Obituary for Herbert Raymond Craig, Jr.

Herbert Raymond Craig, Jr., age 76 of Pulaski passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Junior was born July 1, 1944 in Pulaski, Va. He is the son of the late Herbert Raymond Craig, Sr. and Violet Smith Craig. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Linda Craig Back.

He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Geraldine (Gerri) Mooney Craig, daughter Debbie Craig of Pulaski, VA., son and daughter in law Scott Craig and Anita of Pulaski, VA., two wonderful grandchildren, Justin Tanner Trail and Corie Madison Craig both of Pulaski, VA., brothers James “Ronnie” Craig (Veta) of Max Meadows, VA. and Robert “Bobby” Craig (Debra) of Pulaski, VA., along with several nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends.

Junior was a proud VETERAN of The United States Army, serving as an Airborne Qualified Cryptographer in the 50th Signal Battalion during the early 60’s. After his time served, Junior entered the work force at Radford Army Ammunition Plant, completing over 13 years of service.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Bower Funeral Home-Chapel Pulaski, VA. with lifelong friend Rev. Johnny Howlett officiating. Interment followed at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin, VA. where he was escorted by the Patriot Guard and received full military honors by V.F.W. Post #1184, Pulaski, VA.

The Craig Family is under the great care of Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski, VA. To sign Junior’s online guestbook, please visit