Richard DeVon Craig
Richard DeVon Craig
March 16, 1945 - Oct. 30, 2013
BOURBON — Richard DeVon Craig, 68, a resident of Bourbon, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at 1:55 a.m. in his home with family by his side.
DeVon was born the son of James Earl Craig and Gertrude Marie Bailey Craig at Plymouth on March 16, 1945. He was a lifelong resident of the Bourbon area and a graduate of Bourbon High School class of 1963. He was retired from R.R. Donnelly and Sons of Warsaw as a Pressman, retiring in 2007 and a member of Bourbon First United Methodist Church.
He served in the Vietnam War in the United States Army from Sept. 2, 1965 – Sept. 1, 1971. He was a member of the Bourbon American Legion, Post #424. He loved to fish, play pool, pinball and especially loved his Corvette.
DeVon joined in marriage to Susan Benedict on Oct. 23, 1970. She survives along with their daughter; Shawn and husband David Gargis of Warsaw, three grandchildren; Brittny and Zac Moriarty and great-granddaughter Adalyn, Brogan Gargis and Briley Gargis all of Warsaw. Also surviving are his two sisters; Patricia and Norman Cretcher of Bourbon, Kathie McDaniel of Dayton, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his parents, a sister, Elaine Cova, two brothers; Donald and Bruce Craig.
You are invited on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 to share memories with the family from 5-8 p.m. at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bourbon.
A celebration of DeVon’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 in the funeral home with Rev. Stormy Scherer-Berry of the Bourbon First United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Bourbon, with Military Honors by the Bourbon American Legion.
The family requests memorial contributions are made to: Riley Hospital for Children in his memory.
The Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements. Condolences may be left at deatonclemensfh.com