager.

    Jerry leaves behind his wife of 26 years, Pam (Babbitt) Craig; mother, Ellie of Marshall; children, Jeannie Spivey and husband Tony of Charleston, Jerry S. Craig II and wife, Eve, of Springfield, Mo., John D. Craig and wife, Beth, of Chandler, Ariz., Mike Donaldson and wife, Kelly, of Chatham, Stephanie Birch and husband, Jeff, of Naperville; 14 grandchildren, Mick Spivey, Lauren, David, Emily, Katie and Molly Craig, Ellie and Joey Craig, Tyler Donaldson, Brooke Goeckner and fiance, Tyler Siddens, Zach Morrison and Connor, Caleb and Chloe Birch; brother, Jack W. Craig and wife, Debby, of Marshall; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Jerry was preceded in death by his father and granddaughters, Rachel and Caitlin Craig.

    Jerry was loved by all and will be sorely missed by his family, many friends and his beloved dog, Willie.

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