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Craig A. Good

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Craig A. Good of Cherokee,age 62, passed away Monday, May 21, 2012, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee. Magrey DeVega will be officiating. Visitation will be today from noon until 7 p.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home with the family present from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.

Craig A. Good, the son of William and Mildred (Leonard) Good, was born on Sept. 24, 1949, in Cherokee. He graduated from Washington High School in Cherokee. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. After sustaining injuries during combat, he was honorably discharged from service. He was presented with a Purple Heart.

Craig returned to Cherokee and was employed by Brown Auto Supply. He married Darla VanPelt on March 5, 1976. They were blessed with a son, Willie. Craig entered into a partnership with Jim Schallau and Bob Hirshmann, opening South Side Supply in Cherokee. He later became the sole owner, and operated the business for over 30 years. In September of 2006, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. As the disease progressed, he was forced to close South Side Supply in December of 2007.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Audrey Nelson.

Craig loved cars, hunting and exotic animals. He enjoyed collecting antiques and Coca-Cola memorabilia. He was a man with a wonderful sense of humor, and a special place in his heart for his grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Darla, of rural Cherokee; his son, Willie and his wife, Amber and children, Brayden and Emma of Cherokee; two brothers, Ronnie (Kathy) Good of Meriden, and Louis Good; a sister, Shari Downing of Lake City, Fla.