Kerry Wayne Craddock, 59, was born in Great Falls, MT and passed away May 5, 2021 peacefully at home in Flagstaff, AZ of cancer. He went to Sechrist Elementary School, Flagstaff High School, and NAU, where he was a member of ROTC. He served in the US ARMY (1st Lt) as a helicopter pilot and earned several achievement honors for parachuting, sharpshooting, and aviation. After the Army, he spent time as an aviation mechanic, instructor, and helicopter pilot doing heavy cargo transport in Arizona and Colorado. He also spent time managing the FBO in both Page and Winslow. He earned the designation Master Gardener. He loved the outdoors and loved the beach in Costa Rica. Some of his other hobbies were hockey, photography, and jet skiing. He had a great voice and loved to sing in church.
Kerry is survived by his mother Jerri Craddock, sister Sherri Slayton (Rob Gerlak), nieces Lindsey (Osmar) Morando, and Kristin Slayton. He is preceded in death by his father Gary Craddock.
Graveside services will be at Citizens Cemetery Veteran’s section on Monday, May 17th at 1:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to www.NAMI.org.
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