Lank Craig (2018-09-20 14:26:01)

Lank Craig, age 98, of Shull's Mill Road, Blowing Rock, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 18, 2018, at his home.

Lank was saved as a young man, raised his family in a Christian home and was a devoted husband and father. He was a member of Sandy Flats Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. He was a WWII veteran having served in the US Army where he served in the 101st Airborne Division in Europe.

Lank is survived by four daughters, Kathy Townsend and husband Herbert of Boone, Dianne James and husband Reverend Delmer James of Sugar Grove, Betty Moretz and husband Jerry of Boone, and Lynn Rutter and husband Paul of Blowing Rock; one sister, Ruby Tipton of Blowing Rock; one granddaughter, Myra Cook and husband Robert of Boone, and seven grandsons, Wendell Townsend and wife Michelle of Todd, David James and girlfriend Jessica Martin and Timothy James and wife Kim, all of Boone, Adam Lewis and wife Brittany, Sterling Lewis, Wesley Lewis, and Ethan Lewis, all of Blowing Rock. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carmalee Coffey Craig; two sisters, Lee Holder and Mary Ford, and four brothers, Butler, Hazen, Bill, and Frank Craig.

Funeral services for Lank Craig will be conducted Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 3:00 o'clock at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Max West, Reverend Delmar James and Reverend Jackson Lawley will officiate. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow in White Springs Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 PM, at the chapel, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the White Springs Cemetery Fund, in care of Linda Mills, 159 Hollifield Road, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 28605, or to Medi Home Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

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Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.