Michael Dennis Craddock of Lottsburg,VA, passed away on February 9, 2020, at the age of 76.
Michael is survived by a loving and devoted family: his wife, Jennifer A. VanLandingham of Callao, VA; Children: Timothy D. Craddock of Colonial Beach, VA, Mark A. Craddock of Harrisonburg, VA, M. Kathryn Craddock and husband Kenneth R. Craddock Jr. of Leesburg, VA, and Matthew J. Palese III and wife, Maria G. Palese of Hamilton, VA; Grandchildren: Jonathan E. Isquith and Joseph A. Isquith, both of Falls Church, VA and Ava C. Palese and Angela M. Palese of Hamilton, VA; Two Brothers: Kenneth R. Craddock, Sr. of Springfield, VA and Phillip D. Craddock and wife, Sharon L. Craddock of Pinetops, NC; a sister-in-law, Gaynor VanLandingham and husband, Micheal W. Cole of Callao, VA and 11 nieces and nephews and their families. He is predeceased by a brother, Richard I. Craddock of Durham, NC.
Michael was born April 4, 1943, to parents, Ira and Margaret Craddock, both deceased, of Tarboro and Pinetops, NC. He graduated in 1970 from Southeastern University with a BS Degree in business administration. Michael had a successful career in the area of contracts and procurement for several large corporations in the Washington DC area, including Amtrak, Leasco, and Satellite Business Systems (SBS), achieving senior management positions at MCI and Concert before retiring to the Northern Neck in 1999. He faithfully pursued a second career from 2004 to present as a Communications Officer/Dispatcher for the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO). He enjoyed the daily interaction with his coworkers and interfacing with the community, especially those friends in the Safe and Secure Program.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the late Spring. In lieu of Flowers, memorials may be given to the Northumberland County Animal Shelter at NCSO, P.O. Box 310, Heathsville, VA 22473.