Edward CrutchfieldPublished 6:57pm Sunday, April 7, 2013
Mr. Edward Crutchfield was born on Jan. 23, 1946, and died on April 5, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his dad, the Rev. W.R. Crutchfield and his brother, Robert Crutchfield.
He is survived by Barbara, his wife of nearly 45 years; his son, Scott and wife, Emily, and his beloved grandchildren, Dawson, Lydia and Adam. He is also survived by his mother, Earsy Mae Crutchfield; his brother, Earl (Ann) Crutchfield; step-brother, Carlos (Connie) Trawick; step-sister, Martha (Will) Persons and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Crutchfield.
Other survivors are his in-laws, Jack and Lillian Hale; brothers-in-law, John (Judith) White and Tom (Shani) White and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins that he loved dearly.
Ed was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a helicopter crew chief in Vietnam.
He was a retired truck driver, cattleman and collector of “treasures” often overlooked by others.
He faced the very rare disease that destroyed his body with a courage that left his family in awe.
He was a friend to many and will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. April 8 at Eclectic United Methodist Church and funeral services at 3 p.m. with Pastor Mark Osgood officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with military honors and Linville Memorial Funeral Home directing.
The family would especially like to thank Dr. Marcial Mendez and the staff at Community Hospice – Susan, Kelly, Amy, Kandy, Allison and Chiquita.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eclectic United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 240580, Eclectic, AL 36024.
Online condolences at www.linvillememorial.com.