Gene Clarence Craig
Gene Clarence Craig
  • September 19, 1932 - January 19, 2018
  • Texas

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Gene Clarence Craig beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home, on January 19, 2018. Born on September 19, 1932, Gene and his twin sister were the youngest of 5 children. Gene was born and raised in Galesburg Illinois. After serving in the U.S. Army, Gene earned his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University in Peoria Illinois. Gene and Barbara (Buyan) married a few years later and soon after moved to Houston where he established a career in the oil service industry designing down-hole inflatable test tools to support the drilling industry.
Gene was very active outside his career and spent his time supporting his church, St. Frances de Sales, participating in local schools (even serving as PTA president for Sharpstown Junior High), supporting his children's numerous activities, and giving his family the appreciation for the outdoors. After he retired from Baker Services, Gene spent his time playing golf, traveling with Barbara, woodworking and spending the majority of his time with his grandchildren.

His mother and father, Ruby and Glenn Craig, his brothers, Jim, Gus, and John Craig preceded Gene in death.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Barbara; son John Craig; daughter and son-in-law Lynn and Robert Carroll; son and daughter-in-law Jim and Lisa Craig; and grandchildren Ben, Will, Kristin, and Drew Carroll; and grandchildren Matthew, Addie, and Caroline (Ruby) Craig. Gene is also survived by his twin sister and brother-in-law Josie and Claude Stegall; Sister-in-law Beth Craig; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Gene had a warm smile, great laugh, loved to dance, lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger. He will be remembered everyday by his family and friends and deeply missed.

A funeral mass will be said for Gene on Thursday, January 25 at 12:00 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic church, 8200 Roos Rd., in Houston.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Francis de Sales Catholic church.