Franklin Coolidge Craig

April 24, 2012

in Obituaries

Franklin Craig

Franklin Coolidge Craig, 87, of Tightwad, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at his home.

He was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Sedalia, a son of Robert Wesley and Louella Jackson Craig. On Aug. 23, 1946, in Sedalia, he married Lula Mae Durrill, who survives of the home.

Mr. Craig was a welder for Airmark and had worked for National Engineering and Manufacturing Company. He was a Baptist and loved the Lord. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving in Burma and India. He was a member of the American Legion.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a son, Frank M. Craig, of Independence; two grandchildren, Terry S. Craig and Byron Pike (Leah); a great-grandson, Cairn; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Durrill, of Sedalia; and five sisters-in-law, Anna Craig, of Sedalia, Velma Craig, of Pilot Grove, Ada Louise Biggs (Fred), of Sedalia, Nadine Bell Durrill, of Sedalia, and Mildred Nadine Durrill, of Edgerton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 13 siblings.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 27, at Heckart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Drew Hill officiating.

Casket bearers will be Jeff Durrill, Stephen Durrill, Thomas Mahin, John Durrill, Ralph Craig, David Craig and Marvin Dean Durrill.

Honorary bearers will be Richard Motter and Mike Bradley.

Burial with full military honors will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Kansas City.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until service time Friday at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.

Condolences may be offered at

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