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Ernest Craig

October 8, 1949 — January 30, 2023

Ernest Craig, 73, of Cleveland, TN passed away on January 30, 2023. He was born on October 8, 1949 to the late William and Amanda Craig.


Ernest loved being outdoors, camping, etc. He was always known for giving everyone a hard time. He was a Christian, and attended the Baptist Church.


In addition to his mother and father, he is preceded in death by his mother and father; sisters Willie Craig, Sue Brewer, Martha Swaggerty, Thelma Hunt, and brothers Johnnie Craig and Freddie Craig.


He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife of 51 years, Rose Craig; children: Ernie Craig (Lisa) of Cleveland, Robert Craig (Vicki), Jonathan Craig (Kayla) of Benton; brothers Windom Craig of Benton, TN and Dewey Craig of Cleveland, TN; grandchildren: Chris Bohannan (Nikki), Eva Snyder (Austin), Carson Craig, Micheala Craig, Hailey Craig, (Noah Hobbs), and Ally Craig; great grandchildren: Karter, Ava, and Baylee Bohannon. In addition to these, he leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.


Ernest’s family will receive friends from 6pm until 8pm on Friday February 3rd at Companion Funeral Home and Saturday February 4th from 11am-12pm. A service will be held at 12pm in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home with burial to follow at Cookson Creek Cemetery. Chris Bohannon, Carson Craig, Austin Snyder, Eric White, Darren Goode, and Johnny Hunt will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer will be Chris Hedding.


You are invited to share a personal memory of Ernest or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com.


Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, February 4, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland Chapel

2415 Georgetown Road Northwest, Cleveland, TN 37311

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Service

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland Chapel

2415 Georgetown Road Northwest, Cleveland, TN 37311

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Burial

Cookson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery

1686 Sand Mountain Road, Ocoee, TN 37361

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