Walter O. Craig (1924 - 2014)

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Walter O. Craig, 89, of Lancaster, peacefully passed away at his home Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
Born July 26, 1924, he was a son of the late Otis and Mae Hopkins Craig. Walter was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he proudly served our country during World War II and received a Purple Heart. He worked for Kershaw County as an equipment operator and was a member of High Point Baptist Church.
Walter is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Loyce Craig; a son, Carroll Craig of Lancaster; a brother, Roland Gene Craig and his wife, June, of Lancaster; a sister, Dessie Plyler and her husband, Howard, of Lancaster; a granddaughter, Cindy Fortune of Atlanta, Ga.; a grandson, Brian Craig of Lancaster; three great-granddaughters, Lindsey Brooke and her husband, Chad Fleener, of Matthews, N.C., Savannah Guiver and Syler Lewis, of Atlanta; and two great-grandsons, Austin Craig and Ryan Craig, of Lancaster.
In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Craig; sisters, Virginia Adams, Ellen Cauthen, and Nell Whaley; and great great-grandson, Carter William Fleener.
A service is 3 p.m. today, Feb. 16, with the Revs. Billy Belk and Bobby Joyner officiating at High Point Baptist Church, 1888 Rocky River Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.
The family will receive friends before the service at 2 p.m. Interment will follow the service at High Point Baptist Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.McLeanFuneral.com.
Memorials may be made to High Point Baptist Church Building Fund, 1888 Rocky River Rd. Lancaster, SC 29720.
McLean Funeral Directors, Mahaffey Chapel is assisting the family of Mr. Walter O. Craig.
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McLean Funeral Directors of Lancaster
201 N. Catawba St.
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 283-3344
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Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 16, 2014
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