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1973 Craig 2022

Craig Douglass Betts

April 1, 1973 — July 12, 2022



On Tuesday, July 12, 2022, Craig Douglass Betts left his earthly home after a brief illness.

On April 1, 1973 he was born to Robert D. Betts and Christina Betts. Craig was preceded in death by

his father in 1978.  Craig is survived by his sister, Christa Lynne McLane of South Haven, MS, his brother,

Ryan Betts of Lima, Ohio, his step-sister, Teri Coleman of Bridgeport, OH and his step-sister Kelly Trout

of Carrollton, GA.  Craig is also survived by his Mother, Christina Trout and Step-Father Phillip Trout.

Craig was preceded in death by his paternal Grandparents, Robert and Mary Betts of Lima, Ohio and his

maternal Grandfather, Don E. Schultz of Lima, Ohio. His Maternal Grandmother, Dolores Schultz survives

in Lima, Ohio. He dearly loved his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Sharon Doseck was an incredibly special lady in his life that he always considered his “Second Mom” and

he loved her dearly.

Those that knew Craig well, knew that Cheerleading was his passion. He was the first male cheerleader

at Pataskala High School in Pataskala, Ohio and at Louisville Christian Academy in Louisville, Ky., where

he graduated in 1991 with honors. He went on to Cheer at the University of Kentucky his Freshman

year of college.

Craig was known for his talent of performing “Flair” while working at TGI Fridays and won a State

Championship for his exceptional technique.

Craig was a practicing Buddhist and was a member of the Soka Gakkai International. The SGI is a

Buddhist lay organization dedicated to promoting peace, culture and education around the world. Craig

was a chapter leader dedicating his time and effort to support the practice of other members.

We would like to thank three of Craig’s closest friends for their loving support throughout his illness,

Mark Herron, Dave Holman and William Deike. We hope you remember his wit, humor and love of life.

His kind heart and compassionate spirit will be deeply missed by all.

The Buddhist Organization will hold a memorial service for Craig at a later date.

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