Posted: Monday, May 6, 2013 5:00 pm
The Messenger, May 6, 2013
William Donald “Don” Craddock, 71, of the Clayton community died 10:05 a.m. May 4, 2013, at his home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. The Revs. Eric Burress and Charles Southerland will officiate. Burial will follow in Fremont Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until the hour of services Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Randy Craddock, Johnny Craddock, Allen Craddock, Michael Craddock, Michael McNeely and Paul Goodman. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Haynes, Aubrey Smith, Ronnie Craddock, Jamie Roach, Scotty Craddock, Gerald Craddock and Steve Alexander.
Memorial contributions may take the form of donations to David’s Chapel Baptist Church, 172 State Route 925, Hickman, KY 42050; Walnut Log Baptist Church, 3834 Old Samburg Road, Hornbeak, TN 38232; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
He was born March 4, 1942, in Hickman, Ky., son of the late H.C. “Haughty” and Lottie Bell (Williams) Craddock. He married the former Shirley Ann Goodman May 28, 1966. She survives. He was the owner of the former Craddock’s Grocery and the former Craddock’s Used Cars. He was a member of David’s Chapel Baptist Church in Brownsville, Ky.
He is also survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie and Alisha Craddock of Union City and Billy and Jennifer Craddock of Clayton; his daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Jay Hatchett of Salina, Kan.; nine grandchildren and the spouse of one; Kelsey Craddock and Brady Craddock, both of Union City, Laurie and David Kissell and Lindsey Craddock, all of Clayton, and Reese Hatchett, Emily Hatchett, Jackson Hatchett, Abby Hatchett and Jacob Wayne Hatchett, all of Salina; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Helen Craddock of Union City and Dale and Kathy Craddock of Alabama; and his sister, Evelene Vowell of Memphis.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Buck Craddock, Lloyd Craddock, Tom Craddock and Avery Dee Craddock; and his sister, Gertrude Craddock.
To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.