In Loving Memory

Dr. Randy W. Craig

April 4, 1956 - December 10, 2022


Dr. Randy Wayne Craig, age 66, of Lucedale, MS, passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2022.  Dr. Craig was a native of Texas, however spent more than half his lifetime in the Alabama-Mississippi area.

Dr. Craig graduated from Mississippi State University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.  For over 30 years he practiced not only in the greater Mobile area, but also in his native area of West Texas.  In 2007 in addition to his veterinary work, he began his teaching career at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview TX.  In 2014 he joined the faculty of University of Mobile as Professor of Biology.  Dr. Craig had a passion for teaching not just students, but everyone he encountered. 

Dr. Craig was predeceased by his father, Billy Craig of Tahoka TX.

He is survived by his wife, Patti Craig; daughter, Shauna White (Blake); and four grandchildren, Lane, Avery, Maddison, Cayliegh of Monroeville AL; mother, Margie Whitaker (Buck); sister, Sherry Martin (Bobby); nieces, Jennifer and Mandy; and nephew, Jay from Lubbock, TX.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at 2PM.  The service will be located at University of Mobile, College Woods Center, 5860 College Pkwy, Eight Mile, AL 36613.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Jessica Townsend

    A great man that will always be remembered. You will be missed, Doc.

  2. Christine Longo

    So thankful to have had the opportunity to have learned from Dr. Craig. He will be greatly missed.

  3. Traci Freeman

    The loss of a great friend and colleague, You will be greatly missed. Godspeed my dear friend.

  4. Sherry Craig Martin

    Ride High sweet brother !!! Your the best !! Love you Big and sure will miss you ! See you on the other side ✨✨💔🕊️🙌🏼
    ❤️😘Your favorite sister

  5. Keith Paschal

    He was a great guy just as was his Dad ! Prayers for the family!

  6. Donna Raindl

    Deepest sympathy to Margie, Sherry, Randy’s wife and his family in his sudden passing. I have not seen Randy in years and am proud he had made such a name for himself in Alabama. Prayers for comfort during this sad time from a 1974 Tahoka Classmate.
    Donna Raindl

  7. Clay and Carla Lewis

    We were so shocked to hear of Randy’s death. He was a dear friend and we spent many hours at each others homes. He was talented in many areas and was always willing to help in whatever projects we had going. Patti, we love you.

  8. Donna Nall

    As truly one of a kind, our loss is immeasurable and he will be dearly missed. We are all so much richer for having him as part of our lives.
    I trusted and respected Dr. Craig immensely. Such a wonderful man. Informative, thorough and so knowledgeable and the absolute best Veterinarian!

    Thank you for your honesty, your knowledge, the chats that you and Patti would have with me through my tears at times. But most of all the wonderful care and love that you provided to my fur babies, Angello, Levi and Rooster.

    Thank you for allowing me to be one of your client’s. You have gifted me with knowing you. Thank you for always being there when I needed you.

    I will treasure my memories. It’s never going to be the same. Love you Dr. Craig, love you Patti. I am here for you always. May God give you and your family strength and hold you close. ❤

  9. Tonia Nagel

    I had the pleasure of knowing a great man. He taught me a lot through our late night rescues. He was someone I knew I could always depends on when I had an emergency situation with an animal. Or when he wanted me to get involved on an abuse situation. He will greatly be missed. Until we meet again! Ride high Doc ❤️


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