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Eldon "John" Leon Craig

August 28, 1937 ~ October 20, 2021 (age 84)


Eldon (John) Leon Craig, age 84, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at his home in Cottonwood, Arizona. He graduated from Bryant High School in 1955 and was a veteran of the US Marines where he served as an Embassy Guard at the United States Embassy in Rome, Italy. He retired from the US Post Office after working for many years as a letter carrier in Portland, Indiana.
     Eldon Craig was born August 28, 1937 in Jay County the son of Roy and Martha Etta (Brumbaugh) Craig.

He is survived by his three daughters-
Christia Hewlett (husband BJ), Hollywood, Florida
Michelle Goodhew, Ridgeville, Indiana
Nicole Craig, Cottonwood, Arizona
Grandson Craig Goodhew & Granddaughter Christiana (Yzzy) Hewlett 
Brother Steve Craig, Portland, Indiana
Sister Arlene Franklin (husband-Ralph), New Castle, Indiana 
Numerous nieces and nephews
He is preceded in death by six of his siblings: Virginia Brockway, Verlin (Doc) Craig, Lois (Katie) Gillum, Dale Craig, Alva Dean Craig and Nancy Meshberger, Warren

     Eldon enjoyed fishing, gardening, train rides and spending time with his family. He also loved to spend time talking with his Marine friends about their service together. In his community in Centreville, VA he was well known for being a kindly neighbor who always helped others mow their yard and had time to visit and talk.
    Visitation will be held Saturday October 30th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland, Indiana. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the IOOF Cemetery in Pennville, Indiana.  American Legion Post #211 of Portland and the Marine Honor Guard will conduct military graveside rites.  

     In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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October 30, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

Funeral Service
October 30, 2021

2:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

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