William "Craig" Belden

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June 26, 1956 ~ January 8, 2023

Born in: Coral Gables, Florida
Resided in: Oakwood , Georgia

William “Craig” Belden age 66 from Oakwood, GA; passed away on January 8, 2023.

Craig grew up in Jacksonville, Florida but has called Georgia home for the last 40 years and has resided in Oakwood GA for the last 6 years.

Born on June 26, 1956. Craig was married to Linda Belden for the last 18 years.

His love and friendship will truly be missed by those he leaves behind. He had daughter; Jaime Kirby of Grayson, GA, 4 stepchildren,7 grandchildren, his sister, 2 nephews and a niece, many cousins and an uncle.

Craig was a store manager at Reeves Floral Wholesale in Gainesville, GA for the past 20 years and was beloved by his floral family He was proud of his life in the floral wholesale business and gained his knowledge from his late father. Craig will be remembered for always bringing beautiful flowers to his mother and mother-in-law to bring a smile to their faces. So, in remembrance of Craig’s life, please support your local florist and buy your mom or a loved one some flowers.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at Reeves Floral Products located at 2180 Centennial Drive, Gainesville, Georgia 30504 on February 19″, 2023 at 2:00 pm.


Celebration of Life: February 19, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Reeves Floral Products
2180 Centennial Drive
Gainesville, GA 30504

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  1. ???????????? ???????? much love and prayers to you Linda & Jamie and family! What a wonderful man and friend he was!

  2. There are people you meet in this life who make yours better. Craig was one of those bright lights.
    We met Craig and Linda when we moved into the neighborhood and they helped us in many ways over the years.
    I did have one issue with Craig’s “giving spirit” though.
    One Mother’s Day I bought my lovely wife a dozen roses. I was very proud of myself.
    As I’m getting out of my truck, I see Craig pull in and start walking over with what looked like a flower arrangement for royalty! Flowers I had to research on Google-level. The closer he got, the smaller my flowers became, and said (with a spring in his step and day-brightening smile) “Lee, these are for Myra – Happy Mother’s Day!” and walked off.
    I walk into the house – needing both hands to carry the arrangement – and as I say “Happy Mother’s Day,” Myra looks at the flowers and instantly says “that is so nice of Craig” with a huge smile. She knew his business but more importantly, she knew his caring heart.
    Note: I didn’t even get a passing “are these from you?” consideration.
    He set a bar that I don’t think I’ll ever reach but, he and Linda are always in our thoughts as smiles always followed.
    We’ll miss Craig but his giving spirit lives on with our family.
    The Sharps – Lee, Myra, Colin, and Madeline

    • Another sweet testimony to honor Craig! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderfully funny story that describes exactly who he was!

  3. CandleImageCraig had such a love of life. I will miss him with all my heart. Always so positive and made you feel better just by chatting. His heart was as big as his smile!! Sending loving prayers to his family and friends.

  4. You will be missed greatly. A sweet soul who absolutely adored his family. My prayers go out Linda and their families. Fly high Craig,

  5. CandleImageMy condolences to Linda and all the family. May God cradle you in the palms of his hands and give you peace in this time of grief.

  6. CandleImageThroughout our lives there are few people we meet whom we talk to just a few minutes and instantly know they have a genuine and pure soul, Craig was one of them. For over 13 years Craig was a business associate I would speak to daily, but more than that he was my true friend. I will always cherish our talks about motorcycles and cigars, our laughter, pictures we shared and the stories of your trips with Linda to Vegas, Cherokee, your pontoon boat adventures etc.
    I will miss you my friend, may you rest in peace.

  7. CandleImageLinda,
    Please accept my sympathies for the loss of a wonderful and caring man. Craig was a kind and thoughtful man with a wonderful spirit. My heartfelt sympathies are with you and your family at the loss of your beloved Craig. You are not alone in this. You have all of us here to support you now and always.

  8. CandleImageUncle Craig, you’re missed beyond measure. You were truly the definition of kindness. To know you, was to love you. Give Grandma and grandpa a big hug for me ????????✨

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