Ronnie Craig, 71 of Novinger, MO passed away Tuesday (June 5, 2018) at his home.

Ronnie Craig, 71 of Novinger, MO passed away Tuesday (June 5, 2018) at his home.

The son of William Earl Thomas and Laura Faye (Osborn) Craig, he was born May 16, 1947 in Kirksville, MO. On August 24, 1968 in Kirksville he was united in marriage to Donna Wiyrick and to this union three children were born, Michelle, Billy and Danny.

Ronnie is survived by two children, Michelle Stonecipher and husband Bobby of Novinger, MO and Billy Craig and wife Regina of Novinger, MO; one brother, Darrell Craig of Kirksville; six grandchildren, Billy Craig Jr., Teaira Haage, Swade Cornelison, Tesia Marie Craig, Dalton Sizemore and Kaleb Stonecipher; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and his dog Sybil Ann.

He was preceded in death by his parent; one son, Danny Craig and one brother, Gary Dean Craig.

Ronnie grew up in Kirksville and attended Kirksville High School, receiving his G.E.D. in 1987. He served his country in the U.S. Army, serving from 1966 to 1968. He worked as the maintenance supervisor for Mid America Dairymen from 1969 to 1985; as a service Technician for T.H.&N. Electric from 1985 to 1986 and then for Schneider Construction from 1987 to 1990.

He was a member of the V.F.W. post #2508. He enjoyed arrowhead hunting, growing tomatoes, spending time with his grandchildren and hot rodding. He was a good and honest friend that was very respected.

Visitation with the family will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Saturday (June 9, 2018) with the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. at the West Chariton Fellowship Church in Novinger, MO with Reverend Jeff Dodson officiating. Burial will be in Mulberry Cemetery, northwest of Kirksville.

Pallbearers will be Billy Craig, Billy Craig Jr., Dalton Sizemore, Aaron Haage, Kaleb Stonecipher, and Bobby Stonecipher.

Arrangements under the direction of Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, 2100 E. Shepherd Avenue, (Highway 6 East), Kirksville, MO 665-3744 • 665-2233