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Mr. Raymond L. "ray" Craig

April 15, 1931 ~ May 5, 2017 (age 86)
A graveside service for Mr. Raymond L. "Ray" Craig, 86, will be held in Anniston Memorial Gardens on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow the service. Ray went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 5, 2017. Ray was born in Alleghany County, Pennsylvania on April 15, 1931 to Raymond and Rebecca Craig. Ray served four years in the Airforce, stationed in Big Spring, Texas where he met Virginia (Ginger) Todd who became his wife of 62 years. After they were married, Ray and Ginger moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Delaware and worked as a machinist prior to joining DuPont in 1957. Ray worked as a machinist at Wilmington Shops, was assigned to the Engineering Development Lab machine shop and then worked at the Engineering Development Lab as a technician. He spent two years on a field assignment at Remington Arms in Bridgeport, Connecticut before returning to the Engineering Development Lab in 1969, where he began working with Fibers Plants on windup problems. Ray retired from the Engineering Research and Development Division as an engineering specialist in 1985. After retiring, Ray and Ginger moved to Anniston and have lived in Anniston since 1985. Retirement is a relative term for Ray because after moving to Anniston, he started his own consulting business as well as, taught himself AutoCAD computer modeling and all things computer related. One of Ray's favorite hobbies was to fly. Ray flew control line and radio control model airplanes and competed in contests in the southeast. He received his pilot's license and enjoyed flying his own airplane for many years. Ray was an active member at Anniston Bible Church and had a heart for missions. Ray is survived by his wife, Ginger; daughter, Donna (Dondi) Pullen and her husband, Barry, of Atlanta, Georgia; son, Larry Craig and his wife, Cathy; grandchildren, Anna and David Craig, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, sister, Blanche Campbell of Slocomb. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Anniston Bible Church, c/o Missions Department, 3230 Coleman Road, Anniston, Alabama 36207. "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." John 11:25-26 Anniston Memorial Funeral Home 3865 US Hwy 431 North Anniston, Alabama 36206 256.820.0024

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