Frank Craddock

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Frank Craddock
Born September 19, 1928
Died November 1, 2005
Spouse Shirley Louise Penn Craddock
Parents Ike Elbert and Laura Rabb Craddock
Children Frank Craddock, Jr.
Mark Craddock
Laura Kim Beckett

Frank Wooters Craddock (1928-2005) was a Pensacola advertising executive who was a principal in the Dodson, Craddock and Born advertising agency.

Born in Pensacola on September 19, 1928, Craddock attended Pensacola High School and Auburn University's Engineering School. He served as an aviator in the Navy for ten years and was a combat veteran of the Korean War.

In 1960 Craddock helped design the famous Pensacola Beach sign with Patricia Born, and the two joined Pat Dodson's ad agency in 1961. Craddock served as president for 25 years.

Craddock was married to Shirley Louise Penn Craddock, with whom he had three children. His interests included fishing and bird watching.

He died on November 1, 2005 at age 77.

Community involvement[edit]


  • "Longtime Pensacola advertiser dies at 77." Pensacola News Journal, November 4, 2005.
  • Obituary. Pensacola News Journal, November 6, 2005.