March 10, 1931 - June 24, 2017
In loving memory of James Craig:
James Craig, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Dallas Retirement Village. After a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma, he went home to see His Savior —
Face to face—oh, blissful moment!
Face to face—to see and know;
Face to face with my Redeemer,
Jesus Christ Who loves me so.
— and his one and only Betty Maxine.
He was known by many names: Jim, Jimmy, James, Jaime’, JC, Son, Brother, Uncle Jim, Dad, Papa and Papa Great.
He was born on March 10, 1931, in Northern Ireland to David and Alison Craig.
His love for good desserts started in his mother’s bakery, run from his childhood home.
At the age of 18, he set across the Atlantic and found Betty Maxine Larter, whom he married in 1954, eventually settling in Rochester, N.Y.
He worked in human resources for 37 years, during which time he did extensive international travel.
In 1971, his job took him to Pleasanton, Calif., where he continued to work in HR until his retirement in 1993. A move to Dallas in 2001, and many more good friends and memories were made.
Jim could walk into many Dallas businesses and call people by name. He was loved by so many.
He leaves behind a brother, Drew (Georgie) Craig; a sister, Alison (Jim) Ditomassi; two children, Kevin (Patti) Craig and Colleen (Jerry) Linscheid; five grandchildren; and two great-grands.
A private interment will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017. An open reception will be held at Evangelical Bible Church, Dallas, at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 10, for light refreshments.
Bring your best Jim stories.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you could send a memorial contribution to Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center for the new kitchen/dining room building fund, in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, who is caring for the family.