Michael Craig Chisholm

Born in Madison, TN on November 12, 1970

Departed on October 15, 2016 and resided in Cottontown, TN

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Twenty-two years ago in June a young man named Michael Craig Chisholm became a quadriplegic following a traumatic injury from a swimming accident.  This was a life changing event in the life of Craig Chisholm.  Everyday had to be a constant struggle to maintain an optimistic attitude and seek out the positive aspects of his life.

Craig was born in Madison, TN to Michael Van Chisholm and Reva Baker Chisholm on November 12, 1970.  He went to Hendersonville High School and graduated in 1989.  He went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UT Knoxville.  He lacked one year finishing his schooling when he had his swimming accident; even with his health-related complications and limitations in his daily life, he went back to school and received his degree.  This speaks volumes about Craig and tells what a unwavering man he was.

Craig passed away suddenly Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Franklin, KY while traveling to a car show.  He was 45 years of age.

Craig was a staunch UT fan, he never met a stranger, loved country music, a couple of his favorites were George Jones and Bob Seger, loved his hot and spicy food and could eat bacon seven days a week as long as it was seasoned different for each day, but out of all his many passions in life, he loved car shows the most.  He traveled to many places to attend those car shows, his favorite cars were muscle cars and classic cars.  Craig took great pride in his custom van which gave him the freedom to attend shows which was a source of many good memories and brought to his life much enjoyment. His favorite driver was Dale Earnhardt.

Craig is preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas Van and Helen Chisholm and Paul and Thelma Baker.  He is survived by his loving family, father and step-mother, Mike and Karen Chisholm; mother and step-father, Reva and Alan Allman; step-brother, Andy Allman.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all his nurses and caregivers through the years for their love and support.

Following strict instructions from Craig, cremation was chosen as his final disposition with no visitation or services.

Arrangements by Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, 212 Hwy 76, White House, TN 615-672-3936

 

4 Comments to Michael Craig Chisholm

  1. Larry and Sandra White
    November 1, 2016 10:43 pm

    Craig and David became close friends in their early school years and remained close friends until the end. Craig seemed almost like a son to us. I would pick him and David up after football practice and they would ride in the back of the truck; I remember one day they were so hot they layed down going home. I have a picture of them with their dates for the Jr/Sr Prom; they really were sharp looking. I know we all will really miss Craig; he was such a nice, mannerly fellow. May God be with you and help you with this transition.

    • Reva & Alan Allman
      November 6, 2016 6:10 pm

      Thank you so much for your sweet words. Your David has been a source of strength to us during this trying time. We also take comfort in knowing that Craig is walking now in his new perfect body.

  2. Karen Hanner Lanius
    November 2, 2016 8:56 am

    I remember Craig fondly from HHS. Always a nice guy with a big smile. Very sad to hear of his passing. Prayers for his family.

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