James "Howard" Craddock, age 77, of Leitchfield, KY, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the home of his daughter in Caneyville, KY.
He was born on July 2, 1936 in Louisville, KY, the son of the late Rev. Albert Brown Craddock and Rosena Bryant Craddock.
He was a retired supervisor for Bel Cheese, a member of the Leitchfield Masonic Lodge and a member of the Broadway Missionary Baptist Church.
Howard, along with his wife Norma, was a long-time actor in the Pine Knob Theater. He enjoyed his grandchildren, gardening, woodworking, baseball and all University of Louisville sports.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Mike Boone; his grandchildren, Bryan Henderson (Aegina) of Clarkson and Gennifer Smith (Brad) of Caneyville; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Daisy Watson of Minnesota and Doris Jean Marsh of Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Williams Craddock, a great-grandchild; two brothers and a sister.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at the Broadway Missionary Baptist Church in Leitchfield. Bro. Johnny Long and Bro. Chester Shartzer will be officiating. Burial will be in the Little Clifty Methodist Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Dermitt Funeral Home from 12 noon until 8 p.m. on Saturday and at Broadway Missionary Baptist Church from 9 a.m. Sunday until time of services.
Online condolences can be made in the guestbook on at www.dermittfuneralhome.com.