Bob L Craig Herrin - Bob Lee Craig, born Bobby Lee Craig, 84, passed away at 3:05 am Thursday July 07, 2011 at the Veterans Administration Community Living Center. Bob was born on October 28, 1926 to Elmer & Nellie (Cudney) Craig. On Feb. 24the, 1946 he married his childhood sweetheart Patsy L Craig . The two shared 64 wonderful years of marriage before Patsy passed away in 2010. In February of 1944, Bob joined the Navy, he spent 3 years and 7 months during W.W.II and among other medals he also received the Philippine Liberation Medal. After returning home Bob worked at Norge as a foreman for several years, owned and operated Craig's Beauty Supply and Craig's Laundry Mats, both in Herrin. Bob was a Life Member and Past Commander of the VFW Post 1567 in Herrin. Besides being a great father and an "all around nice guy" he enjoyed many things. He loved to play golf, swim, play cards with friends, dancing, fixing up things around the house and especially liked taking care of his yard and his garden. He is survived by his children, Robert Craig and wife Vicki of Herrin & Kathy Shelton and husband Ron of Tampa, Fla ; four Grandchildren, Ryan Craig and wife Michelle of South Bend, Ind., Rebecca Herrman and husband Andy of Mishawaka, Ind., Derrick Shelton and wife Allison of Tampa, Fla., and Craig Shelton and wife Hillary, of Gurnee; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, six siblings, parents and grandparents. The family would like to especially thank his Great-Niece, Lori Denham from Crenshaw, who was by his side almost every day for the last year of his life. She always made him smile. A thank you to the Veterans Administration Hospital and Staff in Marion. The services they provided Bob in the last year have went above and beyond. Also a thank you to Addus Health Care Service who provided Bob with the best three people who became like family. Thank you so much - Yavonna, Marsha, and Ramona. Memorial services will be at 11am Monday July 11, 2011 at Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin with the Rev. Donny Colson officiating. A prayer service and Military Rights performed by the VFW Post 1567 and American Legion Post 645 will be following at Herrin City Cemetery.