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Saturday, November 10, 2012

PAA/DL Capt. David Carston Craig

~ IN MEMORY ~
USAF veteran, PAA/DL Capt. David Carston Craig
August 7, 1937 ~ November 4, 2012
 
Word has been received of the passing of decorated USAF veteran and PAA/DL retired pilot Captain David Carston Craig, age 75.  Captain Craig hired on with Pan Am 06-05-1967.
 
To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=David-Craig&lc=4546&pid=160892827&mid=5296317&locale=en-US  or
Captain Craig was preceded in death by his wife Beverly Joyce Hill Craig who passed on August 16, 2007. 
Captain Craig had most recently resided at 
5000 Shadow Path Ln SW , Lilburn  GA 30047-7701.

 

Obituaries:  

Capt. David C. CRAIG

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CRAIG, David Captain David Carston Craig, devoted husband, loving father and unconditional friend, was granted peace on November 4, 2012 after an extended battle with frontal lobe dementia. Born August 7, 1937, David enjoyed his childhood in Falmouth, KY and attended the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, USAF ROTC, and President of the Arnold Air Society. He graduated with honors and was commissioned in the U. S. Air Force in 1959. A decorated fighter pilot, David was awarded the Top Gun award for the 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron in 1966. After seven years of military service, David enjoyed flying for Pan American World Airways and Delta Air Lines for the remainder of his career. A true gentleman throughout his life, his loyal friendship, kind spirit, and warm sense of humor will be greatly missed. David was preceded in death by his loving wife, Beverly, and is survived by his daughter, Robin; sister, Sharon Tolliver; brother, Jonathan Craig; sister-in-law, Joyce Hill; and many adoring nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Snellville on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 2 pm. Interment, Eternal Hills Memory Gardens with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, November 11th, 3 pm - 6 pm at Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-972-3155.
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Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on November 9, 2012

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Beverly Craig

March 14, 1937 ~ August 16, 2007 

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Beverly Joyce Hill Craig, devoted wife, loving mother and unconditional friend, was granted peace on August 16, 2007 after an extended battle with breast cancer. Born March 14, 1937, Beverly enjoyed her childhood in Fulton, KY and her adult life in a number of locations in the U.S. and throughout the world as the wife of Captain David C. Craig, whom she married September 5, 1959. Mrs. Craig attended Southwestern University in Memphis, TN where she became a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She transferred to the University of Kentucky, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Vocal Performance in 1959. An active member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Beverly was a Lay Eucharist Minister and a member of the Daughters of the King. A beautiful and caring person throughout her life, she always put the need of others before her own. Her passion for living, her courageous spirit and unending love will be greatly missed. Beverly is survived by her husband, David her daughter, Robin; one niece, one nephew, two grand-nieces and two grand-nephews. Visitation will be held Saturday, August 18, 2007 at Eternal Hills Funeral Home in Snellville from 5 PM-8 PM. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Snellville on Sunday, August 19, 2007, at 2 PM.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on August 18, 2007

2 comments:

  1. PAA

    I would like to ad a fond thought to anyone reading this. I just saw the obituary in Airline Pilot... the only thing I read in it is the Obituaries. I had the opportunity to work with Dave for about 10 years. I will remember him fondly and it is true - he was a fine gentleman. I hope to spend more time getting to know him after I fly the last flight West. He was a fine man. God Bless.

    Captain Mark S. Pyle
    PAA

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  2. I was with David in the UKY ROTC unit in '58-'59. I was sure if he stayed in the military he would be a General based on his strength of character and intelligence. To me he was the real life version of what a man should be. David and Joyce were the perfect couple on campus. I can't say enough to celebrate their memories.

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