Craig Tuft passed away in his home on Christmas Eve surrounded by loving family. Craig was born on June 24, 1957 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Reed Jay Tuft and Dora Deane Christensen. Craig married Julia Jane Robison in 1980. They had three children and later divorced.
Craig worked in the construction industry for several years as an excavator including his father's business, Jay Tuft and Company, where the company slogan "No job is too tough for Tuft" impacted the way he lived his life. Craig was always up and out of the house working before his kids were even awake demonstrating the value of hard work and providing for the family. He also worked for various other companies including Wolff Excavating, Jones Excavating, Dick's Backhoe and Miller Paving. He received various awards and medals for safety and dedication to his service.
Craig was a skilled woodworker and shared his gift and passion with his family. Later in his life, he pursued an interest in motorcycles; he purchased a Harley Davidson motorcycle. He befriended a group called “Hells Angels” whom he deeply respected and enjoyed going on motorcycle drives with.
Craig lived his life according to his own terms, on the edge and clearly set in his ways. He was diagnosed with throat cancer in November. He was reluctant to inform many people of his diagnosis because he refused special treatment. He put up a good fight and will be deeply missed.
Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Reed Jay Tuft and Dora Dean Christensen. Craig is survived by his sister, Kathleen Robison, and his children, Sheena Tuft, Shantel Pettit (Brady), Brittany Tuft (James Keate), and 6 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. Please join us one hour prior to the service. Craig's family is quite small and welcomes close family and friends to come in person.
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