Funeral  services   for   Mr. Cortis Lee Craighead,  72,   of
Gainesboro,  Tennessee,  will  be  held  at  3  P.M. on Tuesday,
September   25,   2012,   at   Anderson   –   Upper  Cumberland
Funeral  Home  in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Crest
Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville, TN.

The  family  will  receive  friends on Monday from 4  P.M. – 9 P.
M., and on Tuesday from 10 A.M. until time of services.

He  passed  away  on  Saturday, September 22, 2012, at his
residence.
   
He  was  born  March  30, 1940, in  Smith County, TN, to the
late  
Lossie B. Craighead   and   Berthie C. Craighead.   On
July  4, 1959,  he  was  married   to   
Elaine   Craighead,   who
survives.   He    was   a   retired    district    manager  for  Upper
Cumberland  Electric  Membership Corporation. He was an avid
sports  lover,  and  a  member  of  the  Gainesboro  First United
Methodist Church.

Survivors include his
Wife: Elaine Craighead of Gainesboro,
TN;  
3  Sons:  Tracy (Mickey) Craighead   of   McMinnville,  TN;
Tony (Ann) Craighead of Cookeville, TN;   and  Jason (Jennifer)
Craighead of McMinnville, TN;
1  Daughter: Patricia Craighead
and Sherry Blair  of  Smyrna, TN;
 6  Grandchildren:  Zachary,
Mary Elizabeth,  Makenzie,  Katlyn,  Kelly,  and  Casi;  
1   Great
Grandchild:  
Carter;  and  1 Brother: Paul (Oneita) Craighead
of  Huntsville,  AL. Several  nieces, other  relatives,  and friends
also survive.

Shirley Ingram,  Rev. Russ Cain, and Rev. Kathie Bowles will
officiate at the services.
© 2012 Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home