, 64, Oldsmar, FL passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 13, 2019. Craig was born on May 10, 1954 in Hartford City, IN to William ‘Bill’ and Norma Morgan Fread. He graduated from Blackford County High School in Hartford City in 1972. He then went on to Purdue University where he enjoyed participating in the Purdue “All American” Marching Band and was a proud member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. After graduating from Purdue with a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, he entered a long and successful career in engineering and technical sales, most recently with Southern States Motive Power in Tampa, Florida.
Craig’s biggest passion in life was being a father to his two children, whom he took on many trips and adventures. He loved spending time on the water, especially with his family. As the son of a music director, Craig spent his entire life involved with music. He was involved with various church choirs, including more than 20 years with the Carmel United Methodist Church in Carmel, IN and the last 5 years of his life with Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, FL.
Craig is survived by his son Jason (Roxanne) Fread, St Augustine, FL; daughter Amy Fread, Houston, TX; 2 grandchildren, Dylan and Fiona Fread, St Augustine, FL; his mother Norma Fread, Carmel, IN; 2 sisters, Susan Albrecht, Indianapolis, IN and Libby (Kevin) Morgan, Ocala, FL; 2 brothers, Chris (Carol) Fread, Noblesville, IN and John (Julie) Fread, Cornelius, NC; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Bill, his grandparents, and his brother-in-law Jerry Albrecht.
There will be a celebration of Craig’s life on Saturday February 16, 2019 at Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Tampa, FL at 11 AM. Donations can be made in Craig’s name to the Riley Children’s Foundation or the Hyde Park United Methodist Church.