He worked with children and adolescents clinically in Cleveland, and after a post-doctoral fellowship at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas, came to N.C. to work in Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, and Asheboro. The last 15 years of his professional life w

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Craig took to heart the motto of his scholarship high school, “men for others,” in his personal and professional life. He considered being a father one of his biggest accomplishments in life. As a child psychologist, he understood the importance of this role, and he enjoyed every stage of fatherhood. He also cherished his granddaughter and even overcame his fear of heights to go ziplining with her. He and his wife enjoyed the outdoors and their life in retirement at Ocean Isle Beach.

In addition to his wife, Craig is survived by his sons, Daniel Hooper Smith (Brandy) of Sarasota, Florida, and Thomas Arthur Hooper Smith (Jennifer Moore) of Gainesville, Florida; sister, Stephanie Nicholson (Brendon) of Pensacola, Florida; granddaughter, Kayleigh M. McCarthy of Vienna, Virginia; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will hold a private ceremony in the fall at Ocean Isle Beach.

Gifts in Craig’s memory can be made to Regis High School, 55 E 84th St., New York, N.Y. 10028 or to his church, West Market Street United Methodist Church, 302 W. Market St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401.

Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.