Craig "Shane"'s Story
Craig "Shane" Hulsey, 57, Kokomo, passed away at his home early Wednesday morning, Nov. 22, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Shane was born July 28, 1960, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Bobby and Gerda (Reidelshiemer) Hulsey. He married Eva McGinnis on Oct. 10, 1986, and she survives.
Shane worked as an HVAC technician for Fortune Management for many years. He will be remembered as an avid outdoorsman, a handy man, and a great family man. He was a loving husband to Eva, a caring father to Shana and Craig, and a wonderful grandfather to Kylie, Liam, Payton and Henry.
His passions included crappie and walleye fishing, deer hunting, mushroom hunting and arrowhead hunting. In the words of a dear friend, "Shane was a man among men." He taught many to live life to its fullest in everything they did. He gave to those in need anything he could, even when he had little for himself. His attitude and demeanor were second to none. His devotion to his family was never wavering. His accomplishments as an outdoorsman were unparalleled. He had a commitment to teach the next generation "outdoor" skills, in a moral and humane manner. He was an inspiration to so many, even in life's worst tragedies. He always looked forward to tomorrow and wanted to instill traditions that would carry on for generations. Shane served his country in the U.S. Army.
Surviving family include his loving wife, Eva Hulsey, Kokomo; his children, Shana Afftan Hulsey and Craig Shane Hulsey II; his grandchildren, Kylie Jo Yard, Liam Shane Wyrick, Payton Olivia Hulsey and Henry Hunter Hulsey, all of Kokomo. Also surviving are siblings, Scarlet Hulsey, Kokomo, Tommy Hulsey, Logansport, Bobby Hulsey Jr., Mississippi, Shannon Saylors, Indianapolis, and Danielle Saylors-Binder, Kokomo; his stepmother, Vel Hulsey, South Carolina; and his special little dog and loving companion, Maggie Mae.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Dan J. Saylors.
A celebration of Shane's life will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Judson Road Christian Church, 2006 W. Judson Road, Kokomo, IN 46901, with Pastor Brandon Bentch officiating. A time of visitation will be 2 p.m. until the time of services at 4:30 p.m., also at the church Saturday. Shane's wishes were for all to come dressed as you are. Military rites will also be given in Shane's honor. You many send a message to his family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com. Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published on November 29, 2017