Lloyd Sylvia "Buck" Craig, age 88, of Clayton. Ga. passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at his home surrounded by family and friends. Buck was born December 4, 1931 in Rabun County and was the son of the late Ina Cleo Holcomb Craig and Virgil Columbus Craig of the Bridge Creek Community.
He was a veteran of the United States Army of the Korean Conflict and was stationed in Alaska. He loved the outdoors and spent his free time hunting, fishing and camping. He was a carpenter and a member of Battle Branch Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Ina Craig, by five brothers, L.E. Craig, Wilford Craig, Jess Craig, James Craig and George Craig and by five sisters, Gladys Craig, Myrtle Caudell, Nora Bingham, Ive Lee and Evelyn Alley.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Gipson Craig of the home, a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Lawanda Craig of Clayton, Ga., a brother, Jack Craig of Otto, N.C., sisters, Leo Smiley of Bryson City, N.C. and Ruth Parker of Loganville, Ga. Two granddaughters, Jessica Welch (Andrew) and Jan Bader (Kyle), two grandsons, Will Craig and Garrett Craig and three great grandchildren, Brendalyn Welch, Jake Bader and Brooklyn Bader, also survive.
The body was at Hunter Funeral Home where the family received friends at the Eastside Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from noon until 1 p.m. (the funeral hour).
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Eastside Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. Madison McCrackin, Rev. Jewell Gaines, and Jack Craig officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Grove Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the Pruitt Hospice Nursing Staff for their compassion and care for Buck during his illness and family, friends and community for the prayers, calls and food during this time.
The family is at the home on Craig Drive off Warwoman Rd. in Clayton, Ga.