Asheville- Samuel “Sam” James Craig, 88, of the Deerfield Community, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the CarePartners Solace Center following several years of declining health.
A native of Memphis, TN, Sam was born the oldest son of the late Samuel James Craig, Jr. and Bonnie Shelton Craig. He graduated from VPI in 1953 with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He was employed at Northrop-Grumman Corp. for many years, specializing in flight control systems.
He is survived by his loving wife Caroline Edwards Craig of Asheville; one brother, Edward Shelton Craig, nephew Steven Craig and a niece, Barbara Sullivan, all of Atlanta, GA.
A memorial service celebrating Sam’s life will be held at a later date.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.