William J. Craig
William John Craig, 87, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Woodhaven Hall, in Williamsburg Landing, Va.
A memorial service will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Alvin P. Anderson Auditorium at Williamsburg Landing, 5700 Williamsburg Landing Drive, Williamsburg. A burial service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.
He was born June 21, 1924, in Philadelphia, to the late Alexander and Anna Leibfried Craig. He served in the Army Air Corps as a B-24 pilot in the 5th Air Force, 43rd Bomb Group, 63rd Squadron, “The Seahawks,” during World War II.
Bill graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was an executive at ARCO, having retired in 1984 after a career of more than 40 years.
Bill was a devoted husband and father and loved his family and friends. He and his wife, Eleanor, moved to Williamsburg in 2005, after having spent the majority of their retirement years in Whispering Pines. While there, he was a member of Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines. Bill became a member of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church in 2009. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed extensive travel with Eleanor during his retirement years.
He was preceded in death in 2009 by his loving wife, Eleanor Moore Craig. He is survived by four sons, William A. (Joyce) Craig, of Williamsburg, Va., Charles (Rebecca) Craig, of Prairieville, La., Robert (Jeanette) Craig, of Poquoson, Va., and David Craig, of Southern Pines; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth Hunt, of Havertown, Pa.
The family would like to express its deepest appreciation and gratitude to the staff at Woodhaven Hall for the compassion and loving care they gave him.
Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsencares.com.
Nelsen Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.