Milton "Craig” McCall made his final journey on November 26, 2017 with his partner in life, love
and adventure by his side. Craig and his wife Susan fell in love at first sight forty-five years ago
when Susan caught a glimpse of him from across a hospital Cafeteria. Together, they raised
two sons: Christopher and Jeremy.
Craig was born in 1951 to Roland and CarleDean McCall, the oldest of six children. His brother
and sisters looked up to Craig, and he eagerly accepted the role of protective big brother. Craig
graduated from Southwest Miami High School in 1969 where he enjoyed participating in the
Drama Club. He continued his love of performance into his adult life by becoming an avid guitar
player, and entertaining his family and friends with his stories of world travels.
After graduating from High School, Craig enlisted in the Air Force as a member of the Security
Forces Squadron. He was stationed at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany guarding fighter
jets. He was proud of his service, and the air force honor guard will participate in his celebration
After leaving the air force, Craig began working as an ER technician at South Miami Hospital.
Having found a career path he was passionate about, Craig enrolled in nursing school and
eventually earned his Masters in Nursing from University of Miami. He continued to work as an
Emergency/Trauma nurse until he retired in 2013. After Craig and Susan left their nursing
careers they embarked on a new business venture by starting a successful real estate business
in Southeast Michigan.
Craig and Susan shared a love of travel which they passed on to their sons and granddaughter,
Amber McCall. The family was blessed to share adventures in Germany, Australia, Sweden,
Finland, China, Egypt,United Arab Emirates,Thailand, Russia, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and
many other locations across the country and around the world.
Craig valued his knowledge having obtained seven degrees; 5 undergraduate and 2 graduate
deg in his lifetime. He shared his brilliance at every opportunity, especially teachable moments.
He presented at nursing conferences, mentored both of his sons as they pursued their own
nursing careers, and tutoring his much loved grand-daughter after school.
Anyone who knew Craig, knew of his love of the Ocean. While his sons were young, he taught
them to sail on the family sailboat “The Windsong” down the Miami River to Biscayne Bay, and
into the Atlantic Ocean. When he and Susan moved to their beach house in Cocoa, Fl he spent
time fishing from his private dock overlooking the Indian River and the Space X launch site.
Craig had increasing struggles with his health in recent years, but kept a positive attitude with
the help of his wife. He valued family above all else. Craig and Susan lived their life together
guided by faith, hope and love which was evident to all who were blessed to have them in their
lives. He lived an amazing life full of love and joy and the belief that Jesus Christ was his Lord
Craig is survived by his wife, Susan; his sons Chris (Liz) McCall, Amber; Jeremy (Tohnya)
McCall, Triston; Siblings: LaRonda (Bobby) Robinson; Eric (Paula) McCall; Claudia (Nasser)
Askari; Delene Holloway; and Dwyla (David) Metzger and several nieces and nephews.