05/21/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Tommy Craigs
John Thomas Craigs, Jr.
Hampton High School Class of 1936
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":
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.
Tommy is survived by his wife, Gladys Craigs; stepdaughter, Sylvia Sisson; nephews, Dale and Brad Goodman; cousins, Susie Woolridge and Joyce Sqavicchio.
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.
Chalkley (Hampton, VA) - May 21, 2008
THINKING OF YOU .
SYMPATHY TO GLADYS & KAYE
VIRGINIA & JEAN SMITH (CULPEPER,
- 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.|
SULZBERGER (HAMPTON, VA) -
May 21, 2008
|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|
(Hampton, VA) - May
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.
(Poquoson, VA) - May
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!
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
(FHS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
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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