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Carl Densil Craig

Carl Densil Craig of Graniteville, SC, born June 22, 1925, entered into rest in the late evening hours on January 9, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Craig; sons, Lynn Craig and Glenn (Deanna) Craig; daughters, Mary Ann (Randy) Hill, and Carla (Brian) Strother; and his five grandchildren: Mason Craig, Cullen Craig, Cole Craig, Ashley Strother and Ellyn Strother. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Mattie Craig; brothers Leon Craig and Percy Craig; and his sister, Lucille Arthur

Carl was born in a Graniteville Company mill house and proudly served his country as a member of the Navy aboard the Destroyer USS Healy during World War II. Following his military service he married Eleanor Fulmer and raised his family in Graniteville. Carl was well known in the Graniteville area and never met a stranger. He was a former member of St. John United Methodist Church, a member of Graniteville First Baptist Church, and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Carl left his mark on the area over the years as the go-to man for digging swimming pools, clearing land and pond work. For over five decades Carl could usually be found on his backhoe, regardless of the weather, even into his early 90’s. He had a quick wit, a dry sense of humor, and a saying for almost every situation in life, many that are still fondly remembered and treasured by the family. He is greatly loved by those he left behind and they rejoice in knowing they have only briefly parted ways.

A funeral service celebrating his life will be held on Sunday January 12th, 2020 at 3pm at St. John United Methodist Church in Graniteville with Chaplain Jeff Taylor officiating. The interment with Masonic rites and Military Honors will immediately follow at the Historic Graniteville Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at 2102 Highland Ave. Augusta, Georgia 30904.

Napier Funeral Home has been entrusted with these arrangements. If you wish to send an expression of sympathy, you may sign the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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Thanks Brenda! We so appreciate your prayers of comfort during this extreme loss. Our hearts are broken, for he was the rock in our family, always uplifting and encouraging.

Love ya,

Carla Strother Jan 13 2020 12:00 AM

Heaven has a Great Angel helping to Guard its Beautiful Gates. Sorry for Your & Graniteville loss. Love to Everyone. Sharon Grealish Reynolds

Sharon Grealish Reynolds Jan 12 2020 12:00 AM

He was not picky about my work I meant to say he was not picky about my work he bragged on my paint job.

Donald George Pearson Jan 12 2020 12:00 AM

I don't think anyone could say anything unkind about this dear man. As a girl, I spent a lot of time with Carla and MaryAnn and I don't think I ever saw him frown. In fact, he was always smiling. He quietly helped many people. I was so very sorry to get the news of his passing. My deepest condolences to the Craig family.

Gina Slayton Millard Jan 12 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Family sorry for your lose he was truly a great friend of. ours he will be missed. Always had a smile he was a very kind man always said I like to make friends not enemies

Curtis and Cathy Carpenter Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. Eleanor, Lynn, Glenn, Deanna, Mary Ann, Randy, Carla, Brian, Mason, Cullen, Cole, Ashley & Ellyn.
We are very so sorry for your loss.
Love & prayers,
April & Tom Lowry

April Lowry Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

Carl was such a good friend of our family dating back to the 50s when my Dad Donald Pearson had Carl build the first pond out here. He helped me with my pond so many time at reasonable prices. He built 12 or more ponds out here some large and some small. He built my brother Maxie a swimming pool and repair it and the ponds when needed. It would take a large book to mention the things he done for our Family. We loved Carl. He will be greatly missed. Hes got a great home in Heaven though. Some of the things he said was Rome wasnt built in a day when you would keep asking him to do more late in the day. One time I borrowed his truck and let it roll back into a metal gate and it broke one of his tail lights when I told him about it he said dont worry about it this truck is for working anyway. He was so nice and didnt want me too pay for it what a great friend to me. He was one of the most honest men Ive ever known. There is so much I could share about him one time when I needed some work to do he said you can paint my Family get together building. He was picky about my work he bragged on me. Ill stop for now I could go on and on.

Donald George Pearson Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Gregg Cato Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Elenor and Family, please accept our love and sympathy for the loss of a dear wonderful funny caring man that anyone that came in contact with will never forget our Mr. Carl. He was truly one of a kind, the kind that if everyone was like. what a great world this would be. He had a wonderful loving family he loved so much and they loved him. He will be missed by so many. Our love and prayers are with all of you. I pray God will give you peace and comfort at this time.
Love to all, Jimmy and Brenda Jones JJ

Brenda Fulmer Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM