Hugh R. Craig Sr.

Aug 10, 1937 - Mar 28, 2013


Hugh R. Craig Sr., 75, Sandusky, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center.

He was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Greenville, S.C. Hugh worked in the cotton mill in South Carolina, and was a self-employed painter, construction worker and carpet layer.

He is survived by his wife, Linda (Tharp) Craig; daughter, Betty Ann (Clayton Smith) Craig , of Sandusky; son, Hugh Craig Jr. and fiancée, Shannon Hawkins; grandchildren, Isabellah, Isaiah and Ileanah; stepgrandchildren, Kaelah and Kaleena; sister, Sara Argo and brother, Melvin Craig, both of Florida; mother-in-law, Betty Craig; and brother-in-law, William (Debbie) Tharp.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Annie (Fricks) Craig; brothers, Loy Craig and Roy Craig in infancy.

Friends may call from 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, until funeral services at 2 p.m. at the Oakland Cemetery Chapel, 2917 Milan Road, Sandusky. The Rev. Joshua Budka will officiate. 

Memorial contributions in Hugh’s name may be made to the Humane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky, OH 44870. 

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at