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Russell Craddock

Born: Thu., Oct. 27, 1932
Died: Sun., Aug. 7, 2011

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Pastor Russell R. Craddock, age 78 of 1625 Plank Road, Robbins died Sunday at his home.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday at Acorn Ridge Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. John Williamson, Rev. Edwin Moore, Rev. Ralph Voncannon and Rev. Mike Holyfield. Burial will follow with military honors in Pine Rest cemetery.

A native of Patrick County, Virginia he was a son of the late George W. and Lottie Chaney Craddock. He was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean war where he was stationed on the USS Toledo CA-133, and a graduate of Greer College in Chicago. IL and Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, TN.

He faithfully preached the the word of God for over 40 years at churches in Tennessee, Ohio, North Carolina and he founded Peoples Baptist Church in Griffin, GA. Currently he was a member of Acorn Ridge Baptist Church. He had over 54 years of perfect church attendance and for over 15 years ministered to the seniors at the Davis Community Center in Robbins. He was a member of Nationwide Independent Baptist Fellowship, Conservative Pastors Fellowship of Central North Carolina where he served as past president and secretary.

He was preceded in death by a son William Craddock; sister Mildred Sampson; brothers James Craddock and Jack Craddock.

He is survived by: his wife of 56 years Kathleen C. Craddock; daughter Mandy C. Powell and husband Pastor Mark Powell of Jackson, GA; sister Betty Stewart and husband William of Tobaccoville, NC; brothers Carl Craddock and wife Faye of Clemmons, John Craddock and wife Linda of Douglasville, GA; step-sister Bennie C. Bowman and husband Lloyd of Claudville, VA; sister-in-law Nancy Craddock of Walnut Cove, NC; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 Aa" 8:00 PM at Acorn Ridge Baptist Church and other times at the residence.

Memorials may be made to: FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Kennedy Funeral Home in Robbins is serving the Craddock family.

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Velma Jessup
   Posted Sun August 07, 2011
Kathleen

Velma N. Jessup, Charlie W. York and Kenneth R. Knight
   Posted Sun August 07, 2011
Velma N. Jessup, Charlie W. York and Kenneth R. Knight lit a candle for Russell Craddock

Velma Jessup
   Posted Sun August 07, 2011
Kathleen/Family,
I was sorry to hear of the passing of Russell this morning at church. Russell and Kathleen have been long time friends and many fond rememberances of how wonderful people this family has been though the years. May God comfort you during this time of loss and give to you strenth and encouragement in the days ahead.
With love always, Velma N. Jessup, Charlie W. York and Kenneth R. Knight

Tina
   Posted Mon August 08, 2011
Sorry To here about Russell you are in our thoughts and prayers love Tina & Todd Martindale

JJ
   Posted Mon August 08, 2011
We are sorry to hear of your Loss. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you during this differcult time.

Laverne Cockman
   Posted Mon August 08, 2011
Laverne Cockman lit a candle for Russell Craddock

Steven, Drema and Seth Caddell
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
Steven, Drema and Seth Caddell lit a candle for Russell Craddock

Martin Caddell
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
Martin Caddell lit a candle for Russell Craddock

Bobby
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
Bobby lit a candle for Russell Craddock

Bell Pope
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
Bell Pope lit a candle for Russell Craddock

Vernie and Lois Ritter
   Posted Tue August 09, 2011
Vernie and Lois Ritter lit a candle for Russell Craddock

Larry Ingle
   Posted Wed August 10, 2011
This is Larry Ingle. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this trying time. Russ

Larry Ingle
   Posted Wed August 10, 2011
This is Larry Ingle. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this trying time. Russell and Kathleen were my pastor and wife, respectively. But they were much more than that they were dear true friends and mentors and fellow workers in the kingdom of God. I love you all, family, and will continue praying for y'all. Russell just graduated to ahigher and better place...what a glad reunion day that will be...in the love of Chriswt...Larry

Bob, Jean Nichols
   Posted Wed August 10, 2011
Bob, Jean Nichols lit a candle for Russell Craddock

Bob,Jean Nichols
   Posted Wed August 10, 2011
We will miss Pastor Craddock, he was our pastor at Fellowship Baptist church. Our condolences to Kathleen and family. He is in God's kingdom and praising his name. One day we will all meet again.
Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know he is happy.

Love,
Bob,Jean Nichols & family

Obbie,Cheryl Miller
   Posted Wed August 10, 2011
We were sorry to hear of Pastor Craddock's passing. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heaven.
God Bless an Keep you,

Obbie, Cheryl & Family


Obbie,Cheryl Miller
   Posted Wed August 10, 2011
Obbie,Cheryl Miller lit a candle for Russell Craddock

B.J. Russell
   Posted Mon August 15, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Russell was such a nice person,I am so sorry to hear of his passing. May God Bless You and Yours Always!
B.J. Russell

Janet Collins
   Posted Thu September 29, 2011
Mr. Craddock was such a special man. I met him as my patient a few years ago and he made a lasting impression. I will never forget him and he delivered flowers to my house that I have planted and they will bloom forever more. I know that good Christians go on to reside in Heaven. Hope Russell is up there talking with my Grandparents, and other family members. Don't you know they are all up there together leaving the cares of this world behind. God bless his family and friends. He was a dear man and God called him and he was prepared! Janet Collins

John Lee
   Posted Fri November 01, 2013
..Today I thought about Pastor Craddock, "googled" his name and was saddened to see that he had passed. My condolences to the family. This is way late but in remembrance of him. . .I was a young boy in a church he pastored near Byhalia, Ohio. I came from a broken home. Mr. Craddock made a difference in my life by loving on me as an ornery kid. Most of my youth I was scorned by church folk (I probably deserved it, I was pretty busy and magnetically attracted to trouble) but he showed patience with me and I will never forget it! I look back upon his name with fondness and appreciation. I became quite dark in the years that followed and ended up in heavy drug and alcohol abuse and ultimately became suicidal at my darkest hour. But God saved me! It is people like him that have set forth a harvest in lost lives just as mine was. Praise God for his life and legacy!!!