John Keith Craig, 90, of Cleveland, Tn., died on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
Mr. Craig was born December 2, 1921 on the family farm just east of Thorntown, Ind. His parents were John Carl and Ollie Edith (McKenzie) Craig.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Jennie Hester Ginn (Kenneth); and his brother, Kemper M. Craig (Mary).
Mr. Craig served in the Pacific in WWII with the 16th Signal Army Battalion. He was awarded campaign ribbons for landings at Leyte, Luzon and New Guinea. He returned to Indiana following his service and began farming and raising livestock on the family farm, which he continued to do for over 50 years. He was also a heavy equipment operator. On August 27, 1949, he wed Iris Jane Redman. She preceded him in death in 1990.
Mr. Craig is survived by his daughter, Pamela Elaine Pickering (Mark) of Cleveland; son, Kenneth David Craig of Thorntown; and daughter, Debra Jane Rodriguez (Glenn) of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren, John Andrew Pickering, Alison Marie Pickering Parden (Justin),Carmen Rodriguez Cripps (James), Glendali Rodriguez-Howard (Turner) and ZamaraRodriguez Johnson (Levi); and great-grandchildren, Gabriel Cripps, Ruben and Lorenzo Rodriguez, and Olevir and Zori Johnson.
His immediate family will celebrate his life with a private memorial service in Boone County, Indiana, at a future date.