Steven Bruce Craig, 69, Paola, Kansas passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020 at his home. Cremation with a private family Celebration of Life at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to Horses and Heroes, 22052 W. 66th St #207 Shawnee, Kansas 66226. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, Kansas 66083 (913) 592-2244.
Steve was born in Garnett, Kansas on June 5, 1951 to Dory Doyle and Bonnie Lee (Layher) Craig. He grew up in Lenexa, Kansas and graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School. Steve was a veteran of the United States Marines and Army, serving in both branches of service for four years each. Steve married Carolyn Sue Rinehart on June 3, 2000 in Spring Hill, Kansas. He worked for Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department, from which he retired. He started his own painting business, Craig’s Painting. Because of Steve’s love of horseback riding, he began S&S Stables, Hillsdale, Kansas in 1998. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading, country dancing and drag racing. He expressed his creativity through wood working and stain glass projects.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Sue of the home; children: Jason Craig, Paola, Kansas, John and wife Julie Kleier Olathe, Kansas, Tina Kunz and fiancé Arik Tillery, Gardner, Kansas and Tim and wife Abby Kleier; siblings Mark and wife Cindy Craig, Olathe, Kansas and Cris Wood, Overland Park, Kansas 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.