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Craig Lee Dolbee
  • Lakeview Tennis Program
    Battle Creek

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“Craig always greeted us with a smile and warm welcome at the tennis courts -- he was just wonderful guy. Our deepest condolences are with you all,...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: kim miller - battle creek, MI

“Before working with Craig at CCHS, I was an LRE Aide at LMS. I've known him now for many years. Your son was kind as a middle schooler and kind as...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Elizabeth Case - Battle Creek, MI

“Our deepest condolences to the Dolbee family on this tragic loss. Sending you our prayers for comfort and inner strength at this very difficult time....Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Kim Long - Albuquerque, NM

“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: Debbie Hunter - Battle Creek, MI

“We are so sorry to hear about Criag's passing! We always loved seeing his smiling face down at the Tennis Courts and he always treated our family...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Mark Miller - Battle Creek, MI

“Dr. Dolbee, Mrs. Dolbee, Kent, and Brenda,I'm so sorry to hear about Craig's passing. I'm shocked and heartbroken.I have great memories spending time...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Jamie Randall - Las Cruces, NM

“Shari and I send our deepest sympathy to you Dr. John and Tara, and to the extended Dolbee family at this most difficult time of letting go of Craig...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: James Gysel - Battle Creek, MI

“We are deeply pained and words are of no help in expressing the sorrow we feel at this moment. Sincere condolences to you and your family!! ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Camille and Dan Hood - MI

“We are so sorry for your loss, our prayers to you and your family. Craig was a sweet boy and kind young man. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: Jim and Christy Livingston

“My deepest sympathies to the Dolbee family. Craig was a super hero to the kids at work and he will be remembered for the kind heart that he displayed...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Diane Hoover - Battle Creek, MI

“A great friend of mine for many years. Ill never forget the memories from youth travel soccer all the way through college at Western Michigan. My...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Jake Multer - Detroit, MI

“John and Tara, we are so sorry for your loss. We remember Craig from our pre-school Sunday School class at Chapel Hill. We can't imagine such a loss ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Kevin and Cindy Hale - Richland, MI

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family Dr. Dolbee and Tara. Every day working with Craig was so much fun he always made the days go by so fast...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Andrea Brown - Battle Creek, MI

“Our deepest sympathies to the Dolbee family. Please know you have many people wanting to support you during this difficult time. From the McCotter...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Lori McCotter - Battle Creek, MI

“Dr.Dolbee, So Sorry to hear about your son.Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care and God Bless. Sincerely, Judy White ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Judy White - battle creek, MI

“Criag was so many things to so many people. But best of all he was a GREAT friend. He will be remembered in this community as a compassionate and...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Anne Buckley - San Antonio, TX

“John and Tara, Jeff and I and our family send our love and deepest sympathy to you. We pray God will support you and give you strength and peace...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Jeff and Diane Colquhoun - MI

“Craig was so many things to so many people. But best of all he was a GREAT friend. He will be remembered by the whole community as a kindhearted...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Anne Buckley - San Antonio, TX

“Matt and I add our prayers and thoughts to the many others being offered for your family. Craig was a friend to our boys and a tennis teammate. We...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: emily buikema - ceresco, MI

“Craig was an amazing person. I spent a lot of tine with him at Western. He was always happy and fun to be around. We would chat off and on and I even...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Rick Kemmer - Middleburg, FL

“I enjoyed seeing Craig when I worked at Cereal City Pediatrics. He always made you smile and listened to you vent. He gave great advice. Craig was...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Lacey VanLoenen - Bellevue, MI

“Craig was such a kind and caring person, always smiling! He coached and played tennis with my kids. Hugs and prayers to the Dolbee family. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Wendy Einhardt - Battle Creek, MI

“I am so so sorry My prayers are with you. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Lou McConkie - MI - Friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful man you raised, you are in our prayers. God be with you at the time of sorry, he will be missed. ...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Laurie Alt - Fishers, IN - Friend

“So sorry to hear of Craig's sudden passing. My heart goes out to all of his loved ones. He was a great person and I will treasure my memories of him...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Dawn Card - Battle Creek, MI

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Craig Lee Dolbee, 30, passed away suddenly February 24, 2018. Craig was born on October 13, 1987, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

He grew up in Battle Creek and graduated from Lakeview High School and Western Michigan University. He was most recently employed by All You Need Grand Rental. He enjoyed playing and coaching tennis and spending time with friends and family, especially at the family cottage in Baldwin, Michigan. He was voted everybody's buddy by his graduating peers at Lakeview. As one of his friends related, "He was everyone's friend, there was nothing to dislike about Craig".

He is survived by his parents John and Tara Dolbee, brother Kent (Kara Hoorn) Dolbee, sister Brenda (Michael) Beck, nieces Jordynn and Taylor Dolbee, nephew Carson Beck, aunt and uncle Mary and Tim Dolbee, cousins Mark (Vanessa) and Annabelle Dolbee, and Allison (Todd) Halonen and Madelyn and Koelle Halonen and his very special friend, Jeni Burns. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Gordon and Jean Dolbee and George and Charlotte Murphy. Craig will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Westlake Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to either the Lakeview or St. Philip tennis programs. Arrangements are through Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages may be placed here at