Alan Craddock

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Alan R. Craddock
WHITAKERS, N.C.—Alan Russell Craddock, 51, died Feb. 27, 2009, after a short illness.
In his father’s footsteps, he was a second-generation carpenter. Later in his adult life he followed in his heavenly Father’s generation, the Master carpenter, and renewed his faith in the Lord.
Mr. Craddock enjoyed cooking for and spending quality time with his family and friends.
He was an avid NASCAR fan and in his younger years he loved to race his red 1966 GTO. Alan believed in helping others and continued to do so after his death through organ donation.
Survivors include his son, Alan Russell Jones “AJ” of Petersburg; his daughter, Courtney Marie Craddock and her mother Trish Landi of Whitakers; his dog, Digger; a brother, Donald Craddock (Joy) of Courtland; five sisters, Dorothy Greene (James) of Suffolk, Diane Craddock (Tommy) of Walters, Carol Keefe (Wayne) of Ivor, Va., Sandy Atkins of Suffolk, Anne Timpson (Al) of Heber, Utah; “special sister,” Debbie Greene (Carl) of Whitakers; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Melton Craddock Jr.; mother, Ola Marie Craddock; nephew, JJ Wade; and niece, Michele Wade.
Since he has many longtime friends in the Suffolk and Franklin area there will be two memorial services held.
The first service was held Tuesday at Community Baptist Church, 177 Watson St., Enfield, N.C., at 2 p.m. with Pastor Carl Greene and the Rev. Dexter Taylor officiating.
The family received friends at the Greene residence, 2401 Adcock Road, Whitakers.
The second service will be held Friday at True Word Christian Church, 1315 Carrsville Hwy., Franklin, at 6 p.m. with Pastor Charles Worth officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
The family will receive friends at other times the Craddock residence, 4392 Cox St., Walters.
In remembering Alan in his shortened life, his family encourages you to cherish each day, spend more time with loved ones and renew your faith in God because when this life ends eternity begins.
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