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Obituary: Craig, David Wayne

Age 75

CRAIG, David Wayne

David Wayne Craig passed away June 13, 2012 in Spokane, Washington. He was born October 4, 1936 in Wapato, Washington and graduated from Wapato High School. Soon after graduation he married his high school sweetheart Patricia Piland and they began their life and loving 56 year marriage together. Wayne joined the Seattle Fire Department in 1960 and spent the majority of his career at Station 36 in West Seattle where he and Pat raised their family. After retiring they moved to Granite Falls, WA where he was a fire commissioner and very active in the Lions Club. They moved to Williams Lake outside Cheney, WA in 2005 where he enjoyed fishing and life in a small lakeside community.
He is survived by his loving wife Patricia, son Walt Craig of Seattle, daughter Carol Craig Roberts of Mill Creek, and grandson Jake Roberts of Stanwood. Wayne is also survived by his sisters, Ellen Kimm and husband Mark of Cheney, Jane Buxton and husband Jerry of Selah, brother Jerry Craig and wife Karen of Yakima, eleven nieces and nephews and too many cousins and lifelong friends to count. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Dot Craig of Harrah, WA.
Wayne was an exceptional son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to all of us. He took great joy in helping his friends and family, and sometimes perfect strangers. He enjoyed a lifetime of outdoor activities like camping, fishing, boating, hunting and traveling with friends and family.
Wayne will be greatly missed and will always be remembered with love and admiration. A celebration of his life will be held later this summer. Happy fishing Wayne, and save us all a good spot.