Craig Staudt

12/03/1944 - 01/02/2021


The family of Craig Staudt will celebrate his life at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The service will be live-streamed on this page, where you are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy.

On Saturday, January 2, 2021 Craig Staudt, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many passed away at the age of 76. Craig was born on December 3, 1944, to John and Gene Staudt in Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gelane Staudt Dowell. Craig is survived by his wife of 46 years, Debbie Staudt; daughter Denise Bradley and husband Kent; daughter Brooke McDowell and husband Wade; his grandchildren who were his pride and joy, Hannah and Hayden Bradley as well as Kyler and Kamdyn McDowell all residing in Lubbock. Also survived by his sister, Terry Jane Bertrand of Brownfield.

Craig had such a servant’s heart and love for his family and friends. He was passionate about all things LCP including cheering on his four grandchildren. He enjoyed working as the Lubbock-Cooper High School Campus Technologist over the past 11 years. Before his days as a Cooper Pirate, Craig worked for Cooper Natural Resources. He was a member of Aldersgate Church in Lubbock.

The love and adoration that he had for his family was a true reflection of his love for Jesus and his sweet smile was all it took to see that. His never ending support for everything LCP will always be remembered. If he was not working at the high school or working after school at Staudt’s Salon, he could easily be found at any LCP event cheering on his Pirates and grandchildren.

Craig was very active and played many years of racquetball with dear friends. He was an expert clock and watch repairman which started when he worked with his parents who owned Staudt’s Jewelry in Brownfield for many years. There was nothing that he could not fix, in fact many of us affectionately called him MacGyver. He would do anything for just about anyone and we would rarely hear him say the word no. Craig was the epitome of selflessness and showed unconditional love for his family and he is deeply loved and cherished and will be greatly missed.



Celebration of Life

Life Tribute

Funeral Service

Location: Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Start Time:2:00 pm
End Time:3:00 pm



34 Comments on “Craig Staudt”

  1. Debbie, Brooke, and Denise… Words fall short of expressing my sorrow. My sincerest condolences to all of you. Love, Michael.

  2. What a great guy Craig was. Met him right after they moved to Brownfield. Known Craig around 60yrs or so. Craig was funny and he fit right in with me Rocky & Dwayne. Sad to see old friends pass away. He is in a far better place now. He left a wonderful family behind. Debbie, you are such a wonderful wife you stayed by his side till the end. God Bless you and the family. Craigs time on earth was finished. We look forward to seeing you some sweet day. R.I.P.

  3. Sending our love and prayers in this time of great loss.
    Carl and Janice Moman

  4. Prayers for God’s grace and peace beyond all understanding. That you continue to feel the love and support that is being prayed for you all! You are such a bright light and such an example of grace sweet friend! ❤️

  5. Debbie I’m so sorry for your loss I’m praying for you and the family as you go through this He will be very missed Cynthia

  6. I have no words to describe how my heart hurts for your family. I have prayed for y’all through this whole time and will continue to pray!

  7. We just heard of your great loss & our hearts break for you. Please know that you & your family will be in our continual prayers.

  8. Debbie, Denise, Brooke, and family,

    Craig was one of the best! You are on our hearts and in our prayers as you walk through this difficult time in your lives. We love you all dearly.

  9. Please accept our condolences Debbie, Denise, Brooke and family. Please let me offer a little prayer: Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, may he and all of the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. God give his family strength during this very difficult time. {n Jesus name I pray, Amen.

  10. Love you all very much. We are so sorry to hear of Craig’s passing. What a wonderful and kind man he was. Y’all were the dynamic duo. You rarely saw one of you without the other. What a great team yall made. I know he will be greatly missed. Praying God holds you all close and brings peace and strengthens you during this difficult time and coming days. Hugs and prayers.

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Debbie, and with your girls and their families. May what seems impossible to bear at the present become a memory filled with peace and grace. May your family’s strength and faith be your mainstay at this time. Be comforted too by the many friends who are saddened with you at the passing of your beloved Craig.

  12. Sending prayers to you all. He is at peace and with his maker, Denise he and your mama sure did a great job raising you.
    Greg and Kelli Modesette

  13. Sending love, prayers, and peace to all of you and those that loved Craig. We are so deeply sorry.

    David, Michael, Joshua and Jeremy…..

  14. So very sorry for your loss. I have been so inspired by your testimony during this time. May your memories bring you comfort, as your friends and family continue to wrap you in prayer.

  15. Debbie and girls I know you are so sad at the loss of Craig! He was a wonderful man I know you loved so much! I pray God will help you get through the coming days and I pray God’s blessings!

  16. Debbie, Denise, and Brooke our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Craig was loved by all and had a heart of gold!!! He is pain free walk with our wonderful God!!! Love ❤️ you all 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️

  17. Debbie , Denise , Brooke , and family . Craig was such a wonderful and kind man. We know you all are hurting so deeply now . He will be so greatly missed . Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time . We love you all ❤️

  18. Debbie, Brooke, Denise and family – My prayers and thoughts are with you. There are few words to explain the love that is surrounding Craig and all you right now. Blessings, Randy

  19. So sorry to hear of Craig’s passing. May God surround you with love and comfort during this time. ❤️🙏

  20. Brother Dear,
    With tears we cry each day, in angels arms you were carried away. Our memories of love and laughter shall not fade, for inside our hearts you will always stay. I will forever miss you Craig. I love you brother dear!

  21. We continue to hold each of you so close in our thoughts and prayers. What a wonderful example of love, servant hood, and kindness Craig has left for all of us.

  22. Debbie, Denise ,Brooke , and family

    So sorry to hear about the love of your hearts passing, praying for comfort and peace on months to follow. He is now resting in our Lord Jesus Christ. We love you!!! Charlotte, Jesse, and the Pauda family.

  23. Debbie, Denise, Brooke, and Family,
    Mr. Craig was such a good egg. I will never forget all of the rehearsals at the PAC and all the times Craig carried my heavy dresses and tubs into the dressing rooms for Miss Texas. Craig was patient, kind, hardworking, and loved his family so much. He blessed everyone he met. Craig will be greatly missed. I love y’all so much. Please know you are in my prayers.

  24. Craig was a man of integrity. At Ozark, he always called things as he saw them. On the racquet court, we ran each other all over the place. He never produced a drop of sweat, & his hair never fell out of place. Craig, I’ll miss you & always remember you with a smile. Chris & Lucy Frei

  25. I’m so sorry to learn about your beloved’s passing, Debbie. May you find comfort knowing he is in the loving arms of his Savior. I know that your many friends are praying for you and your precious family and that you find some measure of comfort in knowing you are loved.

  26. The Service is so beautiful.. So many kind words can be shared about Craig that you guys already know. I am so happy that you all can see the love everyone has for him and you all. Love you my friends! Shelby Hansen

  27. Sending my love and prayers❤️🙏🏻. The Celebration of Craig’s life on video was absolutely
    beautiful. Sorry I could not be there, but with you in Prayer and Love.
    Love, your cousin, Robbie Riley

  28. My heart hurts for all of you. Debbie, Denise, Brooke may God hold you close and comfort you in your time of need! He was loved by all who had the privilege of knowing him and he was a true leader in all he did, and loved his family beyond words. God bless you all! Love Cindy Franklin

  29. Dear Debbie and family,
    My sweet friend, I am praying for peace and comfort in the future that only our Lord and Savior can give you. Love you all so much.

  30. What a beautiful service!! Craig was great christian man and example for all!! I know he was your rock and will be missed daily! Debbie, Brooke, and Denise-you and your families will remain in my prayers for the days, weeks, and months ahead as you try to figure out how to go forward without your rock. I know your faith is strong and will see you through!! Love y’all, Cindy

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