Obituaries for the Craddock Family
Andrew "Jack" Craddock
Andrew Jackson "Jack" Craddock, 74, of Beckley, died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, at a Beckley hospital following an apparent heart attack. Born March 27, 1924, at Winding Gulf, he was the son of the late Nathaniel Cleve and Daisy Ellen Flinchum Craddock. Mr. Craddock spent his childhood at Lywinn. In the early 1940s he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps, entering the U.S. Navy in 1942. A machinist, gunner and navigator, he was in 14 engagements and 21 invasions, among them the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. He also served in the East China Sea. He was a heavy equipment operator for Westmoreland Coal Company with 30 years of service. He was a member of the UMWA Local 6105 at Midway, the Sophia VFW Post 4326 at Midway, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Post 3506 and the Beckley Moose Lodge, Post 1606. He was a member of the Hollywood Missionary Baptist Church and was an avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Geneva Wickline Craddock; a daughter, Linda Carroll Craddock; a sister, Toby Cummiford; and two brothers, Darrell and Jerry Wayne Craddock. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Hylton Ward Craddock; two daughters, Pamela Jack Craddock Smallwood of Beckley and Gina Garten and her husband, Larry, of Dandridge, Tenn.; a son, Jerry Wayne Craddock of Beckley; a stepdaughter, Deborah Ward Carter and her husband, James, of Deltona, Fla.; a stepson, Garland R. Ward Jr. and his wife, Jenine, of Beckley; a sister, Joy Arenson of Palmetto, Fla.; three brothers, Donald G. Craddock of Palmetto, Fla., Nathaniel "Buck" Craddock of Ruckersville, Va., and William H. Craddock of Charlottesville, Va.; eight grandchildren, Holly, Paul, Richard, Toby, Andrew, Crystal, Melissa and Joy Lynn; and four great-grandchildren, Terry, Derrick, Lela and Dillon. Services will be 11 a.m. Sunday at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley with the Rev. Robert Coburn officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Beckley. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Mike Bonds, Jim Moran, Willie Adams, Charles Helvey, David Zorns and Chester Smith. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Sophia VFW. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.
Chelsey Grace Craddock
Chelsey Grace Craddock, 5-month-old infant daughter of William and Brenda Cunningham Craddock, of Stotesbury, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 1999, at her home following a short illness. She was born March 17, 1999, in Beckley. Other survivors include two sisters, Sherrie Lynn McKinney, and Kayla Sue Craddock, both of Stotesbury; her paternal grandparents, Tommy Lee Craddock Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Maple Fork; her maternal grandparents, Albert Ray and Margaret Cunningham of Amigo; and her paternal great-grandmother, Thelma Boyd of Bluefield, Va. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel, Mount Hope, with the Rev. Charlie Bolen officiating. Burial will follow in the Craddock Cemetery, Maple Fork. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.
Snoden Mike Craddock
LONG BRANCH - Snoden Mike Craddock, 81, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at Beverly Health Care Center in Glasgow following a short illness. Born March 12, 1920, at Cirtsville, he was the son of the late Joseph and Delia Stover Craddock. Mr. Craddock was a retired coal miner and self-employed coal operator of J&A Coal Company and Mike Craddock Coal Company. He was last employed by Tamroy Mining Company. He was a member of the UMWA Local 7086 and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Craddock was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Emmitt, Pete, Russell and Bob Craddock; two sisters, Pearl Humphrey and Carrie Sweeney; and a granddaughter, Tammy Bailey. Survivors include his wife of 521/2 years, Martha Jane Bailey Craddock of Long Branch; a daughter, Debbie Meredith and husband, Joe, of Long Branch; a son, Richard Bailey of Elyria, Ohio; six grandchildren, Brian Meredith of Long Branch, Jody Meredith of Caribbean Islands, Mike Meredith and wife, Karen, of Martinsville, Va., John Bailey, Rick Bailey and Kim Reizer, all of Elyria, Ohio; and six great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tyree Funeral Home Chapel, Mount Hope, with the Rev. Kenny Ayers officiating. Burial will follow in the Pax Community Cemetery. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends and family members will serve as pallbearers. Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Mount Hope.
John Randolph Craddock
JASPER, Ala. - John Randolph Craddock, 64, of 1500 Ridge Drive, died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at BMC Princeton Hospital, Birmingham, Ala. Born Oct. 22, 1937, in Crab Orchard, he was the son of Naomie Gladys Whitlock Craddock and the late Willie Stewart Craddock. Mr. Craddock was a federal mine inspector. Survivors include his wife, Betty L. Hubbard Craddock; two daughters, Naoma Franks of McKinney, Texas, and Johnetta Howell of Killeen, Texas; three sons, Fred Mays of Jasper, David Mays of Crestview, Fla., and John Randall Craddock of Jasper; a sister, G.C. Steadman of Nauvoo, Ala.; a brother, Joseph Craddock of Coal City; and three grandchildren. Graveside rites and burial will be 2 p.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Beckley. Friends may call 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the mausoleum. Arrangements by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, Beckley.
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