Leon Craig

Aug 18th, 1939 - Oct 11th, 2017


Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)

Fri, Oct. 13th, 2017 5pm-8pm


Blue Funeral Home (Goreville)

Sat, Oct. 14th, 2017 11am

Leon Craig

Goreville-Leon Craig, 78, passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Herrin Hospital.

Leon was born on August 18, 1939 in Goreville to Clifton and Elza Mae (Girtman) Craig. He married Carolyn Miller in Vienna on March 14, 1962.

Leon loved Nascar and John Deere tractors. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include:
Wife-Carolyn Craig of Goreville
Children-Vickie Barton and Pete Richardson
Cliff and Kaci Dunn of Lake of Egypt
Pamela Sue Craig of Goreville
Denzil Barton of Karnak
Great grandchild-Hunter Dunn
Aunt-Tennie Ann Girtman of Goreville
Uncle-Junior and Rosie Craig of Goreville
Brothers in law:
Richard Miller
Jerry and Diane Miller

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeff Craig; son in law, Jerry Barton; father in law, George Miller and mother in law, Margie Miller.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville with Pastor L.D. Jolly officiating. Burial will follow at Busby Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home.

3 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Genie

    From: VIENNA, Illinois

    Date: October 12, 2017

    So sorry for you loss.
    Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Author Unknown

  • Guest: Margie Crittenden

    From: Albion, Michigan

    Date: October 12, 2017

    I’m so sorry I can’t be there in person to convey my condolences for Uncle Leon’s passing. Though I’m far away my love, spirit, and prayers are with you Vickie and Aunt Carolyn.

    Love and peace to you Vickie and Aunt Carolyn
    Margie (Miller) Crittenden

  • Guest: Rebecca D Burroughs

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: October 13, 2017

    My sympathies Vickie.