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James Dennis Craig Sr.

1938 ~ 2021 (age 83)


James Dennis Craig Sr., age 83, of Pinnacle, NC, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Novant Medical Health Center in Winston-Salem.  He was born in Stokes County to Walter Richard and Sadie Craddock Craig.  He was self-employed as an electrician. JD enjoyed fishing and racing.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Bonnie Craig; a daughter Jan Craig, a step-daughter Shannon (Chris) Norris; three brothers, Richard (Vickie) Craig, Billy Craig, and Junior Craig; a sister, Pat Hosey; five grandchildren, Jacob Craig, Christopher (Candy) Craig, Jewel (Justin) Craig, Kiztal (Jack) Vernon,  Brooke Gibson; and one step-granddaughter  Kira Norris; ten great-grandchildren, Jaryd Galloway, Dezmond Galloway, Gabe Ingold, Joylin Craig, Payton Craig, McKynna Craig, Cyonnah Tanon, Tyler Vernon (Krystal Wilson), Eli Vernon, and Leah Vernon; one great-great grandchild, Allison Vernon.

James was preceded in death by his parents; a son, James “Jamie” Craig; a stepson, Shane Hensley;and a sister, Faithie Willard.

A memorial service will be held at Cox-Needham Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 2:00 pm.

The family requests that all in attendance please wear a mask and social distance. 

Cox- Needham Funeral Home is respectfully serving the Craig family. 

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Memorial Service
September 18, 2021

2:00 PM
Cox-Needham Funeral Home
822 West Main Street
Pilot Mountain, NC 27041

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