Thursday, August 5, 2010

Donald Lee Craig, 80, of Cassville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.

He was born in the Mineral Springs Community on July 9, 1930, the son of Lloyd E. and Effie R. (Woods) Craig. On May 1, 1953, in Cassville, he was united in marriage to Dona Colleen Craft, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two sons, Donnie and his wife, Judy, of Wheaton, and Jerry and his wife, Carol, of Cassville; two daughters, Patricia Mounce, and her husband, Paul, of Cassville, and Brenda Boxley and her husband, Ray, of Washburn; one brother, Bill R. Craig, of Cassville; two sisters, Wilma Saunders, and her husband, Charles, of Cassville, and Loretta Pugh and her husband, LeRoy, of Monett; 12 grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Charles Craig, and one granddaughter.

He grew up in the Mineral Springs Community and graduated from Cassville High School. He was a foreman at Forest Products in Cassville. After working 35 years, he retired to enjoy life on the farm and raise cattle. He was a member of the Barry County Fox Hunting Association and Barry and Lawrence County Coon Hunting Association. He was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Carroll Williamson conducted the services. Burial was at Mineral Springs Cemetery, Cassville.

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