Craig L. Gay

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Craig L. Gay

December 21, 1967 - December 01, 2018

Craig L. Gay Craig L. Gay, age 50, passed away Dec. 1, 2018 while at home in Traverse City after a prolonged illness.
A celebration of life memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. It will be held at Peegeo's banquet hall located on High Lake Road, East Bay Township, Traverse City. All who knew Craig are invited to come and share their memories. Small food and refreshments will be provided.
Craig was born in Ann Arbor on Dec. 21, 1967 to his loving parents, Byron and Sheila. His family has been rooted in Traverse City for close to 50 years.
Craig is survived by his parents; his older brother, Bill and wife, Beth; and his identical twin brother, Kevin and wife, Mary Jane. He was married to Yvonne Doehring-Gay at the time of his passing.
Craig graduated from Traverse City High School in 1986. He was an accomplished locksmith and safe technician for 25 years while working for the family's business, Northwest Lock, located in Traverse City. He also had exceptional other talents/skills, some being graphic artistry and automotive mechanics.
His hobbies included hunting, gun collecting, target practicing with his uncle, Ron, and annual camping trips with a group of friends, the "Buffalo's."
Published on December 4, 2018
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Buffalo family
Dec 06, 2018
Craig you are free from this earth and the suffering you endured. The grace of our Heavenly Father is now with you. May you look down on us all to remind us how fragile life is. You will be missed greatly, we love you our fellow brother...TaTonka

Ride that great white buffalo for eternity ....we will be with you again
Troy Tharp
Dec 06, 2018
I worked with Craig at the Home Depot. He always had a smile on his face and and always said I can do that no matter what task it was. I am lucky to know Craig he was such a very nice hard working man. Craig and I used to joke around about his bright yellow truck I called it bumblebee we always laughed I will miss him so much. To the Family of this wonderful Man. I will pray for your family.
Phillip and Claris Beatty
Dec 05, 2018
Craig as a 3-year old was sitting at the evening dinner table with his two brothers when I first met your sons. So much life, potential and energy! We pray at this time of loss that you will be able to focus on all the good years you had with Craig. We was blessed to have you all as parents and brothers.
Penny west
Dec 05, 2018
Gay Family,
You have my deepest sympathy, Craig was a great guy. RIP Craig, no more pain and illness.
Margie Clark
Dec 05, 2018
Byron, Sheila, Kevin, Bill, Love you guys! But how much more our precious Lord Loves you.His arms are so big to hold you all and whisper He Loves you❤️
Todd and Sam Bontet
Dec 04, 2018
Craig was always such a sweet and kind person. And funny too....we have pictures of a day when we all went boating and Craig hilariously tried to get comfortable on a kid’s floatie in the water. Such a cool guy and so sad to hear of his passing. So sorry for your loss. Rest easy, Craig. ❤️
Bryan & Sheryl
Dec 04, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Praying God will comfort you with His peace as only He can.
Becky Rohde
Dec 04, 2018
Craig was a great person. I knew him from 1st grade through high school and graduated with him too. He will be greatly missed. Take care my friend.
Stephen & Kimberly Fulton
Dec 04, 2018
Byron & Sheila, Bill & Beth, and Kevin & Mary,
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are an exceptional family, and each of you are so special to us. Our deepest sympathy, love, and prayers are with you as you remember and celebrate your wonderful son and brother, Craig.
Jim & June Roe
Dec 04, 2018
Byron and Shelia
We offer our deepest care and sympathy for your loss. We pray for the grace of the Lord Jesus to cover you and bring you comfort.