|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1922|
|Death: ||May 24, 2000|
Charles B. Craddock longtime minister, dies in Livingston at age 78 Pastor served Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian churches throughout Southeast
LIVINGSTON, Ala., - The Rev. Charles Bennett Craddock, who had served at churches throughout Alabama and other parts of the Southeast, died Wednesday at his home in Livingston. He was 78. Craddock, a native of Roper, N.C., was a pastor and minister in the Free Will Baptist Church for 26 years, serving at various churches. Some towns and cities he served in include Belk, Ala., Fulton, Miss., Ayden, N.C., Dothan, Marianna, Fla., Cottondale, Fla., and Wicksburg, Ala. In addition, he was a pastor and minister for 28 years serving in the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, serving in Alabama towns such as Columbia, Haleburg, York, Eutaw, Forkland, Gainesville, Epes and West Greene.
He was district missions secretary in the Dothan and Demopolis Districts. He was also treasurer and board of directors member for the Wesley Foundation at the University of West Alabama.
After retiring from full-time work at churches, he served one year as interim pastor for the York Presbyterian Church, then became pastor of the Gainesville Charge and the Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church in Epes, where he served until his death. As a teen-ager, Craddock joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in Manteo, N.C. He served as a chief petty officer in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II.
A graduate of Freewill Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tenn., he attended Troy State University in Dothan and Candler School of Theology in Atlanta. Survivors include his wife, Aileen D. Craddock of Livingston; five sons, Charles O. Craddock of Virginia Beach, Va., the Rev. Philip D. Craddock of Ozark, Ala., Daniel B. Craddock of Livingston, the Rev. Timothy S. Craddock of York and Mark N. Craddock of Citronelle; a brother, David Craddock of Winterville, N.C.; three sisters, Mildred Haire of Creswell, N.C., Frances Scott of Hertford, N.C., and Iris Rae Bennett of Laurel, Md.; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Roy Funeral Home in York. Services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Eutaw United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Siloam Cemetery in York. Roy Funeral Home in York and Freeman Funeral Home in Citronelle are handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box 55802, Jackson, MS 39296.
Published Thursday, May 25, 2000, Mobile Register, Mobile, Alabama
Myrtle Aileen Duncan Craddock (1922 - 2012)*
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