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Sutton Memorial Home
Saturday September 29th, 2018
9:30am - 11:00am

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Taylorville Christian Church
Saturday September 29th, 2018

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Justin Craig

Justin Craig, 32 of Springfield, IL passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:19 a.m. at his home in Springfield, IL after a long and brave battle against Ewing Sarcoma. He was born on March 9, 1986 in Taylorville, IL the son of Lori (Bill) Buschon and John (Marlene) Craig. He married his long-time fiancé Vanessa Martin on November 9, 2016 in Seattle, WA. He was the Senior Systems Engineer for Epic Games. Justin was an exceptional human being, who achieved far beyond the expectations of most his age. He was an incredibly giving, loving, and loyal husband and best friend to his wife. He was a very dedicated, understanding, and patient father to his special needs stepson and sons. He was a caring, respectful, and wonderful son and grandson. Family, honesty, and success were very important to Justin.  He was insightful and determined to leave his mark on this world, and he did.  He was so proud of his career with Epic Games, and so thankful to have been part of the world phenomenon that is Fortnite.  Justin was a rare soul indeed. He was humble, yet playful. He cherished family outings to the woods in Washington, and to the Cardinal games in St. Louis. Justin Craig will be forever missed, loved, and remembered.

He is survived by his Wife: Vanessa Craig of Springfield, IL; Sons: Jaxen, Bodhi and Matthew all of Springfield, IL; Parents: Lori (Bill) Buschon and John (Marlene) Craig; Grandparents: Jim and Janet Roach of Taylorville, and Virginia Craig of Hewittville, IL; Mother-in-Law: Susan Martin of Springfield, IL; Father-in-Law: Fred (Diana) Martin of Clarksdale, AZ; Brother-in Law: Brian Sheppard of Girard, IL; Aunts and Uncles: Kristie (Paul) Jaeger, Anita (Dennis) Bluhm, Eric (Raina) Roach, Lori (Mike) Walter and Ed (Cheryl) Craig. He was preceded in death by his Grandfather: Ora Craig and his Cousin: William Walter.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville. Memorial service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to his children’s college fund C/O: Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Justin Craig

Jane Locascio Sep 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Justin Craig

Glenda & Bill Richards Sep 28 2018 12:00 AM

Special thoughts and prayers for my niece, Vanessa and her children, my sister, Suzy Martin and Justins family. God bless you all as you feel this loss. From John and Evelyn Hasty, Pike Road, AL

John and Evelyn Hasty Sep 28 2018 12:00 AM

MY deepest condolences to you Lori and John. My heart breaks for you!

Rhonda Moma Sep 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Justin Craig

Michael David Sep 27 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Justin Craig

Heather Smith Sep 27 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Justin Craig

Paul Vasquez Sep 26 2018 12:00 AM

A SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent on September 26, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Feezor Engineering, Inc.

Expression of Sympathy Sep 26 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Justin Craig

The Romence Family Sep 26 2018 12:00 AM

It was such a pleasure to work with Justin at Springfield Public School District for the years he was there. It was fun getting to know him and sharing information about razors and Vietnamese food. Sometimes he brought some of the best tasting food Vanessa had prepared. I also remember that he brought fish tacos for all the programmers on his first day of work at the District. What a nice young man for so many reasons. Justin will be missed.

Bill Choat Sep 26 2018 12:00 AM

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