Craig Charles Strauss

Craig Strauss went to be with the Lord December 4, 2018 at Providence Hospital surrounded by his family.

Celebration of Life: Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the China Spring Tabernacle, 127 Ford Street, China Spring, Texas.  Join us for a reception to follow at the China Spring Tabernacle. Please dress casual, jeans preferred. Bring your favorite memories, stories, and photos to share with the family.

Craig was born to Charles and June Strauss March 27, 1959 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

Craig spent his early childhood in Michigan engaging in his many hobbies. In the summer, he rode horses, swam, and played baseball. He enjoyed snow sledding through the forest and playing hockey on Horseshoe Bend in the winter.

In 1973, Craig’s family moved to Waco, Texas. He attended North Junior High and Waco High School. Craig’s passion was playing football. He played varsity football at Waco High School his Sophomore, Junior and Senior year. In 1976, Craig was named High School All American in football. His other hobbies included: riding motorcycles, fishing, cooking, barbecuing, and watching the Dallas Stars and Dallas Cowboys. He also continued to enjoy swimming. He would entertain the kids at the pool by doing “slippers” off the high dive.

Craig accepted a football scholarship to the University of Texas in Arlington. After college Craig returned to Waco and became a Sales Representative for Glacier Wine Company. His next career was with Huck Mfg. After several years with Huck Mfg., he began driving semi-trucks, which he continued for the rest of his working days.

In 2015, Craig moved to Granbury, Texas where he enjoyed the quiet and peaceful living of country life. He was happy to be living close to and being a part of the lives of his daughter, Whitney and grandchildren, Destinee and Rylee.

He is remembered for his incredible smile and laugh, his big heart, and sense of humor. He had a gift for making others laugh too and always gave great hugs.

Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and June Strauss. He is survived by his daughter, Whitney of Granbury; stepsons, Shawn Fox, Christian (Bubba) Curtis Mays and wife, Jade of Ft. Worth and Chris Mays of Little Rock, AR; grandchildren, Destinee and Rylee Wise; sisters, Jayne of Austin, Lynn Dunlap and husband, Robert of Crawford; brothers, Jim and wife, Cindy of Denton and David of Waco; nephews, Bobby Dunlap and Eric Strauss; nieces, Julie Preston and Annie Dunlap. He is also survived by Janice Belkin, the mother of his daughter and stepchildren.

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  1. Love you and miss you so much daddy

  2. Too many friends we have lost. Will miss you Craig.

  3. God Bless and Peace be with the Family. You will be missed Buddy! Thanks for being there that day at WHS when all hell broke loose. I’m glad you were on my side. Rest in Peace and hope to see you again someday on the other side.

  4. Dear papa , I know you probably won’t be able to read this but I’m gonna speak it to you one day when I come up to. Heaven with you im gonna miss all the good times we had and all the chocolate pudding we had, pool memories , so many others I reqlly trully do miss you like crazy love you forever and always Aka 2 days past forever ❤️

  5. Craig….Rest in peace my brother, for we will meet again some day. I can’t tell how much I miss you. Since your death all I’ve been thinking about are all the memories we’ve had together. I keep thinking about the last telephone call me had the week before your death. How we laughed about all the crazy things we did in high school. Say hi to Mom and Dad. Love you Craiger.

  6. Mike and sandra lain

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. We lived next door to Craig and his family in the late 70’s. We had a lot of fun in school. Made some awesome memories too. Dude. You will be missed. But never forgotten.

  7. Condolences to you and your family! Many memories of the Strauss brothers playing football at WHS!

  8. Happy 60th birthday daddy… I love and miss you so much…

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