Ronald D. Craighead

September 1, 1946 ~ December 10, 2021 (age 75)


Ronald D. “Coach” Craighead, 75, of Owensboro, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021 at his home.  He was born in Bowling Green, KY on September 1, 1946 to the late HC and Dorothy Wims Craighead.  Ronald earned his Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree and Rank 1 from Western Kentucky University.  He retired after 37 years of service from the Hancock County School System as a P.E. Teacher and coach.  Ronald was a Kentucky Colonel.  “Coach” had a special relationship with many of his former students and athletes that carried over into their adult lives, as a true friend.  Whether it was football camp, track & field/cross country or P.E. class, he gave his all for the students/athletes and made a lasting impression while doing so.  Ronald was preceded in death by his sister, Sheila Davis.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janice Burns Craighead; daughter, Kim (Neil) Corley; son, Dr. Kyle (Dr. Laura) Craighead; granddaughters, Kristin Corley, Hadley Corley, Laney Craighead, Piper Craighead and Leah Craighead; 3 nephews, 1 niece and several special cousins.

Services will be private as per family wishes.  Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Hendon,  

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