Thomas M. Craig

06/08/1949 - 08/26/2023


Obituary For Thomas M. Craig

Thomas "Thom" M. Craig, 74, passed away August 26, 2023, at Mennonite Memorial Home.
Thomas was born June 8, 1949 in Lima to Paul and Helen (Corderman) Craig who preceded him in death. On June 20, 1970 he married Cheryl (Craven) Craig who survives.
Thom was a 1967 graduate of Bluffton High School. He was a member of the Lima Baptist Temple. He retired from Proctor and Gamble and was a life-long farmer. He was a proud Air Force Veteran, serving in South Korea. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion, the Buckeye Baptist Builders, and the Allen County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed farming, being outside, and building. He was proud that he built every building on their farm. He had a huge heart and was always giving to someone in need. He was extremely proud of his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Craig of Bluffton; four children, Pam Bell of Canton, MI, Angie (Mitch) Vitale of Fort Myers, FL, Ian Craig of Bluffton, and Erin Flores of Louisville, KY; five grandchildren, Colin Bell, Kendra Bell, Isabella Vitale, Teagan Vitale, and Eden Flores; one sister, Donna (Lonnie) Warren of Bluffton; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Lorna Goodman.
Services will be held Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 11:00 am at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services - Bluffton. Pastor Steve Renfrow to officiate the service. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to The PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) & CBD Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice.
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  • 08/31/2023

    I am So Sorry for Your loss , My Thoughts and Prayers go out to You and Your Family , RIP Thomas .

  • 08/30/2023

    I'm so sorry for Thom family❤️ Larry and I were friends with them in the 70's❣️ We will be praying for the family 🙏

  • 08/30/2023

    Dear Cheri, Our deepest sympathy for the loss of Tom. I will never forget when you came to my home in Bluffton one weekend to visit from No Manchester college and your blind date we set up for you and Tom! Next thing we know we are in your wedding and now what a beautiful family you and Tom have and what wonderful memories!! Our love and prayers are sent to you my dear friend! Love always, Karen Rodabaugh Varner Port Orange Fl

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