Obituary of Craig Steven Donker
Introducing Mr. Craig Donker, born 1/22/1960, He was a loving and caring father, brother, son, uncle and grandfather, who went to be with our loving father after a lengthy illness at his home January 3rd, 2023. He joins his Parents, Robert & Audrey Donker, Grandparents, Fred and Minnie Filley; Judy and Howard Donker; son Dustin, his Uncle Fred Filley and older brother, Keith Donker. He was retired, at the time of death and a US Navy Veteran.
Craig was the father of 5 beautiful children, 7 grandchildren, a niece, a nephew and a great niece who he adored and loved to his fullest capacity.
He is survived by his daughters, Kristian, her partner Amy, and Megan of Ohio; his son Adam from Charleston, SC and his sister Sandy Lail and her husband Mickey from Hickory, NC, along with 5 grandchildren of Ohio, a niece, a nephew and a great niece, all of the Hickory, NC area.
Craig served in the U.S. Navy for 14 years, working on a Mine Sweeper. After leaving the U.S. Navy, as an E6, he was employed by Quality Electric in Charleston for several years.
Craig enjoyed outdoor activities in his younger years. He was an avid snow skier and escaped numerous severe injuries many times as he loved to snow ski in Northern Michigan, where he was raised, jumping over man made jumps on the ski slopes. He was a hard worker and loved his youthful years growing up in Northern Michigan. He graduated from Atlanta Community School in 1979.
Craig will be remembered by family and friends for his free fun spirit, his love towards the outdoors, grilling out, animals and family. He loved to spend time with people and have a great time. He never saw any negativity in people but always saw the good. He will be remembered for all he loved and lived for and missed beyond words.
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