Craig Alan Geesaman

Born in Lebanon, PA on October 17, 1957

Departed on November 1, 2019 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Craig Alan Geesaman age 62, of Hendersonville, TN, went to Heaven on Friday, November 1, 2019.

Craig was born in Lebanon, PA, on October 17, 1957, the son of Ray Geesaman and Gloria Spangler Geesaman. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and son.

He graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a BS in Christian Education. He later received his MS in Christian Education from Baptist Christian University. Craig was a member of Metro Baptist Church since 1982 where he held many positions and currently was serving as the Minister of Music.

Craig was a man of faith. Everyone that had the privilege of knowing Craig knew that faithful was who he was, not just something he did. He was faithful to his ministry, his friends, his children, his wife, and mostly to His Savior, Jesus Christ.

Craig loved being with his family, they were everything to him. He loved being challenged & learning new hobbies to enjoy. Some of his favorites were fishing & golfing with his boy, gardening with his babe, riding motorcycles with his friends, tickling his grandkids, and going on beach & mountain vacations with his family.

Craig was a gifted musician who led people in worship. His greatest passion was leading others to Jesus. Countless lives are changed because of his boldness and zeal in sharing his faith with everyone he met.

He is preceded in death by his infant brother, Ray Geesaman and sister-in-law, Brenda Geesaman.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife of 38 years, whom he loved and was married to on August 8, 1981, Lisa Lawson Geesaman; three children, Krista Nicole Sartin (Landon), Jared Isaac Geesaman, and Jessica Blaire Manuel (Parker); ten grandchildren, Lagen Wayne Sartin, LaRue Nicole Sartin, Amory Grady Sartin, Kai Alen Sartin, Atticus Ray Sartin, Ryan Joseph Manuel, Cory Lawson Manuel, Neriah Blaire Manuel, Sylah Rae Manuel, and Zion Henry Manuel; five siblings, Rodney Geesaman (Nancy), Brian Geesaman, Melanie Meckes (Gary), Bonnie Meehan (Jack), and Kim Beal (Kerry). Craig is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, November 8, 2019, at 12:00, Metro Baptist Church in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Friday from 10:00 till 12:00. In lieu of flowers, financial donations may be sent to Metro Baptist Church Missions.

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42 Comments to Craig Alan Geesaman

  1. Samantha Gieger Thompson
    November 3, 2019 4:45 pm

    So very sorry for your loss! I will be praying for your family in the days to come!

    • Ronald Spangler
      November 4, 2019 8:24 am

      Craig will be greatly missed by his Uncle and Aunt, Ron and Lucy Spangler. Ron said he’ll never forget the time he sang at his grandfather’s funeral. We also had many fun times as kids when we got together.

  2. Mike and Pat Anglin
    November 3, 2019 5:03 pm

    We’ll see you again in Heaven someday 🙏 Until then, continue singing your glorious songs 🎼🎤

  3. Debi Thompson
    November 3, 2019 5:06 pm

    Clyde and I will continue to pray for you and your sweet family. Craig will forever be known as a kind man who loved the Lord.

  4. Jennifer Hurley
    November 3, 2019 5:30 pm

    I am so very sorry fot your loss. I will be praying for the family. I rejoice with you knowing that one day we will see him in Heaven.

  5. Joe Vest
    November 3, 2019 5:44 pm

    I will miss Pastor Craig and the youthful approach to life. I am thankful knowing without doubt he is in the presence of his Lord, Jesus. He was a true blessing to all of us at Metro Baptist.

  6. Gale Mansour
    November 3, 2019 5:49 pm

    I will miss you very much Craig you never had a sad look on your face, always smiling, always loveing your wonderful music. I always loved when you saying The Midnight Cry I loved to sing along in church. My heart breaks for Lisa and the kids and all your wonderful grandkids goodbye dear friend I know the pain is over and we shall meet again one day.

  7. Janet Spencer
    November 3, 2019 5:53 pm

    Dearest Lisa and family,
    I am grieving your loss with you and have been and will continue praying for your family.
    I don’t know if I can get off of work or not, but know I am with you in spirit. Craig was a precious man!

  8. Susan (Johnson) Duque
    November 3, 2019 5:53 pm

    So very sorry but rejoicing with you knowing you’ll be reunited in heaven. Praying for your sweet family, that the Lord will bring you comfort and peace that is beyond understanding. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Lisa.

  9. Tony and Sherry stevens
    November 3, 2019 6:36 pm

    Sending heartfelt condolences. Remembering the family in our prayers.

  10. terry and David thompson
    November 3, 2019 6:38 pm

    So very sorry for your loss! David and I will be praying for your family in the days to come!

  11. Jessica Lawson
    November 3, 2019 7:12 pm

    I’ve had the privilege of knowing Bro. Craig for 30 years…he was my high school drama teacher & gave the commencement address at my graduation. Since then my heart has been touched time & time again by his ministry. I will greatly miss him & look forward to the day I get to hear him sing again! Love & prayers to Lisa, Jared, Krista & Landon, Jessica & Parker and all those wonderful grandchildren.

  12. Paul Lawson
    November 3, 2019 7:26 pm

    I will heard your Angelic voice in Heaven. You were a mentor to so many. Words can not describe the feelings my heart felt when you sang. You will be forever missed.

  13. Wanda
    November 3, 2019 7:56 pm

    To the entire Geesaman family, Brian, Mel, Bonnie, siblings, and folks, my sincerest heartfelt condolences. May God comfort as only He can.
    Wanda Nelson Owen’s, Elkton, MD

  14. April White
    November 3, 2019 7:58 pm

    Praying for the whole family! Brother Craig was always smiling! Anytime I had family to visit our church, they always remembered Brother Craig. You will be truly missed by many! Continued prayers for Lisa, Krista, Jared, and Jess and their families.

  15. Terri Smith
    November 3, 2019 8:08 pm

    Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. I was at TTU at the same time as you and Craig, although I don’t think we ever met. I lost my husband almost 10 years ago (we were both only 49 yrs old at the time), so I know the pain and grief that you are suffering and will suffer for a long time. I will be praying for you over the coming months as you go through this journey.

  16. Mildred Shepherd
    November 3, 2019 9:16 pm

    Praying for mercy and Grace for the family. We will surely see him again in heaven. I am sure he is singing with his Uncle Rufus and talking with his Uncle Ronald. God is good all the time 🙏 🙌

  17. Curt McClure
    November 3, 2019 9:24 pm

    Uncle Craig was a mentor to many. I always looked up to him and the faithful way he led his family. I enjoyed many vacations with him and enjoyed his competitive side on the golf course. He was a great evangelist and used all opportunities to share the good news of Jesus. Lisa, Krista, Jared, and Jess. I am continuing to pray for God to give you the peace that passes all understanding. My faith has grown so much in the past few weeks as I have seen first hand your praise, worship, and prayer for your dad. Love, Curt , Cori, Lawson and Knox.

  18. Billie Bates
    November 3, 2019 9:40 pm

    I have never known a man as devoted to his God, his wife, his children his grandchildren and his church as Bro.Craig. If there was ever a true man of God,Craig Geesaman was one of the best. I am so glad that I got to know him and hear him teach and sing. What a blessing, I will always be thankful for knowing and loving Bro. Craig and sweet Lisa.

  19. Sharon Fuller-Kelley
    November 3, 2019 9:43 pm

    My prayers and thoughts are with you Ms Lisa. God will give you strength you never knew you had. Let Him take the lead. Besides being a good role model and teacher to me, Mr Geesaman married Donnie and I on July 31, 1993. He will alwaya hold a special place in my heart for playing such a huge part in that special day. All my love to all of.his family.

  20. Jawhn and Alice MacCaine
    November 3, 2019 10:09 pm

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Craig’s home going. We remember from our college years. Our prayers are for Lisa and their children, Jawhn and Alice MacCaine

  21. Felisa Loyd Moore
    November 3, 2019 11:02 pm

    Lisa n family,
    I have known Lisa my whole life and Craig since him n Lisa were dating. My heart breaks so much for Lisa n the family. I wish so much I could be there. I am thinking and praying for y’all. Praying god will give u the peace y’all need. Craig was an awesome man in Christ n I know he’s rejoicing now. Love ya Lisa

  22. Cyndi K Jackson
    November 3, 2019 11:07 pm

    To Lisa and your wonderful family, Craig was such an inspiration to me. I have met a lot of men of God, but that is truly who Craig was. I enjoyed my short time in choir,where Lisa I got to make friends with you. Lisa you are an angel. I will be Praying for all of you.

  23. Lois Pettit Trippett
    November 3, 2019 11:51 pm

    We pray The Presence of Jesus surrounds you with peace during this time. “We are just walking each other home.” He just made it ahead of us.

  24. Dawn Lawrie
    November 4, 2019 10:14 am

    Deepest sympathy to all of Craig’s family, loved ones and church family. Craig worked on my parents dairy farm in Oxford PA as a teen. I recall sharing many meals in our famhouse kitchen with him. I remember my mother “mothering” him daily as a teen and encouraging him to attend Elkton Christian School in his high school years. He had a zeal and zest for life that still brings a smile to my heart….the same zeal and zest for life that he found in Christ and shared in his life. Craig, it’s been years since I heard your beautiful voice and laugh, but know that you made a mark on my life many years ago. To his family, your husband, dad, brother, uncle, friend…..many prayers for comfort as you grieve, knowing that he is finally home!

  25. Angie Cassista
    November 4, 2019 10:33 am

    My thoughts and prays are with everyone family, Metro Baptist family, and everyone that knew him. He was always smiling, always kind. He will be greatly missed. Hugs to everyone Lisa my heart goes out to all of you.

  26. Billie Kelly
    November 4, 2019 11:25 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Craig and I were friends years ago in college. I have very fond memories of singing with Craig in Weigle Singers. Craig will always be remembered for his passion for the Lord and for worship. We were blessed by the reception of Craig and Lisa when we visited Metro Baptist Church. Although time and distance has separated us for years, we still feel your loss and will pray for Lisa and the family. May our Lord bring comfort to you, our friends. Marty & Sheila

  27. Ruth Harrell Kuvlesky
    November 4, 2019 11:39 am

    Lisa & Family, and Brian,

    Went to school with Craig and Brian and the girls. Cheered for Craig & Brian in soccer and baseball. My husband and just moved to Murfreesboro and he is being treated for Multiple Myeloma right now at Vanderbilt, so we are familiar. Our sympathy for your loss here on earth but know we do not grieve like those that have no hope! Praying for your family! God bless you.

  28. Jon and Rebekah Bowman
    November 4, 2019 12:08 pm

    Jon and I send or heart-felt condolences to Mrs. Lisa and the kids and grandkids. Oh how our hearts are saddened by this news. We’ve been praying fervently alongside them during this trial. I know Bro. Craig has heard “Well Done” from the lips of our Savior and is exploring the wonders of heaven. He was a wonderful co-laborer in the ministry and will always be remembered by us fondly.

  29. James Carver
    November 4, 2019 12:34 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. He definitely loved God and showed it. I know he will is happy that he is finally home, but I know he will be missed.

  30. Barry K. Smith
    November 4, 2019 3:57 pm

    Hi Lisa and family, We have been praying for you all since we heard of Graig’s departure to his heavenly home; healed completely, cognitive and no doubt singing like he has never sung before, because now, his faith has become sight. We pray that the God of all comfort will comfort your hearts as only He can do; on a continual basis as you need it in the days ahead until your faith becomes sight too. We pray that along with grieving the lost of Graig’s presence, you will praise God for his life, testimony and love and devotion to his beloved wife and children and grandchildren. I will always remember the life in eyes, his enthusiasm in worshipping God and ministering with Him, and his cheeky little laugh when he saw the funny side of life. May his testimony and love for you all and his words of encouragement and exhortation be a constant source of strength as you remember someone who fought the good fight of faith well. With a grateful yet sorrowful heart. Barry K. Smith

  31. Liza Turley Ingram
    November 4, 2019 6:00 pm

    Lisa, you may not remember me, but we were at TTU and lived in Ruby Wagner Dorm at the same time. I am so sorry for your loss. My husband passed away after an extended illness 4.5 years ago and I understand your pain, loss and the grief journey you are embarking on that will last awhile. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. It is not easy to cope, but God will sustain you and be your guide even when you don’t know what to do, you will feel His presence with you.
    Liza Turley Ingram

  32. John D. Woolery
    November 4, 2019 6:17 pm

    Thank you, Bro Craig for your faithfulness for many years. You were the faithful assistant and music/choir leader when we were there from 1992-1995. God notes and loves faithfulness. It was a blessing to work with you and to sing in the choir you directed. What a blessing to know a faithful man of God! We’ll see you and sing with you “in the morning”, where we’ll never say goodbye. Lisa and family, we are praying for you.

  33. Carla Neely
    November 4, 2019 9:40 pm

    I am praying for you Miss Lisa and family.My heart goes
    out to all of you. What a Wonderful Man of God Craig was.He did a lot around the Church and School..He was always such a Blessing. Love and Prayers to all of you. Carla. Neely

  34. Sara & Ivan Bennett
    November 4, 2019 11:54 pm

    To Lisa and family,
    You have to know how much Craig was admired, respected and loved. We cannot count the times he brought tears to our eyes with his beautiful, heartfelt voice. What a talented man. It was so obvious how much he loved his Savior and how devoted he was to leading people to Him. We will miss him so very much. He touched our lives in so many ways. Looking forward to seeing him again.

  35. Stephen McPherson
    November 5, 2019 6:00 am

    He looks very Familiar wish i really knew his time of attending the University

  36. Suzanne Philpot
    November 5, 2019 8:35 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed watching Craig lead the music at church. He put so much into it. He will be singing in the choirs of heaven now. We will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God comfort your hearts and give you peace.

  37. Faye Frazier
    November 5, 2019 2:46 pm

    Lisa, I’m so sorry to hear of Bro. Craig’s passing. I remember him well, the few years that Bill and i went to Metro Baptist, and the times that y’all had gatherings at y’alls house during the holidays, he, as well as you, ALWAYS had a smile on his face and was joyful. I remember the last time I saw y’all was at Cracker Barrel (Jared had gotten a job there) May God give you peace and comfort as only he can.
    Sending Love and hugs,
    Faye Frazier

  38. Patricia petty
    November 5, 2019 10:45 pm

    Lisa I’m praying that our KING of KINGS and LORD of LORDS will embrace you and your precious family in a way that only he can! Bro Craig has give me many talks thru my rough times and help me to know that I can face anything by reaching out to out Lord and Savior first. I’ve been where you are. Its a tough road but God will get you thru. We all miss Craig. What a wonderful man of God he was. I will always be here for you if u needto talk. We’ll all join him soon and then will celebrate with our Savior and our loved ones

  39. Kaaren Andrews
    November 7, 2019 9:43 am

    Brother Craig was such a wonderful, special person; knowing him has inspired me to try to be the kind of Christian he was. His love of the Lord shone through his actions and wonderful smile and voice, and he projected such deep love for the Lord and his family. His spirit will shine through his children and grandchildren, and be sure the Lord will comfort you and help all of you get through this loss. Know that you will be reunited in Heaven. Blessings to you all.
    Love and prayers,
    Kaaren Andrews

  40. Patty Bakos
    November 11, 2019 2:11 pm

    I am just so sorry for your loss Lisa. I know your faith will get you through this, but what a good man and a great loss. He is just gone to soon and too young. God Bless you and your entire family.

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