Craig Graham

1971 - March 13, 2023

CRAIG JAY GRAHAM, age 51, of Eastman, GA, died Monday, March 13, 2023, at Dodge County Hospital.

Obituary for Craig Graham

CRAIG JAY GRAHAM, age 51, of Eastman, GA, died Monday, March 13, 2023, at Dodge County Hospital.

 Graveside services will be held at 11:00AM Thursday, March 16, at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Grenade, Rev. Patrick Barnett, and Rev. Jim Ward officiating.

 Craig was born in Dublin, GA, a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and a 1989 honor graduate of Dodge County High School. He later graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Textile Engineering. After graduating, he moved to Gastonia, NC and began working at Beverly Knits as an engineer before moving back to Eastman in 1998 where his son Jakob was born soon after. Craig was employed at the Eastman YDC for a short period of time before going to work at YKK in Macon, GA as an engineer for several years. In the mid-2000s, he started his business, Scrubs4U, where he was the owner and operator. He had store locations in both Eastman and Warner Robins for over ten years, where he served the medical community until 2016. In recent years, he tended the family farm and trained quarter horses. He was an avid horseman that rode and tended horses from an early age. He was a dedicated and loving husband and father who was extremely proud of both of his boys. He was also a beloved son to his parents who were blessed to have every day they were able to spend with him. Craig loved horses, collecting marbles, spending time with his family and friends, and doing anything he could to help others. He was a wonderful husband to his wife who he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandparents, Zelda Smith Harrell and Russell Harrell and Paternal Grandparents, Van Taylor Long and Dr. Harold W. Long, MD.

 He is survived by his Wife – Maureen Granados Benevice Graham of Eastman; 2 Sons – Jakob Graham of Lawrenceville and Elijah Jay Graham of Eastman; Mother and Father – LaVerne Harrell Graham and Felton Graham, both of Eastman; Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-law – Melba Rocillo, Emilio Benevice, Nida Benevice, Benette Gatdula, and Coralyn Pruitt (Wilbert); Nephews – Johnathan Pruitt and Kristian Pruitt; Aunts – Claryce Brophy of Eastman and Paula Harrell of Fort Lauderdale, FL; Numerous Extended Family Members, Cousins, and Friends.

 The family may be contacted at the residence of Felton and Laverne Graham, 1310 Airport Rd., Eastman. In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Gideons International Bible Fund.

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