Charles Judson Craddock 82, of Murrells Inlet, SC passed away at home on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 after a brief battle with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Born on April 29, 1936 in Huntington, WV, the son of Donald Judson Craddock and Inez Mae Craddock.He was a graduate of Hurricane High School and Georgia Institute of Technology. As a Chemical Engineer, he co-oped with American Viscose while in college and retired from FMC Corporation after 42 years. He worked in WV, FL, MD, ME, NC, NJ, NY, PA, WY, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands and Chile.
Charles was an active member of Grand Strand Church of Christ, leading the song service and donating his time to project manage a building expansion as well as other activities.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Sue McGhee Craddock, son, Dr Roger (Fran) Craddock of Memphis, TN, and daughter, Cheryl Craddock Childers of Hurricane, WV. Five granddaughters; Alisa(Tyree) Peters of Nashville, TN, Lindsey (Dennis) Carte of Hurricane, WV, Dr Adrienne (Andrew Kimball) Childers of St. Louis, MO, Drs Sarah (Nick) Moore, Sterling, CO, and Drs Anne (Hank) Wynn, Memphis TN. Brothers; Jim Craddock of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Louis Craddock of Parkersburg, WV eight great-grandchildren; Madison, Judd, Beau, Charlie, Rebecca Rose, Will, Lucy, Evie and a host of family and friends.
Charles has had a passion for flying since a child. He has held a private pilot’s license since 1964. In 2016, he received the Wright Brothers award for 50 years of safe flying and has been very active with the Young Eagle Program, giving many children their first experience of flying.
As a member of Wachesaw Plantation Golf Club, he has enjoyed playing golf 3-4 times per week and also served on different committees with the club and the Property Owners Association. He loved God, family, flying, golf, travel, trains, reading and never met a stranger.
A celebration of his life will be held at 12:00, Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Grand Strand Church of Christ, 2112 Glenns Bay Road Surfside Beach with visitation one hour before the service.
Another celebration will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 2837 Main Street, Hurricane, WV at 12:00 with visitation one hour before the service. Entombment will be at Valley View Memorial Park.