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Elvin Craig Stacey
August 5, 1960 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 63) 63 Years Old
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Elvin Craig Stacey was born on August 5th 1960 in Pensacola, Florida to Elvin Ray and Carolyn (Pinson) Stacey. He passed away on January 1st, 2024 at the age of 63. Craig was born with a gentle and caring soul that he shared with the world. He had a force for life, a deep love for his pets and an unwavering loyalty to his friends and loved ones. He is survived in death by his loving mother Carolyn Stacey, sister Teresa Johnson, niece and nephew Brandi and Liam Zanthos, and countless friends and extended family.
Craig was a determined academic with numerous educational accolades to his name. He began his educational career with an academic scholarship to Emory University in Atlanta. Here, he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1982, focusing in Latin. In true form of the adventurer that he was, Craig then worked in Italy for a number of years before deciding on a graduate program from the Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama. Craig always loved Alabama football and his time at the University helped cultivate a passion that would last a lifetime. He received his Doctoral degree in Business Philosophy from the University of Alabama in 1992.
His passion for learning and teaching extended into a long and decorated career. He began his tenure at Emory University where he was Research Director for the Zyman Institute of Brand Science (Alt, GA.), The Business School at Columbia University (NY, NY), and also New York University’s Stern School of Business (NY, NY). Craig was also an amazing businessman in his own right, founding many marketing and research companies throughout his career.
His most outstanding achievement however, was his relationship with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and his meaningful relationship with his family. Throughout his world travels he could always be found in the pews of whatever local Episcopal church he came upon, taking communion with the local villagers and townspeople. He emersed himself in world culture and religion. He gave of himself generously, spoke lovingly of others, and always seemed to find the best in everyone he knew. He was loved deeply and will be severely missed.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Welch College 1045 Bison Trail, Gallatin, TN 37066 or First Free Will Baptist Church 412 Wiggins Ave. in Pensacola, Florida 32505.