He was born on Nov. 13, 1922 in Putnam County. He was a graduate of Cloverdale High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Cradick retired from IBM and was a member of Temple Lodge No. 47 in Greencastle, where he was a Master Mason.
His wife, Mary Emma Cradick preceded him in death on July 4, 2000.
Surviving are his sons, Jerry W. Cradick and wife, Candy of Brazil and Tim D. Cradick and wife, Iris of Fillmore; two granddaughters, Nicole Cradick and Courtney Cradick and two great-grandchildren, Kayla Evans and Skylar Cradick.
Masonic services will be held on Wednesday Sept. 3, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service. Interment with V.F.W. Honors will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be emailed to the family c/o INHPR@keystonegroup.com