Jimmy “Blackjack” Craig, 66, of Bassett, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 8, 1952 in Bassett to the late Harry Craig and the late Rosie Deal Craig. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son, Ronald Underwood; grand daughter, Amanda; brothers, Ronnie Craig, Russell Craig, Darrell Craig, Edward Craig and Elgin Craig; and sisters, Mildred Griffin, Frances Fretwell and Lucille Rakes. He was a former chief of Bassett Volunteer Fire Department and he worked security at Sovah Hospital in Martinsville.
Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Marie Craig; son, Richard Craig; step-son, Robbie Wood; step-daughter, Susan Southern; grandchildren, Skyler Craig, Tyler Craig and seven other grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; brothers, Roger Craig, Ramey Craig (Cheryl), Terry Craig (Rhonda), Carlton Craig (Nancy), and George Craig (Katherine); sisters, Brenda Setlife (Dale) and Janice Wright (Curtis).
Visitation will be Tuesday, February, 19, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at Bassett Funeral Service. The funeral will be Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Bassett Funeral Service followed by the burial at Roselawn Burial Park.