On Monday, February 17th, 2020, Charles “Craig” Pulliam, beloved father, brother, uncle, pup-grandfather, and friend, passed away at the age of 71. Craig was born in Rockville Center, NY on August 1, 1948. He grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and later moved to Denver, Colorado. He then went on to settle in Brandon, Florida to live out his dream career in aviation.
Craig was a patriot and served his country proudly in the Navy. He had a passion for anything aviation, teaching many to fly during his time as Chief Pilot at Peter O’ Knight airport and flying privately for some. He was a proud member of an exclusive club of pilots to have safely landed an airplane on an interstate, notably during rush hour. He had an uncanny ability to look into the sky and name anything made of metal flying overhead. He had an artistic side; playing the piano since he was a boy and trying his hand at different styles of painting. He was also a huge animal lover and a firm believer in the therapeutic nature of animals. Craig was known for his charm, wonderful sense of humor, quick-wit with top notch banter, his ability to bring a smile to anyone’s face, and his caring and lovable nature.
Craig was preceded in death by his mother and father, Esther and Charles, sister Judy, and brother Victor. He is survived by his three children Ryan, Ashleigh, and Jennifer, his brother Brent and sister Sarah, several cherished nieces and nephews, and his granddogs (and cat), whom he loved dearly.