Born: October 10, 1947, Orange, Ca
Died: October 1, 2016, Orange, CA
Survived by his wife, Verdun; Married August 15, 1970
Services to be held: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM, Calvary Chapel Westgrove, 12832 Knott Street, Garden Grove, CA
The following was posted by John Vaught (originally on our announcement page):
Scott Craig passed away on October 1st, 2016, at 3:13 a.m. His wife, Verdon, was at his side when his spirit left his body and he went on to be with the Lord. Scott had been battling esophageal cancer for over a year, and finally succumbed to his illness.
Scott and I have been friends for over 60 years. We attended elementary, junior high, high school, and college together. He was a hard-working, intelligent, caring, and very thoughtful person. He was extremely close to his family and had many friends who cared deeply about him. He was very involved with his Church and was a shining example of the Lord's teachings to everyone with whom he came into contact.
Scott was one of the most thoughtful and genuine people I have ever known. One of his best traits was his sincere interest in other people. He was, without a doubt, the best listener I have ever known. He truly cared about what you had to say and, if asked, always offered well thought-out, insightful advice.
Scott wanted very much to attend our 50th High School Reunion on September 10th, and managed to do so, in spite of having just been released from the hospital the day before. I had the pleasure, as did many of you, to spend some time with him that evening and, even though he did not feel well, he was still able to share that wonderful sense of humor that made him such a special friend.
It is impossible to put into words the importance of friendship, and how much Scott meant to me over those years. Even though we had periods of time when we didn't see much of one another, any time we reunited, it always felt as if we had never been parted. Scott positively influenced my life in many ways and I will miss him. Scott, thank you for your friendship-I will miss you and never forget you and the good memories of the time we spent together.
Good-bye, my friend,