August 17, 2013
35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 9/7/2013 10:00:00
35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 9/7/2013 11:00:00
Harold B. Craig, of Riverside, California, born June 9, 1931 went to his heavenly fathers house on August 17, 2013. Son of Fred Lee and Ida Myrtle (Lewis) Craig of Mena, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Joyce Craig, two sisters, Sandy (Ralph) Clark, Hazard, Kentucky, Norma Meuser (Hot Springs, Arkansas) sons Jeff Wince (Donn) of Mancos, Colorado, Jason Craig (Kim) of Rancho Cucamonga. Grand children Janine (Ivan) Thomas- Maryland, Jonathan Wince-Arizona, James, Luke, Matthew, John Craig-California, one great-granddaughter, 29 nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a younger and older brother and grand son Justin Wince.
A long time resident of Upland, California where he and his wife raised their two children, and was currently residing in Hemet, California when he passed away.
Harold was a loving husband, father, grand father and great-grand father. He took great pride in his family and cared deeply for them. He was a current long-time member and Past president of the Hemet California and Plymouth Ohio Lions Clubs, Past Exalted Ruler of the Hemet Elks Lodge, Councilman for the township of Plymouth, Ohio. Harold was steadfast in his Christian faith, a current member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Hemet, California, former member of First Lutheran Church, Ontario, California and a founding member of Cross and Crown Lutheran Church of Rancho Cucamonga, California. He took an active role in everything that he was involved in.
He retired from General Telephone Company after a 31 year engineering management career. In his retirement he along with some other retired friends from GTE formed an Engineering firm in Covina, California and he and his wife started Hal-Joy Ceramics company in San Jacinto, California. His interests included music, wood working, painting, public service, keeping up with his grand children. He enjoyed traveling between California and Ohio visiting friends and family along the way.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio on Saturday, September 7, 2013 with calling hours from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM followed by a service at 11:00 AM with Reverend Blanche Tyree officiating. A dinner will follow at the First Lutheran Church in Plymouth.
In memory of Harold Craig please donate your glasses to your nearest Lions Club collection location, your time to a charitable cause in your city and a bicycle to a child that needs one.
Please know the Holy spirit is with you to comfort you. Harold’s compassion for God, country and his fellow man was a driving force and he leaves a void that can’t be filled. You will be in our hearts and prayers during these difficult times.
Harold was a pleasure to work with at the village. He put his heart into everything he did and was always there to lend a helping hand. The world has lost a great man and he will be sadly missed. My condolences to the family.