January 16, 1944 - April 6, 2021
John R. "Jack" Craig, 77, of Cape Girardeau, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. He was born January 16, 1944 in Belleville, Illinois to Harry and Florence Schaefer Craig. He and Jeaneen Rice were married on September 22, 1967 in Maryville, Illinois. Jack was a member of St. Vincent de Paul parish. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Economics from McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois. He was employed as a Key Accounts Sales Rep with Dial Corporation for over 30 years. After leaving Dial Corporation he worked a number of years for Advanced Pest. His open and friendly personality touched the lives of so many in his work and personal life. Jack was a dedicated Scout Master for Troop 16 and committee member for the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed cooking, fishing, gardening and being outdoors. Loving survivors include his wife of 53 years; children, Damian (Jennifer), Andrea, Joseph, Matthew Craig, Erica (Ryan) Raney; granddaughter, Addison Craig; furbaby, Sadie; sisters, Rita Lippert and Pat Craig; brother-in-law, Richard (Jo-Ann) Rice; sister-in-law, DeAnn (Mark) Heiney; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law and a sister-in-law. Visitation will be 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel, with rosary at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 am Thursday, April 15, 2021 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the service. Face masks are highly recommended. A private burial for the family will follow Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to St. Francis Hospice or a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com. Ford & Sons Funeral Home - Mt. Auburn is in charge of arrangements.
John R. "Jack" Craig, 77, of Cape Girardeau, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. He was born January 16, 1944 in Belleville, Illinois to Harry and Florence Schaefer Craig. He and Jeaneen Rice were married... View Obituary & Service Information
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