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Robert "Bob" Bradbury Craig

Robert "Bob" Bradbury Craig

BATON ROUGE - On Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, our loss here on earth began a grand celebration in heaven for our dear “Bob Bob.”
Robert “Bob” Bradbury Craig was born Dec. 13, 1928 in Rayne to James Hugh and Myrta Fair Craig. He grew up in his beloved town of Rayne.
A graduate of Rayne High School, Bob was a talented member of the 1944 Rayne High Wolves 6-man football team, the first and only Rayne High football state championship team.
Upon graduation, he proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army 1st Infantry in Taegu, Korea.
Upon returning from military service, he attended and graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge with a BS in accounting. He had a distinguished career with the Louisiana State Legislature Auditors office, retiring as a First Assistant Legislative Auditor.
Bob was also a proud member of the Sons of the American Revolution having served as president of the local General Philemon Thomas Chapter.
He was one of the best fast-pitch softball pitchers of his time, playing in towns across the state such as Port Barre, Mowata, the Cove and for Baton Rouge teams of Jax Beer and CC Fish.
In addition, he began coaching youth softball in the 60’s and continued coaching in the men’s leagues through the 90’s. He taught many a young men lessons that went far beyond the fields -- how to be good ball players and better men.
Left to share wonderful memories of a life well-lived are his son and daughter-in-law Bobby and Sherry Craig; his grandchildren who were his everything Ryan, Stephanie, Whitney and Nicki. He was also blessed with nieces and nephews who loved him dearly, Dr. Edward and Laura Milligan, Bo and Debbie King, Jimmy and Celine Craig, Kim and Cliff Jones, Jan and Bill Gregory, and their families.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life for over 68 years, his wife Grace Hayes Craig; his parents; and siblings, Jimmy, Richard “Dickie Boy” and Fair.
Funeral services will be held at Rabenhorst East on Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 9-11 a.m. with a prayer service at 11 a.m.
Burial will be in Kentwood Cemetery following the prayer service.
Special thanks to Hospice of Baton Rouge, especially Ximena and our beloved Katharyn who gave two years of constant care and comfort.
RIP Bob -- you were the most kind and gentle man. All who knew you loved and respected you.

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