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Michael Craig

May 19, 1954 — May 30, 2024

Beebe

Michael Craig

Michael Lee “Poppie” Craig passed away peacefully at his home in Beebe, Arkansas on Thursday, May 30, 2024.

 

Born May 19, 1954, in Miami, Florida, Michael was the cherished son of the late Elizabeth Jane and Francis Samuel Craig. He attended the University of Tennessee and graduated with a business degree. Michael began his career in hospitality and sales before co-founding Magnum Security where he spent the last 20 years of his career. In recent years, he was retired, and spent most of his time working on cars and enjoying the slow pace of life. 

 

Michael is survived by his beloved children: Nikki (Jim) Daveluy of Midland, MI; Kelsey (Daniel) Garland of Lewisville, TX; Davis (Bridget) Mills of Searcy, AR; and Dustin (VaLynn) Mills of Beebe, AR. He was a proud grandfather to Bailey, Hackler (Julianna), William, Hannidy, Wyatt, Lucas, Clinton, Hayes, and Beckett. He is also survived by his brother Gordon (Debbi) Craig of Melbourne Beach, FL, as well as his niece and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Marion Davis Craig, and his sister, Darcy Grathwohl.

 

We will forever carry his memory in our hearts.

 

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers and friends who provided support during this time. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

 

A celebration of Michael’s life will be held on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Beebe. Visitation will take place from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. He will be entombed in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

 

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Visitation

Monday, June 3, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Lighthouse Pentecostal Church

505 N Apple St, Beebe, AR 72012

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Funeral Service

Monday, June 3, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Lighthouse Pentecostal Church

505 N Apple St, Beebe, AR 72012

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Entombment

Monday, June 3, 2024

Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens Mausoleum

404 W Dewitt Henry Dr, Beebe, AR 72012

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