Robert Dean Craig

Robert Dean Craig, 78, of Woodsfield, passed away in his home surrounded by loved ones on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Dean was born on April 9, 1939, to Clark and Helen Truax Craig in Woodsfield.

On Oct. 12, 1963, Dean married the love of his life, Nellie Daye, of Wooster.

Dean retired from Conalco Corp., Hannibal, and was a U.S. Army reservist.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Stephen Craig; and sisters, Rosemary Inkes and Mary Krownapple.

Dean is survived by his wife, Nellie Craig, of Woodsfield; his two daughters, Bonnie (Milan) Mattone, of Powhatan Point, and Connie (Keith) Blair, of Beallsville; his three sons, Gary (Cyndi) Craig, of Dallas, Texas, Jim (Becky) Craig, of Graysville, and Scott (Tabby) Craig, of Powhatan Point; 18 grandkids, Mila, Michael, Kylie, Tawney, Braedon, Kellen, Chase, Cole, Isaac, Chacity, Jade, Kasey, Wyatt, Hannah, Venesa, John Wesley, Lucas and Gracie; seven great-grandchildren, Zachary, Kaden, RyAnn, Craig, Danica, Lincoln and Mia; his siblings, David Craig, of Woodsfield; Ruth Pfalzgraf, of Clarington, Elsie McMorrow, of Wooster; and Linda (Dave) Wood, of Moundsville, West Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends were received Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St., Woodsfield, where funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, with Paul Eddy and Brent Roth officiating. Burial followed in Oaklawn Cemetery, Woodsfield.

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Memorial donations can be made to Medi Home Hospice, 206 S. Main St., Woodsfield, OH 43793.