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In Memory

Mark Cradduct

Mark Cradduck
August 30, 1946 - November 15, 2021


Mark Cradduck, 75, of Pampa, passed away peacefully at his home on November 15, 2021.

Services are pending with Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.

Mark was born August 30, 1946 in Pampa to Harold and Willadean Cradduck.  He graduated from Pampa High School in 1964. Mark graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Hardin Simmons University on a ROTC Scholarship.  After college graduation he was commissioned as an officer in the US Army.  He served his country faithfully in Vietnam from 1969 to 1972.  Mark earned the rank of Captain when he was discharged.  In 1976, he married the love of his life, Becky Fields.  They met at choir practice at church, and they married on February 20, 1976 in Tulsa. They lived in Tulsa and Valdez, Alaska before moving back to Pampa in 1995.  He worked in the Oil and Gas pipeline industry as a scheduler and operations controller for many years.  In 1996, Mark started working for Pampa High School as a history teacher and retired in 2010.  Mark was very crafty and enjoyed building things, he also was an accomplished auto mechanic.  He had a love for his Model A car, horses, and hunting.  Mark also enjoyed poetry, studying history, music, and a good cigar. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church where he was a member of the Mixed Adult Sunday School Class.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife Becky Cradduck of the home; 2 sons, Hugh Cradduck and wife Jennifer of Oxford, OH and Garrett Cradduck and wife Amy of Huntsville; sister, Gail Anderson and husband Ronnie of Pampa; 6 grandchildren, Harrison Cradduck, Dean Cradduck, Clara Cradduck all of Oxford, OH, John Cradduck, Ainsley Cradduck, and Henry Cradduck all of Huntsville.

Memorial services will be 2:00 PM Friday, November 19, 2021 at Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with his 2 sons officiating, Garrett Cradduck and Hugh Cradduck. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory. 



Published in The Pampa News on November 15, 2021

Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors, Pampa, TX



You can view a slideshow about Mark at the bottom of the page at this link:   https://www.carmichael-whatley.com/obituary/mark-cradduck





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01/03/22 07:40 AM #1    

Karen Nealon

First off, His Last Name is CRADDUCK

I frst met Mark at the Valdez Marine Terminal.  He was the Training Coordinator, then Manager. We shared Pampa/Borger stories, as well as discovering we had both moved to Tulsa!  He was a good friend and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

01/07/22 11:30 PM #2    

Martha Preus

Marc was a great guy.  We worked togther in OCC and he helped me make the transition from technician to controller.  We shared an interest in History and though we might not always have seen things in exacty the same light, discussions were always interesting and respectful. It was clear that Mark was a family man through and through  He loved God, his wife, his kids, and his country.  He took his job seriously, but always seemed to enjoy life. He was a 'stand - up guy' and I'm glad I knew him.  My sincere condolences to his wife, his children, grandchildren and friends.   

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