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William D. Craighead Sr., 76

JAN. 30, 1935-SEPT. 6, 2011

September 06, 2011

William D. Craighead Sr., 76, of Falling Waters, W.Va., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born Jan. 30, 1935, in Fayette, W.Va., he was the son of the late Thomas "Ted" and Virginia (Shank) Craighead.

He was a retired member of Steamfitters Local 486 and played music locally for 20 years.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Alona F. (Hawthorne) Craighead; sons, William D. Craighead II of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Joey D. Craighead of Hedgesville, W.Va.; daughters, Billie Crawford of Falling Waters, Doneen Johnson of Williamsport, Md., Diana Keyser of Clear Spring, Md., and Donna Hinson of Wilmington, N.C.; sister Betty Pemberton of Beckley, W.Va.; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three faithful canine companions, Roxie, Bernie and Bently.

Services and burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25401.

Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md.

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