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Wildon Craddock

Posted By obits On July 4, 2015 @ 10:14 am In Manteo,Obituaries,Outer Banks | 7 Comments


Wildon Burton Craddock, 83, of Manns Harbor died on Friday, July 3, 2015. Born on August 29, 1931 in Manns Harbor, he was the second son of the late Ronald and Flora Midgett Craddock.  He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rose Craddock, a daughter, Vickie Craddock of Manns Harbor, a grandson, Charles Craddock of Manteo and a brother, Norman Craddock and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews of Manns Harbor.

Wildon attended the Manns Harbor School through the 9th grade and then attended Edwards Military Academy. He returned home and graduated from Manteo High School with the Class of 1949. He joined the United States Air Force in 1950 after the start of the Korean War and was a Staff Sergeant with the 47th Squadron of the Air Police in Sculthorpe, England. He served under Col. David Jones, who was with the Doolittle raid on Tokyo. Wildon was proud to be an American who was able to serve his country. Following his enlistment, he attended Chowan University, worked as a surveying engineer for the National Park Service and retired from the Air Force Bombing Range as Range Supervisor in 1995. He loved the water and spent many years commercial fishing with the family business. Wildon was a lifelong member of Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, where he served in many offices. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gerald Craddock and Rev. Charles Daly officiating. The family will receive friends at the fellowship hall following the service.  Friends are invited to visit at the home this week prior to the service.   Donations may be made in his memory to Mt.  Carmel United Methodist Church.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.twifordfh.com.

Contact Information: 

Twiford Funeral Home (Outer Banks)

Colony Chapel
500 Budleigh Street, PO Box 595,
Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: (252) 473-2449
Fax: (252) 473-3392
Email: David.Jr@TwifordFH.com

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Condolence from priscilla rayburn on July 5th, 2015 9:33 pm

my condolence to the family of wildon may god bless you…….

Condolence from Mary Jolliff Moore on July 6th, 2015 7:34 am

Prayers and good thoughts to Wildon’s family. He was part of the bunch who rode the ferry to school, and some of the Manteo kids looked forward to their arrival. Rivers Bray’s candy may have had something to do with that. I never heard a word against them, and a bunch of them were undoubtedly kin to me. I pray God will keep you in His loving arms till we all meet again. And we will. Love, Mary

Condolence from Marcia Sawyer Bryant on July 6th, 2015 10:16 am

Vick…so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I know that you have been the greatest daughter and caretaker and that now you are left with a great loss. It is my prayer that you will feel the prayers of many lifting you up and know that you have been a great selfless servant and awesome daughter.

Condolence from vaness walston on July 6th, 2015 12:02 pm

Mrs Rose & family . We are very sorry to hear of Mr Weldons passing ! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Robert ask me to tell Mrs Rose that he is also very sorry & he has good memories of you ,bobby & himself had some good time with Outer Banks contractors . God Bless you all at this time love & prayers Vanessa & Robert Wlston

Condolence from Ephey Priest on July 7th, 2015 8:30 am

Rose, may God’s loving hand be with you and family.

Condolence from Ricky and Crystal Basnight on July 11th, 2015 1:01 pm

We are so very sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you now and always.

Condolence from Holly Meekins Williams on July 11th, 2015 2:36 pm

Miss Rose, Vickie and Charlie — Thinking of all of you at this time of loss. May you find great comfort in many loving memories.

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