Billy Ray Craig
(January 14, 1948 - October 20, 2009)

Mr. Billy Ray Craig, age 61, of Tupelo, MS passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at the North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

No formal services are planned after cremation.

Mr. Craig was born January 14, 1948 in Helena, Arkansas to the late Samuel Donald Craig and Elnora Lois Clair Craig. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr Craig was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps., serving during the Vietnam era. He worked as a telemarketer. He enjoyed video games and watching football, the History channel and Nascar racing. He was a nature lover, and an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was very family oriented and cared deeply for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Barnhart, Nettleton, MS.; 1 son, Billy Shane Craig, Smithville, MS.; 5 daughters, Nora Kimberly Craig, Tupelo, MS., Terri Tamatha Craig, Tupelo, MS., Tonya Raechelle Livingston, Fulton, MS., Alicia Inman, Mantachie, MS., and Jonna K. Williams, Tupelo, MS.; other children, Richard Suddieth, Wayne Suddieth, and Lee Suddieth; 8 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Donald and Elnora Lois Clair Craig.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL directing.

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