Wiley Craig McSpadden

Wiley Craig McSpadden, 77, of College Station, TX, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to so many. He loved his Heavenly Father and it was evident in his life.
Craig was born April 23, 1941 in Teague, TX to Clydell and Merle McSpadden. Craig graduated from Teague High School in 1959. He then graduated from Baylor University in 1963 with a degree of Bachelor of Business Administration. He honorably served our country in the United States Army as a member of the U.S. Army Berlin Brigade.
Craig McSpadden was a banker; he also owned his own insurance agency and finance company. He was an active member of his church and community serving on numerous boards and giving of his time to others. He made a real difference in many people’s lives through his true passion which was volunteering. Craig was co-founder of the Lord’s Community Storehouse in Teague, TX which fed and clothed people in need. He continued serving others at Health For All and Hospice Brazos Valley, both in Bryan, TX.
Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Clydell and Merle McSpadden, his sister, Marcia Lynn Clemmons, and his daughter, Stephanie Lynn McSpadden. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Charlotte McSpadden, his son, Marshall McSpadden and his wife, Kathryn, his brother, Clydell McSpadden, sister-in-law, Barbara McSpadden, brother-in-law, Martin Clemmons, and grandchildren, Eden and Drew McSpadden, and Justin and Jordan Fritsche.
The “Celebration of Life” service for Craig McSpadden will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10 AM at the A&M United Methodist Church, 417 University Dr., College Station, TX 77840. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers of Bryan College Station.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Hospice Brazos Valley or a charity of your choice.

Condolences

  1. So sorry for your loss Charlotte, Marshall & family. Craig was a good man & I know he will be missed. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

  2. I truly enjoyed working with Craig at First National Bank of Teague. He was a wonderful man and a joy to be around. I will miss him.

  3. I am broken hearted to hear of the passing of my dear friend, exercise buddy & 2018 Senior Advisory Committee Member. Craig was always a “bright spot” in the Southwood Community Center. We will all miss his smile, wit, sense of humor & his warmth. My deepest sympathies to his family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Charlotte, so sorry for your loss. I lost my husband 6 years ago, it is difficult. However time does heal

  5. I am so sorry to hear about Craig’s passing. I have known him my whole life and his death leaves a hole in my heart. Charlotte, you and Marshall are in my prayers.

  6. So sorry to hear this Charlotte. Craig was a joy to work with . May God wrap his arms around you & comfort you & the family . * I still have lots of Christmas gifts he gave us all at the bank , he was a nice man .

  7. Charlotte and family, Gary and send our heartfelt condolences on the lose of just a special one.
    Craig was a dear friend and supporter in my career I loved. I have missed him so in our part of the world.
    You two were a blessing in our Teague life.
    You all are in our hearts and prayers.

  8. Dear Charlotte, Marshall and family. My heart breaks for you. I don’t think I have ever been so shocked to read an obituary. My love goes out to you sweet friend. Prayers for peace and calm.

  9. So sorry Charlotte and family for your loss. Praying for all of you at this sad time. God Bless you all. Love in Christ, Tricia

  10. Marshall I only remember your dad smiling! I never saw him seem anything but happy. You are right when you say he was one of the good guys! And you my friend carry his legacy in you. You are very much like him. I am so very sorry.

  11. What a great man heaven has welcomed.
    Craig was one of my first customers here in Teague. He let me cut his lawn and others as well as getting me new cliants . He was a great servant of people and a great role model i look up to.
    Love John Birdwell

  12. Craig was the best man in our wedding – in truth as well as in function. I learned much from him growing up and even up to the last time we were together. Our earthly loss is heavens gain and I look forward to a joyous reunion in that celestial realm.

  13. We are so sorry to hear about Craig’s passing. We enjoyed playing Dominos with him at Southwood Senior Center. We will miss him.

  14. Craig was always so nice to us. Sorry to hear of his passing.
    Deepest Sympathy to his family & friends

  15. I am truly sorry your loss.
    What a kind generous man Craig was.
    So glad I had the chance to know him.
    He will be missed.

  16. Dear McFadden Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Wiley. I didn’t know him well, but I did serve with him on the Senior Advisory Board. Sounds like he was a great compassionate man. God Bless to all your family.

  17. Mrs. Charlotte: I don’t have to tell you how wonderful your husband was; you knew it. I will miss him deeply. He had a way of ministering to my soul without me even knowing it. I think it was just his genuine love of people. It just oozed out of him. I’m praying for you and your family.

  18. Charlotte, sorry I won’t be able to share in Craig’s celebration of his life. But, my heart and mind will be with you. I thought highly of my cousin, we shared many a good time having fun growing up. He was one of the “good ones” and will be missed. Much love to you and your family, Patti.

  19. Craig was the life of the thrift store whenever he was here. I always enjoyed hearing all his stories about Germany and his family. His grandbabies were the apple of his eye and his eyes would light up when he spoke of them. My heart is broken and Tuesdays will no longer be the same. I’ll stare at that door and wait on you to come through it. But Craig being the loyal volunteer he was he will be here on time every Tuesday just no longer in the flesh.
    Rest easy my dear friend you will forever be missed.

  20. We are truly saddened in losing Craig while being grateful for having known him. Charlotte, Marshall and family, please know we grieve for your loss.

  21. Craig was truly an inspiration to everyone who had the honor of meeting him. It didn’t matter if you had just met him or known him for years, he would always make you feel like you were the most important person around, plus provide great advice. He was truly a good and awesome person and my heart breaks for your loss.
    I will miss him dearly, but I know he is watching over his family and all those he loved with a smile of pride and joy . Whenever Craig arrived everyone would smile!
    I am truly jealous of the angels around the throne as they now to will be touched by Craig’s kind and loving heart.
    I will miss my friend.

  22. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family…….. As a client of mine for 14 years, Craig and I shared so many stories about family, friends, ups, downs, and about life in general…. There has been laughter and tears……..Over the years Craig became a close friend to me, and one that I will miss beyond words….He was such a beautiful soul inside and out….His SMILE always said it all….I know without a doubt he is smiling down on us with his beautiful daughter saying, “please don’t worry, I’m fine”….and to my dearest friend I know you are ….

  23. Dear Charlotte and Family, I worked with Craig at Health for All. He was always very helpful to me and the Blinn College nursing students. May God richly bless him for all he did for Health for All. Charlotte, you and all the family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God bring y’all peace and comfort.
    Blessings, Anne Rathke

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