Dan M Craddock Jr.

January 17, 1918June 20, 2013

Dan Craddock, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, departed this world for his Heavenly home on June 20, 2013. Born on January 17, 1918, he was the third child of Lila Tenison Craddock and Dan Murchison Craddock. He is predeceased by wife Arabella Wofford Craddock, son Dan III, and siblings Anne Schoellkopf and Dorothy Elliott. Dan is survived by daughter Arabella and husband Benton Bond, son Tom and wife Jill Craddock, daughter Lila and husband Schuyler Marshall, daughter Ellen and husband Marcello Guercini, ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A native Dallasite with a true entrepreneurial spirit, he founded Craddock Lumber Company in 1947 and remained active in the business until a few weeks ago. Dan attended Highland Park High School, Phillips Exeter Academy and the University of Texas, where he was a member of SAE. He was a lifelong member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Little Sandy Hunting & Fishing Club, Idlewild Club, Terpsichorean Club and Brook Hollow Golf Club. He was an avid outdoorsman, duck hunting and bass fishing into his early nineties. Dan’s life was characterized by faith, integrity, humility, friendships and family. A service celebrating Dan’s life will be held on Monday, June 24 at 4:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 8200 Devonshire, Dallas, Texas 75209. In honor of Dan, please consider memorials to Westminster Presbyterian Church or Ducks Unlimited, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120.


  • Memorial Service Monday, June 24, 2013

Dan M Craddock Jr.

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David Jaderlund

April 10, 2014

Dan and Arabella were my all time favorite neighbors! It was a pleasure to have them next door for ten years, prior to moving to New Mexico.
Dan was always quick with a smile, as he'd meet me at the fence between our homes to deliver fresh caught fish, or fresh ducks. His always cordial demeanor will be missed, as well as his great sense of humor. What a great gentleman. They don't make 'em like Dan anymore.

Marion Stewart

July 1, 2013

He was a dear man. I remember him from the days when my father was minister at Westminster Presbyterian. Please accept my condolences.

June 27, 2013

Arabella, I remember your father from our elementary school days. He was a kind man who seemed to have the patience and good nature to put up with us kids. My condolences to you and your family.

June 25, 2013

Dear Lila and Schuyler,
As a young woman my father-in-law introduced me to Mr. Craddock and I remember the gleam in his eye and the kind smile on his face. I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad he is home safe and in the arms of Jesus, but it doesn't mean you won't miss him terribly. You will be in my prayers.
Kathi Hensley

Sally Kingdom

June 24, 2013

I send my sincere sympathies to you and your family on the great loss of your father. What an admirable patriarch he was for your family. It was just two years ago you lost your wonerful mother and now we hopefully hope your parents are in God's Eternal Home together. I am glad you have the comfort of being together as a family at this time of loss. You were a loving daughter and I know you and your siblings will carry on the wonderful legacy of a close and loving family. I am thinking of you and hope to see you later this year.

Carolyn Lucas Bass

June 24, 2013

Arabella and Dan Craddock were two of the most endearing devoted members of Westminister Presbyterian. May their memory be eternal.

June 24, 2013

My sympathies to Arabella and the entire Craddock family on the loss of their father.

Lynn Watson Guy
Forth, TX