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 - 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.
Condolences: www.PinesFunerals.com

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  1. 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 dur

  2. Velma N. Jessup, Charlie W. York and Kenneth R. Knight lit a candle for Russell Craddock

  3. 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,
    O

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 g

  7. ..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

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