We are celebrating Craig White joining his Savior. Craig passed away on Jan. 25, 2017, at Riverwalk Commons in Noblesville, at the age of 70, after an extended battle with heart disease and diabetes.
Craig was born Oct. 8, 1946, to Robert and Elizabeth "Betty" White. He graduated from Carmel High School in 1964. He served in the U.S. Army in the 1st Infantry Division as a medic in Vietnam.
Craig married the love of his life, Linda Skow, on Dec. 1, 1973. He spent most of his adult life in Thorntown, where he moved in 1974 and raised his four children.
Craig was active in the community as a leader of Boy Scout Troop 743, mentoring young men around town. He was always welcoming neighbors and young people, whether friends of his children, Boy Scouts, or children who took an interest in his artwork or woodcarving. Craig taught a woodcarving class at the local library for the last several years. He was the architect behind the major remodel of the Thorntown Library, and oversaw all the work.
He and Linda were active members of the Freedom Church in Lebanon.
Craig was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind his wife, Linda; his four children, Robert, Andrea, Jason and Chebon White; daughter-in-law, Krista White; and 10 grandchildren, Jacob White, Robert Kline, Luke and Alek Copeland, Isaak Tow, Reagan and Shelby White, Xander and Ellie Mahan, and Isaiah White. He also leaves behind two great-grandchildren and a community of people who have called him dad from town, powwows and around the country. He will be greatly missed.
Family and friends will gather Saturday, Jan. 28, for visitation from 11 a.m. until time of services at 3 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made to Freedom Church, 2061 Indianapolis Ave., Lebanon, IN 46052.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.
Published on January 25, 2017