THOMAS FREEMAN "SONNY" CRUTCHER, JR
Lifelong farmer, former Tennessee Highway Patrolman and trucking company owner Thomas “Sonny” Crutcher Jr., 73, of Paris died Monday, May 4, 2009, at Plumley Rehabilitation Center.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Roger Banks will officiate. Entombment will follow in Rose Lawn Mausoleum.
Named as pallbearers are Randy Crutcher, Matt Lewis, Terry Crutcher, Dickie Bomar, Dale Cummings and David Foy.
Honorary pallbearers will be R.W. Bell, Buddy Callicott and Ray Sanders.
Visitation is planned from 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Born June 30, 1935, in Paris, he was the son of Thomas Freeman Crutcher Sr. and Lucille Bowden Crutcher, now both deceased.
He was married on Aug. 5, 1956, to the former Joyce Holcomb, who died Feb. 25, 2008.
Crutcher served for two years in the Naval Reserve. He was a member of the church of Christ. In addition to farming, he was an award-winning tractor puller for several years.
He worked with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for seven years and owned a trucking company for many years. A family member said he was an avid supporter of Helping Hand, the Henry County Fair and Henry County 4-H.
He leaves one daughter: Debbie (Ralph) Dillard of Paris; one son: Randy (Janice) Crutcher of Paris; a brother-in-law: Thomas Ray Sanders of Nashville; three grandchildren: Jenilee (Nathan) Williams, Matt Lewis and Madison Dillard; and a special caregiver: Rosie Lowry.
He also was preceded in death by a sister: Julia Florence Crutcher Sanders.
Memorials may be made to Henry County Helping Hand, P.O. Box 22, Paris.
Reprinted from THE PARIS
May 5, 2009 Edition ~ Used by Permission
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