Ronald H. Craig, 78, Independence, Mo., a Stevens Point native, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2001, at the Independence Regional Health Center in Independence, Mo.
Services were held Jan. 10 at the George C. Carson and Sons Funeral Chapel in Independence, Mo. Graveside services were held at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville, Mo.
The family suggests contributions to the American Lung Association.
Mr. Craig was born Jan. 1, 1923, in Stevens Point. He was a 1940 graduate of P.J. Jacobs High School.
He was a veteran of World War II, retiring from the U.S. Air Force after 25 years of service. While serving in England during World War II, he appeared in a movie, “I Live in Grosvenor Square,” (1945) also known as “A Yank in London,” with Anna Neagle and Rex Harrison.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 16 years of service.
Survivors include three sons, Kevin, Greenwood, Mo., Emerson, Maxwell, Neb., and Shawn, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; two daughters, Pamela Trabon, Grandview, Mo., and Marie Craig, Lee’s Summit, Mo., two brothers, Ray, Chicago, Ill., and Emerson, Wisconsin Rapids; one sister, Lois Craig, El Cajon, Calif.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his companion of 27 years, Virginia McDaniel.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Howard, in 1980.