Roy Glenn Craig

Roy Glenn Craig

Roy Glenn Craig, 82, of the Possum Valley community in Drew County, passed away June 4, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Craig was a native of Hamburg, a resident of the Possum Valley community in Drew County for the past 11 years, and a former resident of Crossett for many years.

He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict.

He attended Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock and was a minister for 55 years. He pastored and organized churches in Southeast Arkansas and North Louisiana. He was a member of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and also served as the associate pastor.

He also attended the Eaton Barber College in Little Rock and was a Barber for 53 years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason.

He was an avid hunter, a loving and devoted, husband, father, grandfather, Christian and pastor.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, of 47 years, Edith Mae Willis Craig in 2001; a son, David Craig in 2010; his parents, Richard and Bertie Pogue Craig; a brother, Doyle Craig and a sister, Edith Nell Meeks.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie White Knowles Craig of Possum Valley; two sons, Keith Craig of Crossett and John Paul Craig and wife, Rita, of Longview; a daughter, Patricia Martin and husband, Jimmy, of Hamburg; a daughter-in-law, Kay Craig Malan of Possum Valley; a sister, Dorris Kelley of Crossett; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; his extended family: son, James Knowles and wife, Renee, of Possum Valley; three daughters, Eulea Kiraly of Monticello, Hope Jones of Mayflower and Mollie Ward and husband, Rob, of Austin, Texas; 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held June 7 at 10 a.m. at Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Bros. Jerry Carter and Kevin Dunn officiating. Burial will be at the Hollis Chapel Memory Garden.

Memorials may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church, c/o Barbie Eubanks, 174 Longview Road, Wilmar, AR 71675 or to Arkansas Hospice, 224 Hwy. 425, Monticello, AR 71655.