Better times. Dennis Craig: Bynum circa A.D. 2008
On Saturday, I received the following email from Kate, Dennis Craig: Bynum’s wife and friend:
“It saddens me greatly to tell you that Dennis Craig; Bynum went to be with his LORD December 20th at approximately 10:30 p.m at the LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville, Tennessee.
“His companion for 39 years,
I’d known Dennis for at least ten years. He was intelligent, determined, charming when he wanted to be, and otherwise difficult. He devoted his life to researching the law and made some solid, perhaps great, contributions to the “patriot movement”.
Dennis co-hosted one night a week on my nighttime radio show (“The American Independence Hour”) for a little over a year. He’s the only man who has a Category on this blog devoted to his name alone: Dennis Craig
Dennis had a hard life. Lots of trouble as a kid. Real trouble. Violence. Poor education. Scrapes with the law. Yet he educated himself and became a excellent researcher and a good communicator. He was both charming and cantankerous. Intelligent and opinionated. Mellow and dangerous. There was always an element of ambiguity in Dennis. At any moment, he might be good, but he might also be bad. He was fascinating in the sense that you could never quite predict what he might do next.
Dennis and I didn’t part on good terms. I haven’t talked to him in at least eighteen months. Still, his memory makes me smile. There was something about his ambiguity that turned him into a “character” and made him memorable. Whether you liked Dennis or not, I doubt that anyone who knew him will soon forget him. I will not.