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Craig Stanley Showalter Obituary
Craig Stanley Showalter
Nov. 2, 1949-Feb. 15, 2013

Craig Stanley Showalter, age 63, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2013 at McLaren Bay Regional in Bay City. Craig was born on November 2, 1949 in Edmore, Michigan, the son of Russell E. and Virginia (Curtiss) Showalter. On June 16, 1979 at the United Methodist Church in Elwell, Craig married Patricia Louise Barratt.
Craig was known as a prankster who enjoyed life to the fullest. He was a clown at heart who enjoyed his grandchildren, fishing, camping, traveling, reading cowboy books and car rides with Patricia. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army and was a member of the St. Louis VFW Post #3055. He worked as a truck driver for many different companies, the last being Covenant Transport in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Surviving Craig is his wife Patricia, children: Tamara and Chad Smith of Mt. Pleasant, Donald and Sherry Zinn of Alma, and Melanie and Mat Bila of Freeland; his mother Virginia Showalter of Winn; five grandchildren: Anthony Harvey, Andrew Harvey, Garret Bila, Samantha Zinn and Darren Bila; great granddaughter Alina Ross. Also surviving is brother Curtis and Karen Showalter of Mt. Pleasant and sister Nora Johnston of Mt. Pleasant. Craig was preceded in death by his father and a brother Roger Showalter.
A Service of Celebration for Craig will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. from the Rowley Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant with Rev. Larry Wonsey of the Winn United Methodist Church officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral service. Friends and family will gather at the funeral home on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through 'Honoring Traditions, Respecting Change'
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Published in The Morning Sun on Feb. 17, 2013
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