OBITUARY: Elias ‘Eli’ Owen Craig


Elias ‘Eli’ Owen Craig, age 17, of Nashville, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2023.

Eli was born Monday, June 6, 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee and is preceded in death by his grandfather, William Ronald Craig; grandmother, Sheila Smith.

Eli loved playing basketball and playing video games; he is survived by his mother, April Craig; father, Clarence Smith; grandmother, Marsha Craig; sisters, Kali (Don) Smith, Asia Smith; brothers, Gabriel Smith and Derek Nicholson; niece, Sky Smith and nephew, Khi Williams.

A visitation for Eli will be held Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 1150 South Dickerson Road, Goodlettsville, TN 37072.

A celebration of life will occur Friday, May 26, 2023 at 2:00 PM with Bro. Carl Pruitt officiating.

Burial will follow in the Garden of The Last Supper at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Craig family.


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