Thomas H. Craig

Thomas H. Craig Thomas H. Craig, 90, Liberty, MO, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 at his home. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, Liberty. Visitation was 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23 with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 3601 S. Sterling, Independence, MO 64052. Tom was born Oct. 29, 1918 in Carroll County, MO to James Leo and Olivia Melvina (Lindsey) Craig. He was raised in Norborne, MO and moved with his family to Independence, MO in 1932. He was a 1936 graduate of William Chrisman High School. Tom worked with his parents and brothers in a grocery store until entering the Army in 1941. On December 28, 1941 he married Marjorie E. DeHart. During World War II, Master Sgt. Thomas Craig served in the 6th Infantry Division in the Pacific Theatre. He received numerous decorations including the Bronze Star with V for Valor. In 1955 Tom and his family moved to Macon, MO and in 1957 moved to Brookfield, MO before moving to Liberty in 1966. Tom was a route salesman for Tri-County Products before his retirement in 1983. After retirement Tom kept active with his membership in St. Paul United Methodist Church and was a life member of V.F.W. Post 4043 where he served two terms as commander and along with other offices was Chaplain for many years. Tom delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. He was also a 50+ year member of the Masonic Lodge. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie E. Craig; his daughter, Jo Beth E. Craig; two brothers, James M. Craig and William O. Craig; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Craig. Survivors include two sons, Thomas H. Craig (Nancy), Vermillion, and Robert W. Craig (Debra), Liberty, MO; a daughter, Christine A. Craig (Gene), Carrollton, MO; 19 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Fond memories and condolences may be left at Arrangements: Church-Archer-Pasley Funeral Home, 816-781-2000.

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