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Rev. Craig Grigson, 61 – Passed October 3, 2018

  Rev. Craig Grigson, 61, from Cabool, Missouri, went to be with the Lord on October 3, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

He was born in Oakland, California, to Craig and Claire (Matteson) Grigson.

Craig was married to Cynthia Renee Stapleton in Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1981. He graduated from Bethany Bible College in Santa Cruz, California, in 1985. He served with distinction in the United States Navy (Active and Reserves) from 1979-1991 as an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Petty Officer Third Class and was a plank owner on the LHA-3 and LHA-5. He was licensed (1985) and ordained (1994) in the Assemblies of God and has faithfully served God’s church for 34 years in Santa Cruz, California; Ely, Nevada; Colchester, Connecticut; Pawcatuck, Connecticut; Ridgefield, Connecticut; Chowchilla, California; and Cabool, Missouri. He was a committed teacher of the Bible and consistent evangelist.

He was a loving, gracious, and proud father to Craig and Christa. He was a fun and playful grandfather to Jude, Titus, Stella, and Colt. He was a steadfast brother to Claire-Ann, Colleen, Christian, and Carl.

He was preceded by his father and is survived by his wife, two children, four grandchildren, his mother, and four siblings.

He loved gospel illusion, chess, collecting things, and preaching the living Word of God. Well done, good and faithful servant.

One of his favorite verses was John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Visitation was held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, at the funeral chapel. Services were at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 11, at Cabool Assembly of God Church. Interment with full military honors will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2018, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at