James Thomas Craig Jr. age 80 0f Athens died Wednesday at Athens Limestone Hospital.
Mr. Craig was born May 23, 1940 in Limestone County. He was the former owner and operator of Craig Building Supply. He was the past president of Athens Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, along with the economic development board as well as the home builders association. Mr. Craig was a member of Eastside church of Christ.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be 2:30 pm Sunday with Steve Klein officiating, burial to follow in Roselawn Cemetery.
NO VISITATION The Craig family ask that you practice social distancing and wear a mask.
Survivors, Wife, Tula Craig of Athens. Daughter, Dianne Craig (T.L.) Rogers of Suwanee, Georgia.
Grandsons, Blake Russell of Athens, and Ben Russell of Huntsville. Sister, Nellie Dean (Billy) Mitchell of Athens. Brother In Laws, Freddy Richter and Edsel Bates both of Athens. Sister In Law, Ethelene Haraway (Bobby) Ogles of Rogersville. Several Nieces and Nephews.
Mr. Craig was preceded in death by his Parents, James Thomas Craig Sr. and Maria Craig. Brothers, Buren Craig, and Buford Craig. Sisters, Mamie Brackeen and Magdalene Richter.
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To the Craig family,
James Craig and the staff at the building supply were some of the first people to welcome us to Athens. Mr. Craig took care of us as we built our first house and kept us from making too many mistakes. He was the epitome of honesty and always was a Christian gentleman. Athens has lost a true friend. The Garner Ezell family
Our hearts break over James' passing. I will cherish the many memories of family gatherings with the music playing and sounds of laughter and love. The love y'all had for each other has been etched in my mind for a lifetime. Our prayers are with you, Tula and Dianne as you face the tough days ahead. I love you both! Susie