I wanted to post this memorial for Craig, he was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. I have alot of memories of him, he had a great sense of humor and always made us laugh. He also had a big heart and he would do anything for anyone. He was a special guy, and I could always count on him when I needed someone to talk to. I will always cherish the times we spent together and all the memories we made. Thanks for the memories Missing You Always God Bless You.
I am not sure what to say other than Craig made me smile each time I saw him. He was a friend to my son, and I know a friend to many others. He had a good heart and he will be missed. I have already seen firsthand what pain his loss has caused. May God bless each and every person who mourns this gentle man who left us too soon. I pray that he rests in peace. God bless you Craig.
craig has been a good friend to me for many years. We have laughed together and joked, many good times we shared. This is so hard for me to believe that my dear friend is gone. It saddens me that this wonderful man will not be here with us any more. I wish I could have been able to have spent one more day with him, even if only for a short time, to let him know just how much we all loved him. we his friend will always think of him and love him forever... Craig we love you. God bless you! Your friends and co-workers at arh.
There was a memorial service held today for Craig at work. And it was very comforting and also very sad. He had so many friends that loved him, and several of them spoke of all the fond memories they had of him. We miss him so much but he will be in our hearts forever. We love you, Craig. Rest in peace. You will never be forgotten. You were one in a million.
The love and support shown by Craig’s friends and workmates in Hazard has been a great source of comfort in our loss. You will remain forever in our hearts. It is no small wonder why Craig loved living in his adopted hometown of Hazard.
Craig’s ashes today were spread in the Atlantic Ocean near Cumberland Island, a very beautiful area. May he rest in peace.
HAZARD STIGGER, CRAIG HAMILTON, 40, died Thursday, November 4, 2004, at his residence. He was born January 7, 1964, in Henderson, KY, to George E. and Martha Kemp Watkins Stigger. He was a graduate of Centre College in Danville, KY, a counselor in the drug and psychiatric unit at Hazard Regional Hospital and a member of First Presbyterian Church. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, George Bruce Stigger and his wife, Carla, of Louisville; a niece, Ellie Stigger, and nephew, Ben Stigger, both of Louisville; and an uncle and aunt, Dr. Bill and Annie Watkins of Somerset, KY. A memorial service will be held at a later date in St. Marys, GA. Somerset Undertaking in Somerset is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made on line at www. somersetundertaking.com. Published in The Courier-Journal on 11/6/2004. Guest Book • Flowers • Charities
Craig I have been thinking alot about you these past few days. I miss you so much. and I wish you were here to talk to. I will never understand what happened to you nor the reason why. If only I knew maybe things woud be easier to understand. I love you and I will never forget the times and the talks that we shared.
A few weeks ago, I planted a Red Crimson Maple in my backyard in memory of my brother Craig. They told me that it would stay red all year long and just like Craig, it would stand out from all others. The holidays were very painful for my family without Craig. My kids (ages 6 and 8) would almost explode with joy and excitement when Uncle Craig would come through the door. Craig epitimized the Christmas spirit with his loving, caring and giving nature. He spoiled my kids with so many toys and other gifts. I am so sad that my kids will never really know Craig. He was such a great guy. Craig's birthday is January 7th and that night, I will be raising a cold Guiness to the heavens in memory of him.
We also presume that we will never know what really happened that horrific night or why. We can only rest in the comfort that Craig is in a better place where nobody will ever hurt him again. His death is truly a tragedy. I miss him so much.
Happy Birthday, Craig. We really miss you, things just aren't the same here without you. I miss your great smile and all the wonderful things you always done for others. And you always had time to listen no matter how busy you were. You were a true friend. Thanks for the memories. Love you Always
You are gone from us, but never forgotten. There are more people who cared about you than you realized and they will not forget you. Thanks for trying to help me out when you did and thanks for befriending my family. I hope you have found peace my friend.
You have really been on my mind alot these past few days. I miss you so much and I would give anything if I could just hear your voice one more time. I keep asking myself why (just like your family and friends do) and I realize that we will never know. I love you and I will never forget the times we shared and the talks we had. You made a huge difference in my life and you also helped me understand alot of things. You had so much knowledge and you wanted to help the world. Always putting others first. So sweet and caring, that is how I will always remember you. Rest in Peace. I will always love you and always miss you.