Ted Wallis Craig (Elko)
Funeral services for Ted Wallis Craig, 84, of Elko, will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Chris Mullennix and the Reverend Floyd Dukes officiating; burial will be in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 5, 2018 at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Alan, Caleb, Dave, Edgar, Joshua, Michael and Nolan Craig. Honorary Pallbearers will be Don Bolton, Larry Fail, Mike McCarty, Gene Nix, Michael Nix, Walker Nix, Clint Youngblood and Derek Youngblood.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given in Ted’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd.-Ste L, Anderson, SC 29621 or Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, P.O. Box 151, Drayton, SC 29333.(www.hpcfoundation.org).
Ted passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Ted was a lifelong resident of Elko, where he was a successful farmer having owned and operated Craig Farms for 56 years. Ted was the son of the late John C. Craig and Lorena Craig Hallman. He attended Clemson University and was a member of Clemson Iptay for 55 years. He served as a member of the U.S. Air Force National Guard and was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for 47 years. Ted served on the board of directors of Southern Bank in Williston, owned and operated Craig’s Auto Parts in Williston and Springfield and Craig’s Barbecue in Williston. He served on the Barnwell County Development Board and the ASCS committee in Barnwell for many years. He was a member of the S.C. State Firemen’s Association, a County Forestry board member, a member of the Elko Fire Department and was a member of the Woodmen of the World. Ted served on the board of Trustees at Jefferson Davis Academy and was very instrumental in the school being established. Ted was a servant, his passion in life was his family, farming and he enjoyed fishing.
Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Patty L. Craig; five sons, David Thomas Craig of Elko, John Michael (September) Craig of Aiken, Ted Patrick (Connie) Craig, Mickey Wallis (Tina) Craig, Christopher Kelly (Tina) Craig, all of Elko; grandchildren, David Thomas (Shannon) Craig Jr., Edgar Allen Craig, Victoria Elizabeth (Zac) Drafts, John Michael Craig Jr., Alan Childress Craig, Caleb Bradley Craig, Joshua Cade Craig and GeorgiaAnne Craig; great-grandchildren, Emma Grace Craig and Nolan Thomas Craig; a step-sister, Nancy Hallman Boco; a step-brother, U.S. Army RET. B.C. “Chuck” Hallman Jr.
The family would like to thank Angel Brabham, Karen Smith, Casandra Brown, Lisa Greenwood and Hospice Care of South Carolina for their care and Ms. Pearline Berry for her care and compassion shown to them during Ted’s illness.
Folk Funeral Home, Inc. and Crematory, Williston, is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit the online registry at www.folkfuneralhome.com.