October 27, 1932 ~ August 7, 2011
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.