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Craig A. Montgomery

Craig A. Montgomery, age 47, of West Manchester, OH, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his home. He was a loving and devoted father, son and husband. He was born August 19, 1969 in Cincinnati, OH to the late Raymond and Kay Sue Montgomery. Craig graduated from Lakota High School in 1987. He owned and operated Agriscapes, Inc. since 1988. He is survived by his wife Ann (McLaughlin) Montgomery; son Craig and daughter Lauren; sister Lisa Sizemore and brother-in-law John Sizemore; mother-in-law and father-in-law Susan and Jim McLaughlin; and several sister-in-law’s and brother-in-law’s, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Bridgeview Baptist Church, 4811 State Route 722, Castine, OH with Pastor Bryan Rea officiating. Burial will follow at Castine Cemetery, Castine, OH. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, 226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to the Craig A. Montgomery Memorial Fund (for his children), c/o First Financial Bank, 4 South Main Street, Camden, OH 45311. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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I have known Craig since high school. Craig and I have taken similar career paths. Early on when Craig started Agriscapes, he and I tag teamed on some landscaping projects together. To this day I would find it hard to find a more likeable, easy going guy than Craig. Although time has gone by and I hadn't seen Craig in many years, he was one of those friends that I could pick up right where we left off and never feel like time had passed. Craig always wanted to do "it" right the first time. He never compromised quality for the bottom dollar. He felt his word was his bond and that should never be broken. A man of integrity and compassion. I will sure miss him. It will be an awesome reunion in heaven one day!

Rob Williams Jun 30 2017 12:00 AM

Ann, Lisa and the extended family, Amy and I want to extend our condolences on the passing of Craig. Many people have commented on him always having a smile on his face which is exactly how I remember him. He seemed to be such a gentle soul and just a all-around good person. We will pray for comfort as you grieve the temporary loss of Craig. For believers in Christ, you will see him again.

Michael Rosczuk Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

Ann, Craig & Lauren, you have my deepest sympathy. I never saw Craig without a smile on his face and I am sure other people feel the same! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. My hope is that God will give you the strength that you need to get thru the next few days and weeks.

Beth Michael Jun 28 2017 12:00 AM

I was very sorry to hear about Craig. We were friends in high school during my senior year. Craig was 2 years behind me. We were both in Marching band together. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He was a great guy. Lot's of good memories!

Jeff Hoevenaar Jun 27 2017 12:00 AM

Our prayers to the Montgomery Family Andy and Mickie Jackson

jacksonconstruction140@yahoo.com Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

You are a very caring soul. You will be dearly missed. Safe travels, Craig.

Matthew Cook Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

I can not express the sadness we felt when we heard about Craig. He was an inspiration to our son and opened the doors to wrestling for Silas He encouraged him with kindness and lessons as he did with all the kids. I could sit and talk with him for hours about success and failures and ways to help improve and grow our beloved community. He was a good man who served our community well and he will be sorely missed. We will miss his inviting smile and kindness, his acceptance and focus; conversations about about the things that drove him, his pursuits and what he was most passionate about, his courageous family. May you forever embrace the life he lived and the time you shared with him and know that alll of us will do the same. With deepest regards, The Prather's.

Sam Prather Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM