KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Robert E. “Bob” Craig, 84, of Bonner Springs, Kan., (formerly of Kansas City, Mo.) passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, surrounded by many loving family members.
Visitation is planned for 10 – 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, with rosary recited at 11 a.m. at the McGilley & Sheil Chapel. Burial following rosary in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Bob was born July 29, 1931, in Kansas City, Kan., to Elder and Jessie Craig. He left home at age 16 and joined the US Marine Corp. At age 18, he was serving in Korea at the Frozen Chosin Reservoir, where 10,000 Marines were attacked by 125,000 Chinese soldiers. Temperatures were 50 to 60 degrees below zero. Bob had severe frost bite and was wounded. He received a Purple Heart and was so proud to be a Marine. Bob was never seen without wearing his Marine cap.
Bob worked for 40 years at Certainteed Products as a supervisor. He loved fishing, crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and George Jones. Most of all, he loved spending time with his wife. He was a member for many years at St. Anthony’s Church in Kansas City, Mo.
Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Irma Craig. He is survived by his wife, Karen of the home; his brothers, George (Vicki) and Francis; his stepsons, William Hallier (Marsha), Gary Hallier (Rosemary) and Michael Reynolds (Patty); his stepdaughter, Robin Slattery (Brian); his grandchildren, Scott Hallier (Lisa), Craig Hallier (Shelley), Sophia Reynolds, Porter and Quinlan Slattery; nine great-grandchildren and many loving friends.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Golden Living Parkway, Edwardsville, Kan., for their loving and compassionate care. A special thank you to Michael Bilynsky, RNCM from Asera Care Hospice, for being with us and handling everything that needed to be done; what a special young man.
Online condolences to www.mcgilleysheil.com. Arr: McGilley & Sheil Chapel, 11924 E. 47th St. KCMO 64133, 816-353-6555.