William "Billy" Craig Black Mountain - BT2 USN William Arcemis "Billy" Craig, 79, of Black Mountain went Home to be with The Lord April 9, 2017. He was a son of the late Fletcher and Elmina Craig. Mr. Craig was one of the last Flat Hat sailors who served on the USS Laws, a true Tin Can Sailor. He is survived by his wife, Ruby T. Craig of the home; sons, Chuck (Diane) Craig and Stewart Craig; daughters, Robin (Dale) Bright, and Michelle (Mike) Mulvey; two brothers, Glen M. Craig, and R. Dean Craig; four sisters, Margaret Kelly, Shirley Nowlin, Jennie Cannon, and Ellen Steiner; 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A memorial service with Military Honors will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, April 20 at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain with Rev. Doug Melton officiating. "Fair Winds and Following Seas. Shipmate, the watch stands relieved. Relieved by those You have trained, Guided, and Lead. Shipmate you stand relieved. We have the watch." Condolences may be made online at www.PenlandFamilyFuneralHome.com .
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