Dr. Fred Brenning Craddock, age 86 of Cherry Log, GA passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Fannin Regional Hospital. He was born on Monday, April 30, 1928 in Humboldt, TN to the late Fred Brenning Craddock, Sr. and Ethel Marie Hood Craddock. Dr. Craddock received a Doctor of Theology degree from Vanderbilt University and was a retired Professor from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He was the cornerstone in the founding of The Craddock Center in Cherry Log, GA. Dr. Craddock was a member of Cherry Log Christian Church.
Survivors are his wife, Nettie Craddock. They would have celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary in June; son and daughter-in-law, John Brenning Craddock and Dee of Marietta, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Laura Lee McMahan and Greg of Oklahoma City, OK; brother, John Alvin Craddock of San Diego, CA; sister-in-law, Chloe Craddock of Saint Louis, MO; four grandchildren, Nathan McMahan, Gavin McMahan, Shane Reis and Kristin Lewis; four great-grandchildren, Caleb Reis, Kaitlyn Reis, Landan Reis and Logan Brenning Lewis also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. from the Cherry Log Christian Church located at 1149 Cherry Log Street, Cherry Log, GA 30522 with Dr. Tom Long officiating. Music will be by Richard Lumpkin. Interment will be in Cherry Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nathan McMahan, Gavin McMahan, Shane Reis, Caleb Reis and Brett Lewis. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening, March 8, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Dr. Craddock may be made to the Craddock Center, P.O. Box 69, Cherry Log, GA 30522 or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge is in charge of the arrangements.