Funeral Services for Ted Wallis Craig, 84, of Elko, SC will be held three p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Mullennix and the Reverend Floyd Dukes officiating; burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from six to eight p.m. Monday, February 5, 2018 at Folk Funeral Home, Williston, SC. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Alan, Caleb, Dave, Edgar, Joshua, Michael and Nolan Craig. Honorary Pallbearers will be Don Bolton, Larry Fail, Mike McCarty, Gene Nix, Michael Nix, Walker Nix, Clint Youngblood and Derek Youngblood. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given in Ted’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd.-Ste L, Anderson, SC 29621 or Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, P.O. Box 151, Drayton, SC 29333.(www.hpcfoundation.org) Ted passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Ted was a lifelong resident of Elko, SC, where he was a successful farmer having owned and operated Craig Farms for 56 years. Ted was the son of the late John C. Craig and Lorena Craig Hallman. He attended Clemson University and was a member of Clemson Iptay for 55 years. He served as a member of the U.S. Air Force National Guard and was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 47 years. Ted served on the board of directors of Southern Bank in Williston, owned and operated Craig’s Auto Parts in Williston and Springfield and Craig’s Barbecue in Williston. He served on the Barnwell County Development Board and the ASCS committee in Barnwell for many years. He was a member of the S.C. State Firemen’s Assoc., a County Forestry board member, a member of the Elko Fire Department and was a member of the Woodmen of the World. Ted served on the board of Trustees at Jefferson Davis Academy and was very instrumental in the school being established. Ted was a servant, his passion in life was his family, farming and he enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years Patty L. Craig; five sons David Thomas Craig of Elko, John Michael (September) Craig of Aiken, Ted Patrick (Connie) Craig, Mickey Wallis (Tina) Craig, Christopher Kelly (Tina) Craig all of Elko; grandchildren David Thomas (Shannon) Craig, Jr., Edgar Allen Craig, Victoria Elizabeth (Zac) Drafts, John Michael Craig, Jr., Alan Childress Craig, Caleb Bradley Craig, Joshua Cade Craig and GeorgiaAnne Craig; great-grandchildren Emma Grace Craig and Nolan Thomas Craig; a step-sister Nancy Hallman Boco; a step-brother US Army RET B.C. “Chuck” Hallman, Jr.
The Family would like to thank Angel Brabham, Karen Smith, Casandra Brown, Lisa Greenwood and Hospice Care of South Carolina for their care and Ms. Pearline Berry for her care and compassion shown to them during Ted’s illness.
Folk Funeral Home
Monday February 5th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
170 Elko St
Williston, SC 29853
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
Tuesday February 6th, 2018
10574 Highway # 37
Blackville, SC 29817
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Submitted by Debbie Morrow Davis on Feb 8 2018 05:26:40 PM
Was so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. Many memories of daddy and Ted's fishing trips together. I know they are laughing and talking together again about their trips! You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Martha Sue and Donnie Fields
Submitted by Martha Sue Fields on Feb 6 2018 11:40:33 AM
We're very sorry for your loss. Mr Ted was a good man who was very kind to my family. He will be missed.
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I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Ted's passing. I considered him a great friend. I know that he will be missed dearly. Doug Trauschke
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Dear Patty, we just learned of Ted's passing and wanted you to know that we are praying for you and all of the family. Sam remembers Ted with great affection and considers him to have been a great friend. He appreciates all Ted did to represent farmers in the state of SC in a very professional and caring way.
Sam remembers the best speech he ever heard was made by Ted; some of his best times were sitting in a boat with Ted or in the field waiting for the doves to come. Their friendship was based on mutual respect and interests and lasted for decades. One day they will be together again and both able to share the memories long forgotten from their earthly minds. With deep affection, Sam and Roxanne
Submitted by Sam and Roxanne Turnipseed on Feb 5 2018 10:11:16 AM
Condolences from Jimmie Page Gunter, Fond memories and deepest sympathy to you, Patty and your family. King, NC
Submitted by Jimmie Page Gunter on Feb 5 2018 09:15:14 AM
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