Torey Joe Craig

Torey Joe Craig
Torey Joe Craig

Torey Joe Craig, 42, of Canyon, TX passed away December 20, 2020.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 2, 2021, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in White Deer, TX, at noon. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Torey was born in Pampa, TX on November 28, 1978, to Paulette and Orville Craig. He was raised and lived in White Deer, TX. He graduated from White Deer High School in 1996. Torey was involved in many activities and sports. He attended West Texas A&M University, where he played football for two years. He graduated with his Bachelors of Science in 2003.

Torey owned and operated West Texas Ag Crop Insurance with offices in White Deer, TX and Olton, TX.

Torey was a very giving and generous person that lived life to the fullest up until the end.

He was preceded in death by his father, Orville B. Craig, Jr., and grandparents, Orville and Mildred Craig.

Survivors include his fiancée, Jessica Chambers and children Alec, Avery, and Anderson, all of Canyon, TX; mother, Paulette Burns Craig Smith and husband Jay Smith, of White Deer, TX; brother, Shawn Craig and wife Barbra, of White Deer, TX; niece, Shea Craig, of Austin, TX; nephew, Trevor Craig and wife Aislinn, of Idalou, TX; niece, Elaine Woods and husband Taylor, of Amarillo, TX; and many additional special close friends.

Torey had many mentors in life, Aunt Dana Craig; Auntie Am; Rosie Kirby; Basketball Couch Johnson; Football Coach Samaniego; Coach Guerrero; Uncle Bill; and Jacque and Lyn Owens.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to The Stephanie Harrah Mooney Scholarship in White Deer, TX.

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17 Replies to “Torey Joe Craig”

  1. On behalf of the staff at ARMtech (AgriSompo North America), we send our condolences and prayers to the family of Torey. He will be greatly missed.

  2. . Torey was a great guy. He was so outgoing always lending a hand. Always had a smile and a some what smartass remark. Have watched him grow from a child to a handsome man. He will be missed by all who knew him. Love you and will miss you

  3. Only the good die young! Torey was a wonderful person as a kid and friend as he grew older. A good person to talk to for advice. Shawn and Torey are like brothers so I was even closer as I became part of the family. Torey always thought of others than thinking about himself. He had a big heart like his mother. He will be greatly missed and what a blessing he was to many. Til I see you again my friend Rest In Peace. Praying for the family and his sweetheart Jessica and her loving family.

  4. Torey was the nicest person in the world. So grateful to have known him. Lot’s of love and prayers to this family. He will be missed.

  5. This is so heart breaking!! God gained one fine guy with a heart of gold. High school was definitely a blast with Torey..never a dull moment! You will be missed!!

  6. One of my best friends in the world so many great times growing up! Anyone who met him immediately saw how wonderful he was such a huge heart full of love and generosity! I was blessed and hac the honor to call Torey my friend! My thoughts and prayers are with his family!❤️❤️❤️

  7. We are so deeply sorry for the loss of Torey. Our thoughts and prayers are with y’all during this difficult time. Praying for peace and comfort.

  8. Spent many years playing sports with Torrey growing up, and he was always a leader on and off the field. I’m heartbroken to hear of such a tragic loss. The world is a lesser place without him in it. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

  9. Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.
    What a Legacy Torey left!
    Forever Remembered and Forever Missed.
    Love and Prayers,
    Terry and Heidi ❤️

  10. This has just broke my heart! I remember babysitting him playing with his WWE wrestler figures especially Hulk Hogan, watching it on TV ppv, pulling the cushions off the couch, got the pillows from all over if ya Paulette she had some pillows & we used them all. Wrestled with Torey till he was so tired then we picked it all up so Torey could fall asleep on the couch so I could carry him to bed before the parents came home. In that little yellow & white mobile home on the of Grimes & Highway 60. I can remember this like it was yesterday I’m old that was around 1985-86. Paulette I’m so sorry for your loss I send my love ya’ll love me like a son & did so much for me I feel like I lost a little brother. Shawn & Barb I always felt like Shawn was my big brother & Barb was that sister in law ya just couldn’t help but like her. I’d have been there but unfortunately I’m quarantined because Beth has tested positive for COVID. I’ll try to call ya’ll

  11. I remember when you were born such a sweet “surprise” you were to your family!! You were a little or ALOT ornery! I am almost certain God is building his army for the second coming he is taking all the Good ones this year. You will be missed. Say hey to my folks and hug your daddy for me!!
    Paulette, Shaun and Barb sending you lots of love and prayers.

  12. This just breaks my heart. He is so loved by our family. Such a generous and big hearted man our prayers , Lov, and hugs to all. Thank you for the donation request to the Stephanie Harrah Mooney scholarship fund!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  13. Our hearts are broken at the passing of Torey. He was such a remarkable young man, always got a hug and smile. He will be truly missed by his many friends. Our thoughts and prayers for the family to find comfort in the coming days.

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