Clifford Lee “Ponk” Craig, Sr., 72, of Chattanooga, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, in a local health care facility.
He was a graduate of Riverside High School. He retired as a manager from Old Time Barbecue. Clifford was a member of Steele Street Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Lonnie Craig, Sr.; brothers, Albert Craig and Edward Craig. Survivors include his loving companion of 30 years, Ethel “Gina” McLemore; sons, Clifford Craig, Jr.; Marlon Craig, Clifton Craig, and Charles Craig; daughter, Lonnie Craig; stepchildren, Miracle McLemore and Eric McLemore; brothers, Robert (Angela) Craig, Michael (Kim) Craig, Sr., Tony Ringer, Reginald Craig, and Ronald Craig; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He will lie in state on Friday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. A family service will follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel with Brother Michael Houston as the eulogist.
Burial will be in Highland Memorial Gardens.