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Roger Allen Craig – Obituary

Roger Allen Craig, age 66 years, a resident of Vienna and a former resident of Goreville, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 16, 2016, at 1:05 PM at the Herrin Hospital.

Roger was born July 4, 1949 in Carbondale, Illinois. He was the son of Cairl and Velma Lee (Robertson) Craig.

On November 30, 1993, Roger was united in marriage to Ramona A. Soulsby in Goreville. She survives.

Other survivors include: a stepson – Kenny Schaefer of Tennessee; 2 step grandchildren – Tristan and Emily; a brother – Delbert Craig of Goreville; nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by a brother – Robert Craig.

Roger was a graduate of Goreville High School. He was employed as a farm laborer and had briefly worked as a fork life operator in the timber industry.

Roger attended Friendship Baptist Church near Goreville.

A graveside service will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, June 22, 2016, at 2 PM at Friendship Cemetery, 1635 Friendship Loop, Goreville, IL 62939.

Pastor R.G. Null will officiate. The family will receive relatives and friends from 1:30 PM – 2 PM Wednesday at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 425 South Woods Mill Road # 110, Town and Country, Missouri 63017.

To share a memory of Roger or to leave an online message of condolence for his family, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

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