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Obituary For

Eugene Craighead

12/16/1929 - 09/03/2017

Eugene Craighead passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017.  The family will be receiving friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 9th at Spirit Church with Pastor Dr. Darryl Wootton officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home. Eugene Paul Craighead was born December 16, 1929 in Vici, OK to Rufus C. and Bessie (Collins) Craighead. Eugene started his career at Phillips Petroleum Co. at the age of 18 in the mailroom. He worked in many areas of the company and retired after 38 years of dedicated service as the Materials Control Supervisor. Eugene had a servant’s heart. He loved God, his family and his church, Spirit Church. He helped in the church in numerous ways such as Sunday School Superintendant, youth sponsor, young married couple advisor, Adult Sunday School teacher and Deacon. Eugene is survived by his  wife of seven years, Linda Thurman Craighead, of the home, twin sister, Imogene Fuqua, age 87, brother, R.C. Craighead, age 90, and sister, Alberta Stroud, age 95. Eugene is also survived by his three children; Elaine Arnold and husband, Chuck, of Mustang, OK, Connie Standridge and husband, Randy, of Bartlesville, and Alan Craighead of Sugar Hill, GA and two step-daughters, Tonya Thurman and Melissa Thurman of Tulsa. He was blessed with eight grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; Rufus and Bessie Craighead, and his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Estes Craighead; also his sisters: Ora Lankford, Lorene Symes, Georgia Craighead, Lois Wellborn, Helen Harrison, Edith Davis; and his brothers: Raymond Craighead, Ralph Craighead, Rev. Charles Craighead and Rev. Bill Craighead. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Spirit Church - All In Fund, 900 South Dewey Avenue, Bartlesville, OK 74006 or by texting 918-876-4141 and typing in the key word "Craighead" for making a direct donation.



"Blessed Assurance"

"How Great Thou Art"

"What A Day That Will Be"

"It Is Well With My Soul"

Vocalist - Ike Amaro


Pastor Dr. Darryl Wootton


09/09/2017 06:00 pm
Spirit Church
900 South Dewey Avenue
Bartlesville OK 74003


09/08/2017 11:00 pm - 09/09/2017 01:00 am
FAMILY RECEIVING FRIENDS -- Walker-Brown Funeral Home
4201 E. Nowata Rd.
Bartlesville OK 74006


09/09/2017 07:15 pm
Memorial Park Cemetery
4200 E. Nowata Rd.
Bartlesville OK 74006


In Lieu of Flowers -- Spirit Church All In Fund
900 South Dewey Avenue
Bartlesville OK 74003

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  • Posted by Bill and Sharon Sole from Kerrville, Texas
    Dearest Linda, Tonya, and Melissa, You are in our thoughts and prayers for the passing of Eugene. He was such a wonderful and loving Christian man. We know his earthly presence will be missed, but we also know he is free of pain and is now with our Heavenly Father. We will miss him too. We know how much he loved all of you and in doing so earned our love and respect. We love you.
    09/04/2017 at 08:52pm
  • Posted by Jessica Hargrove from Bartlesville, Oklahoma
    Tonya, I'm so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I'll be praying for comfort and that when you look back on this time your memories are filled with family and togetherness. Jessica
    09/05/2017 at 03:37pm
  • Posted by Linda Buie from Bartlesville, Oklahoma
    I'm so sorry to hear about Brother Craighead, he was a wonderful Godly man. He had a wonderful servants heart ! I remember many things he did for the church, but one thing that sticks out in my mind is when he installed new doors throughout the church, he worked very hard and was very maticulas about the way he installed them! I use to clean the church and he would be there when I was cleaning, he and I had conversations about those doors:) I noticed how important it was to him that he did a good job!:) he also had a tender heart, and a genuine love for people! I know he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family! Blessings
    09/06/2017 at 07:01pm
  • Posted by Darryl & Faith Wootton from Bartlesville, Oklahoma
    Bro. Eugene was a hero. His wisdom touched multiple generations of Christ followers. His humble leadership and genuine compassion impacted my entire family. I will miss his encouragement, his laugh, and his friendship. Your precious family is in our prayers this week. May the God of all comfort surround you and give you peace. Heaven is sweeter. Love and prayers, Darryl & Faith Wootton
    09/08/2017 at 10:19pm