On September 2, 1962, a treasure was born in Athens, Greece to his parents, Arthur and Jeroline Craig. Affectionately known as “Sonny”, Arthur Craig, Jr. would begin his wonderful life with his large family of siblings and love. After some years of health challenges, he departed this life into eternal rest on October 8, 2020.
During his younger years, Sonny attended elementary school in Spain and in California, due to his father’s military duty. After the family returned to Cincinnati, Ohio Sonny attended Withrow High School and graduated Class of 1980. He also attended Ohio Vocational School in a program for security guard certification. Sonny’s original dream was to become a police officer.
As a young man, he worked as Head of Security at the Avondale Town Center. There, he garnished many long-lasting friendships and relationships. In 1984, Arthur welcomed his first child, a wonderful son named Christopher Robert. While working at the Avondale Towne Center he met the love of his life Donna M. Cutts, who also worked there. They were joined in Holy Matrimony on January 26, 1991 in front of a host of family and friends. To this union would be born two children, Tiffany Ann and Brandon Jamall.
In 1988, Arthur began a steel-working career at ILSCO Corp. He absolutely loved his job and co-workers. He was an employee at ILSCO for 32 years, even through sickness, right until the end. Arthur was baptized at and became a member of Southern Baptist Church in Avondale, under the leadership of the late Rev. James E. Milton. Arthur served the church faithfully for many years in different capacities, including Youth Ministry Director, Children’s Church Worker and Deacon Ministry, etc. He also served as a member of the Safety & Security Team of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs & Choruses, Inc.
Over the years, Arthur was known for his amazing cooking skills, especially on the grill. He helped prepare meals for many events and gatherings. Sonny loved spending times with his family,
traveling, watching sports and supporting everyone he could - especially the Bengals.
Arthur was preceded in death by: his father, Arthur Craig, Sr. He leaves to mourn his loss: his wife, Donna Marie Craig; children, Christopher Robert Brown (Cassie), Tiffany Ann Craig and Brandon Jamall Craig; mother, Jeroline Craig; siblings, Gregory Craig (Vera), Gerald Craig, Subrina Craig Patmon (Ralph), Carol Stafford, Darryl Craig, Gary Craig, Gary Craig, Reginald Craig, Terrance Craig, Stephanie Craig and Bobby Craig; grandchildren, Serenity, Natasha, Nicholas, Cameron, Alex, Isabella and Zara; special friends, John and Regina Woods and Lamont and Henrietta Moore; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, church family, friends and co-workers.
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