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Mark Alan “Sparky” CraigPassing: February 7, 2020


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ORLEANS – Mark Alan “Sparky” Craig, 66,passed away Friday, February 7, 2020, at Indiana University Health Hospice House in Bloomington.

Born October 6, 1953, in Bedford, he was the son of Lowell and Ruth (Helton) Craig.  He married Anna L. “Sissy” Lee December 22, 1999.

Mark was a retired millwright and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles.   He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Sissy Craig of Orleans
Alan Craig of  Bloomington
step daughters,
Julie Tow of Mitchell
Kari Kinder of El Paso, Texas
Jae Tolbert of Bedford
Kristopher (Erendira) Kinder of El Paso, Texas
great granddaughter,
Eluzai Kinder
Kenny Archer of  Bedford
Robbie Downham
Brad Downham
several uncles and aunts   

His parents; sister, Diane Archer; and nephew, Bruce Downham, preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen and celebration of life will be at a later date.

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14 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Mike and Ann Shoults | http://Paoli Indiana
    Date: February 26, 2020
    Sure will miss you. Rest in peace.
  2. Guest: Craig Stroud | http://In
    Date: February 22, 2020
    Always Heard he had his ways.....if ya know what I mean.....But this Man was always good to me......good friend....respected much.....love ya brother....
  3. Guest: Dennis Myers | http://Summerdale AL
    Date: February 18, 2020
    Sorry to hear this wish all the family comfort I know he was loved go rest high on that mountain Spark
  4. Guest: Sherry and Jalynn Blackwell | http://Mitchell, IN
    Date: February 17, 2020
    So many memories. He fought this for so long. Now rest easy my friend. Also my daughter will miss you too. She always had a spot in her heart for ya. I’ll never forget the time she walked in VFW 9107 and you wasn’t there. She ask the bartender why you wasn’t home. 😂. Always love and miss you!! I’m gonna play Lay me down and Gravity for you buddy. 🙏🏽🙏🏽💔
  5. Guest: Robin Roberts | http://ORLEANS
    Date: February 12, 2020
    I sure will miss ya, Lil Feller!
  6. Guest: Tesa Hatfield Bunch | http://Bedford IN
    Date: February 10, 2020
    Thoughts and Prayers to all friends and family
  7. Guest: Jill Deckard | http://Bedford, IN
    Date: February 10, 2020
    Many good memories of Sparky. One that I will never forget, is when I was a little girl and his ex-wife(Teresa) were babysitting me. I went to Mills Market with him in an old Suburban he had. We pulled into park and he backed right into the bread truck, and all of his windows fell down! I laughed so hard, and he went on into the store and came back out like nothing had happened. Loved his laughter. He always looked out for my sister's and I. He will be missed dearly. Prayers to all the family.
  8. Guest: Jim Underwood | http://springville indiana
    Date: February 10, 2020
    I grew up with Mark on the hill between Bedford and Oolitic Mark was a great friend he and I were the best of Buds then and I will always consider him one of my friends forever. The best years of my young life for sure.
  9. Guest: Steve Cole | http://Bedford Indiana
    Date: February 10, 2020
    Met in the 9th grade. Part of my growing up days. So sorry.
  10. Guest: Alan Craig | http://Bloomington, IN
    Date: February 10, 2020
    I love you, Dad. Rest in peace. I will see you again.
  11. Guest: Steven R Rusty Holloway | http://mitchell, in
    Date: February 10, 2020
    Sparky was a great friend of my brother, Larry. He will be missed! Prayers for the family.
  12. Guest: Bruce Jones | http://Lexingotn TN
    Date: February 9, 2020
    Many good memories of Sparky. We had known each other since back in the 70's. My condolences to his family. RIP, Sparky.
  13. Guest: James Ely | http://Bowling Green
    Date: February 9, 2020
    My Condolences to the Family. I always liked Sparky, he was a good guy.
  14. Guest: Frank Canada | http://Bedford
    Date: February 9, 2020
    So very sorry to hear about your passing Sparky MAY you RIP