Charles R. Craige

Apr 22, 2014

1927 — 2014

CANTON — Charles Robert Craige, 86, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014.

Charles was the oldest of three sons born to the late William and Pearl Craige on Aug. 1, 1927.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He worked for 26 years at Enka as a rayon chemist. He later owned and operated Craig’s Gifts in Waynesville for 30 years.

Charles is survived by his loving, devoted wife of 65 years, Katherine Reynolds Craige; three daughters, Kathy (Ron) Anderson, of Fayetteville, Georgia, Patricia (Wayne) Haskins, of LaGrange, Georgia, and Reneé  (Ricky) Trantham, of Canton; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Tommy (Peggy) Craige; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Newfound Road with the Rev. Mike Boyd officiating.