05/21/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Tommy Craigs

John Thomas Craigs, Jr.
(28 Apr 1918 - 18 May 2008)

Hampton High School Class of 1936

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
  
The sad news has returned to us. 
Tommy Craigs, Hampton High School Class of 1936, passed away in Hampton on Monday, May 19, 2008 at the age of 90.


From Jay Gunter (Ferguson HS - '66) - 05/21/08, 4:45 PM - "NNHS":

Carol -

Just a note about Tommy Craigs' passing, HHS class of '36 and an old family friend. His step-daughter Kay Sisson is a friend of mine.

 
NNHS forever
 
Jay Gunter
FHS '66

   Thank you for bringing this to our attention, Jay.  Please accept my condolences on the loss of your friend.


From the Daily Press - 05/21/08:

                  John Thomas "Tommy" Craigs, Jr.

 

HAMPTON - John Thomas 'Tommy' Craigs Jr., 90, a native of Phoebus and a lifetime resident of the Peninsula, passed away Monday afternoon, May 19, 2008, in Hampton.

He graduated from Hampton High School in 1936 and attended VA Polytechnic Institute for two years before joining the U.S. Navy. He served honorably as a Storekeeper on several ships during WWII. He retired from NASA at Langley as a Procurement Officer. Tommy was a member of Masonic Monitor Lodge 197 A.F. & A.M. since 1940 and lifetime member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Craigs.

Tommy is survived by his wife, Gladys Craigs; stepdaughter, Sylvia Sisson; nephews, Dale and Brad Goodman; cousins, Susie Woolridge and Joyce Sqavicchio.

 

Tommy Craigs

 


The family will greet visitors from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of Tommy's life service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 99 E. Mercury Blvd. in Hampton.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.mem.com to share words of comfort with the family.

The family would like to express many thanks for the care and concern given by the staff of the Northampton Convalescent Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Mark's United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on 5/21/2008.
Guest Book

 

 
Dear Gladys,
I know that Tommy lived a longer and more meaningful life because of your love and care. You and Kay both took much time and patience in making sure that he was well cared for. I pray that God will comfort you during this time of separation. You have many friends that will want to help you through this difficult time.
I love you and will help in any way possible.
Pam Garrett Chalkley (Hampton, VA) - May 21, 2008
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THINKING OF YOU .
SYMPATHY TO GLADYS & KAYE

LOVE,
VIRGINIA & JEAN SMITH (CULPEPER, VA 22701) - May 21, 2008
 
 
I DID NOT KNOW TOMMY VERY WELL, BUT I GREW UP KNOWING HIS FATHER, TOM CRAIGS, SR. MY FATHER, TOM, JIM AND I WOULD GO BUNNY HUNTING DOING THE WINTER. I ALSO BELONG TO THE PHOEBUS FIRE DEPARTMENT WITH TOM SR. IF TOMMY WAS ANYTHING LIKE HIS FATHER, HE WAS LOVED BY EVERYONE. LOVE AND GOD BLESS TO THE CRAIGS FAMILY.
LEWIS PAUL SULZBERGER (HAMPTON, VA) - May 21, 2008
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Gladys, I Love you very much and am so sorry for your loss. You and Tommy were very happy and I know that you will miss him. Love Your niece, Connie
Connie Laker (Hampton, VA) - May 21, 2008
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To the Craigs Family:
I am the granddaughter of Joe Craigs (Chief Craigs - Phoebus Police Department) who was the brother of Tom Craigs, Sr. Tommy Jr. came to my mother's funeral, "Peachie" Craigs, in 2003 where I met him for the first time. Tommy Jr. and Gladys were both very sweat to my family and, I enjoyed meeting them both.
I was very sad to hear of Tommy's passing.
Dinah Balthis (Poquoson, VA) - May 21, 2008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


  Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Craigs families and their friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Servant of God, Well Done!

Words by Charles Wesley (28 Dec 1707 - 29 Mar 1788)
Music by George J. Elvey (27 Mar 1816 - 9 Dec 1893)

(The Methodist Hymnal, 1966, #288)

Wesley wrote this hymn in 1770 on the occasion of the death of clergyman George White.
Elvey's tune, "Diademata", has been set to several other hymns, notably "Crown Him with Many Thorns" and "Soldiers of Christ, Arise".
 

 Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare’s past;
The battle’s fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.

With saints enthroned on high,
Thou dost thy Lord proclaim,
And still to God salvation cry,
Salvation to the Lamb!

O happy, happy soul!
In ecstasies of praise,
Long as eternal ages roll,
Thou seest Thy Savior’s face.

Redeemed from earth and pain,
Ah! when shall we ascend,
And all in Jesus’ presence reign
With our translated friend?


"Servant of God, Well Done!" midi courtesy of http://www.norbry.net/midi/archive/hymn/ - 01/13/06

"Servant of God, Well Done!" lyrics courtesy of http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/s/e/servogod.htm - 01/13/06

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05

Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby (FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Thanks, Steve!

Animated Navy Flag clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/ny4/KevsGifsGalore/Patriotic.html - 06/18/03

Masonic Emblem courtesy of http://www.mindspring.com/~safetyplay/qual.htm - 06/15/07

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