BLUFF CITY — Craig Thomas Howard, age 57, 102 Egypt Road, Bluff City, TN, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Bristol Regional Medical Center.
A native of Kingsport, he was the son of Betty Lady and the late Thomas Howard. Craig was employed as a Nurse Practitioner in Morristown, TN. He was a member of First Christian Church of Bluff City. He loved his family, church family, dogs and horses.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Brown Howard; mother, Betty Jo Lady and step- father, George Lady; sister, Kelly Jo Howard; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Brenda Brown; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Meg Brown; several aunts, uncles, cousins and his church family.
The funeral service will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, July 14, 2011, at the Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel with Mr. Ron Whitacre, minister officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:00 P.M. prior to the service in the chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home and any time at the residence, 102 Egypt Road, Bluff City.
The graveside service and interment will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, July 15, 2011, at the Centerview Church of Christ Cemetery, Elizabethton, TN. Active pallbearers will be Gary Brown, Neil Miller, Shawn Horton, Anthony Lyons, Shelby Miller, Larry Miller and Larry Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and elders of First Christian Church of Bluff City, his church family and co-workers, Wendal D. Jackson and George D. Lady. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 9:15 A.M. Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Bluff City, P.O. Box 217, Bluff City, TN 37618.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guestbook.
Tetrick Funeral Home-Bluff City Chapel is serving the Howard family. 423-538-7131