of Chelsea, Michigan, age 73, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice in Jackson. He was born February 22, 1948 in Ann Arbor, the son of Edward L. and Virginia “Ginny” (Utsler) Sayers, Sr. Craig graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1966, and took classes at Washtenaw Community College. He worked as a mechanic for several years, and then became a project manager for R W Mercer in Jackson, retiring in March of 2012. Craig bowled in several bowling leagues at Chelsea Lanes, Belmark, and Colonial. He completely restored his ‘55 Chevy and was active with Chelsea Classic Cruisers. He was a Boy Scout leader with Troop 425. Craig was a youth baseball coach in Chelsea, and enjoyed watching baseball, never missing one of Brian’s games. He also enjoyed fishing, golf, camping and traveling. As a handyman, he could fix anything, and his tools and projects were always neat and organized.
On June 29, 1968, Craig married Linda Bauer and she survives. He is also survived by a son, Brian (Leigh Ann) Sayers of Albion; two brothers, Mark (Liz) Sayers of Wylie, Texas, Edward “Mickey” Sayers, Jr. of Chelsea; a sister, Susan Sayers of Plano, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 29, 11:00 am at Oak Grove East Cemetery on Freer Road in Chelsea, with Pastor Keith Worrell officiating. The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel Wednesday, April 28, but due to COVID restrictions, we are asking people to call the funeral home at 734-475-1551 to schedule a time to come to visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Chelsea Baseball or Albion Baseball.
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