Craig Dewey Black

January 9, 1955 ~ December 22, 2020


Dec. 30, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT
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    Dec. 31, 2020
    2:00 PM
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  • Craig was born January 10, 1955 to Dewey and Lyla Black. Married Connie Renee Branch on July 15, 1977 in the Salt Lake Temple. Passed into the waiting arms of his sons Jeremy and Nathan December 22, 2020 due to complications of a back surgery. Craig was larger than life and very much like his Grandpa Savage having never met a person he didn't like, and consequently, never a person who didn't like him. When you were with Craig you were his best friend.

    He is survived by his eternal companion Connie and his daughter Julie (Gabriel) and three grandchildren: Jeran, Morgan, and Levi "Billy”, brother Bruce (Allison), and sisters Debbie Baddley (George), Michelle Marshall (Randy), Kimberlee Carlson (Doug), Tara Heiner (Brett). Preceded in death by Jeremy, Nathan, and his parents.

    Graveside services will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. A visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. For additional service information or to share a memory of Craig, please visit

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    My dear sweet cousin Connie and family, Know that God loves you all and Craig is with his boys. May God bless you each and everyday. Connie I'm here for you anytime. Love you. SUSAN BRANCH BIRD. 🐦 🦜 🦢

    - Susan Bird
    Connie, Loraine and I have been so saddened by Craig’s passing! I love Craig and will miss being able to talk and tease each other! He was like a brother to me and we will keep you and his family in our hearts and prayers! He was so proud of his family and especially his Grandchildren but I know he is grateful to be reunited with his boys and to see them whole and healthy is just another one of God’s great miracles! Family’s are forever! God bless you and all those he has left behind! Bill and Loraine Buckley

    - Bill Buckley
    Connie, I wanted to come and see you at the viewing you had for your sweet husband, but fear got the best of me, darn Covid. I want you to know you are in my thoughts, my heart breaks for you. I know how much you loved Craig and he you. If you need anything reach out to me, PLEASE. I love you always

    - Wendy Close
    We go way back you and me, Clear back in third grade, when we were expelled from school for breaking windows, you had the police convinced it wasn’t us, until they separated us, and I broke down and confessed. The most charismatic person I ever met. I love you Craig Our thoughts and prayers are with you Connie and Julie ( Only heaven knows what kind of trouble Craig, Jeremy and Nathan are getting into)

    - Gary & Kathi Palmer
    Connie and Julie & Family, We were shocked to hear about Craig. We cannot stop thinking about you, but at the same time, we can't stop thinking about the glorious reunion he is having with Jeremy and Nathan. The boys are back together and we believe they will watch over you, from above. You are forever in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. We hope you feel their special comfort around you. Jim & Rae Henline

    - Jim & Rae Henline
    Craig was a character and more importantly a person of great character. I enjoyed the many conversations, laughs, advice and experiences we had over the years. I always admired the devotion he had for his family and his direct and honest way he conducted business. You are a man gone too soon and will be missed, Buddy !

    - Bill Breedlove
    Man Quaok! Sure will miss you! Many many years of working together was so much fun! I remember when you got your belt in Ti-Quan-dow and we gave you the nick name of Quaok! So generous with your time and so gracious when your boys were here and going through all the tough stuff! Connie, just want you to know we love you guys. If ever you need anything please reach out. All our love, Ken & Kathy Howe

    - Ken Howe
    Craig will be dearly missed. He was always full of great energy and made me laugh. He was very good at remembering some things that I had forgotten about our early years working together at Clines in Murray. He was a wonderful person to be able to call my friend.

    - Michael McOmber
    We send our deepest sympathies. We will always remember Craig as being devoted to his children and Connie. We remember how much fun he and Jeremy and Nathan had flying remote control airplanes. And he liked to go hunting and would take Julie with him. Craig was always very friendly and kind. He will be missed.

    - Tom and Mary Chidsey
    My prayers are that you will be comforted and given extra strength as you remember your association with Craig. I remember the time Craig and his Dad and I delivered a vehicle to a car dealer in Wyoming several years ago and we had to travel in snow and ice as we returned to SLC . It was Craig's expert driving that got us back home safely that night and that was the last time I saw Craig. I am sure he is having a joyful reunion with his Mom and Dad and his sons that preceded him into that immortal world where there is no sickness nor sorrow.

    - Billy Ray Black Augusta, Georgia
    So sorry to hear of Craig’s passing. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Lisa

    - Lisa Kent Mayberry
    Hello, I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Craig at Clines Nissan for 6 years. Craig was one of the kindest and most genuine people that I knew. He was a great friend and salesman. We had many fun times together. He and I went flying in a two seater after he got his pilots license. We were sitting at work and talking about flying. He said you want to go and I said yes. It is the only time I have been in a small plane. We had a great time and I will treasure the memories I have of Craig. He will truly be missed. Dean Jaramillo

    - Dean Jaramillo
    Connie and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in the presence of our Father in Heaven. Bless you. Stay strong and positive. You will be with him again. He is with your boys now. They are all fine.. Love and miss you.

    - Sonja Sorenson
    Dear Connie and Julie- We are sending our love, prayers and sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Craig. Your men are in Heaven surrounded by the Savior and other loving arms. May you feel Craig’s spirit near and the Savior’s arms around you to give you strength through this great loss. We love you! Rob and Jan Perry

    - Rob and Jan Perry
    My Sincere Condolence to my Dear Friend Connie and her family . My prayers are with you ... Hugs

    - Bertha Yazzie
    I am very sad for your loss. May you find peace

    - Mary Ann Jennings
    We are so sad to hear of your loss. There are not adequate words to tell how sad we are for you. You are truly in our prayers!

    - Larry & Geri Newton
    Connie sorry is all I can think of I know to say I know it’s not enough for such a wonderful Man U can remember he is with his sons they are having such a beautiful reunion and one day u will be there with them also love you dearly

    - Carl&wanda branch