Melvin R. Craig

June 8, 1937 ~ October 29, 2019 (age 82)


Melvin R. Craig, 82, of Rising Sun, IN, passed away on Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, IN. Melvin was born in Ohio County, IN on June 8, 1937, a son of the late Rosetta Victoria (Niccum) and Raymond  Craig. Melvin attended Patriot High School in Patriot, IN. Melvin began work as a truck driver for Wilbur Markland, Don Young and Lowell Bliss.  He also worked at Pierson-Holowell in Lawrenceburg and was last employed at Anchor Glass, retiring from there in 2000. On June 2, 1956, Melvin married Laverne (Reed) Craig in East Enterprise, IN. Melvin and Laverne were married over 63 years until his passing. Melvin enjoyed bowling. Farming was what he loved doing most. Melvin is  survived by his wife, Laverne Craig, of Rising Sun, IN; by 2 daughters, Tammy Buchle (Jerry) and Rhonda Martin (Marion), both of Rising Sun, IN; by a son, Jeff Craig (Teresa), of Rising Sun, IN; by two sisters, Lois Smith (Harland), of Rising Sun, IN and Jean Schmaltz, of Dillsboro, IN. He is also survived by grandchildren; Leah Ash (Joel), Brittany Wyatt, Joshua Craig (Sam), Justin Craig (Suzy) & Zachary Smith and by great grandchildren: Trenton, Wyatt, Kiana, Autumn, Westin, Justin Jr., & Henry. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Bill Craig. Funeral services will be 11 AM, Monday, November 4th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Brother Nathan Pelehowski officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 PM, Sunday, November 3rd at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.

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November 3, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Markland Funeral Home
327 North High Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040

Funeral Service
November 4, 2019

11:00 AM
Markland Funeral Home
327 North High Street
Rising Sun, IN 47040


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