Clyde Trent Craig, 77, of Granite Falls passed away peacefully on July 1, 2024 at Atrium Health Wake Forest in Winston Salem.
Trent was born November 28, 1946 to the late Clyde and Evelyn Huss Craig. He attended Fred T. Foard High School where he played basketball and football. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Trent was loved and cherished by all who knew him. He was funny, told great stories, and loved the Lord. He was an avid golfer who played with 20 fun loving Christian guys. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Taylorsville, NC. He was a substitute Becomers Sunday School Teacher, Usher, Deacon, and served on various committees. He loved replacing the American Flags on veterans graves in the church cemetery when worn or faded. He was chairman of Harry’s Hands. He also coached young boys in Optimist basketball and baseball for many years. He loved the UNC Tarheel’s basketball, all college football games, going to the beach, Pigeon Forge, TN, and spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Judy Craig Martin, brother-in-law, Jimmy Martin, sister-in-law, Mary Lou Craig.
He is survived by his loving wife, Myra Benfield Craig of the home; children, Carmen Craig Stutts and husband Travis of Sherills Ford, Jason Craig of Sherrills Ford, and Rebecca Craig of Maybee, MI; grandchildren, Maddox Stutts of Sherrills Ford, Drew Craig, and Ruby Craig of Maybee, MI; brothers, Warren Craig, Rev. Carroll Craig, Kenneth Craig, and Ronald Craig and wife Lana. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, close church friends, and our special Sunday friends.
A celebration of life will be held 3:00PM at Antioch Baptist Church in Taylorsville on Sunday July 7, 2024 with Pastor Mark Morris, Pastor Chance Kuzma, and Rick Benfield officiating. Military Honors will be presented by the Chapter 84 DAV of Taylorsville, NC.
A visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:30 to 3:00PM at Antioch Baptist Church.
The current Deacons will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Harrys Hands at 580 Antioch Church Rd. Taylorsville, NC 28681.