In Memory

Jackie Crutchfield

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04/16/10 08:32 AM #1    

Sharon Trull (Morgan)

Jack Crutchfield GREENSBORO — Husband, father, son, brother, little league champ, basketball star, volleyball doubles state champ, friend, entrepreneur, "Big Brother", sailor, seeker of religious truths. These are just words, but when put together they begin to describe the man we knew as Jack Crutchfield.

Jack died Wednesday, April 14, 2010 after a four year battle with lung cancer. He was born in Greensboro, NC in 1949 to John Enoch Crutchfield Jr. and Aveline Patton Crutchfield. He graduated from Page High School in 1968 and attended Pfeiffer College for two years, and transferred to UNC - Chapel Hill with a degree in political science. He went on to become a member of the first graduating class from Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turner Falls, Ma.

Jack established Crutchfield & Associates in 1985 after spending extensive time as a commercial photographer. He set up a full service advertising, marketing and public relations firm serving a variety of client industries from machine manufacturers to banks.

Jack played basketball religiously at the local YMCA up until his diagnosis in 2006. He had been a member and has long lasting friendships through Nat Greene Kiwanis of Greensboro. He was an active member and elder at Guilford Park Presbyterian church and greatly enjoyed the fellowship of his Sunday school class. Jack was an avid sailor and took advantage of every fair weather opportunity to be on the water with family and friends.

He will be missed by many! He was preceded in death by his parents John and Aveline Crutchfield Jr. and survived by his devoted wife Becca and adored children Sydney and Weston, his sister Martha, her husband Jim and their children Kyle and Will, his sister and brother-in-law and their spouses Kim and Walter Cabot, Kevin and Sonja Willitts and their children his nieces and nephew Stephanie, Walter, Charlotte, and Casey as well as his father and mother-in-law Bruce and Gretchen Willitts. A large void will be left behind in his absence as well as a life of accomplishments and memories. We wish him well on his next journey.

A celebratory service of Jack's life will be held Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Guilford Park Presbyterian Church. It is preferred that you don't wear black. Come in colors dressed to celebrate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Guilford Park Presbyterian Church, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Hospice of Greensboro or the National Lung Cancer Partnership.

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10/20/18 02:05 PM #2    

Dee Ham

Jackie and I were roomates at Pfeiffer for our first semester. He was also on the basketball team.  I enjoyed getting to know him better at Pfeiffer.. He was a great guy.  Dee

10/21/18 01:45 PM #3    

Melanie Wells

I agree with Dee. Jackie was a super guy and friend.  Seems like he was always smiling.  I met him at Aycock and he tickled me in later years when he thought I had attended Page.  I have nothing but wonderful, fond memories of Jackie. Gone too soon.  

10/21/18 07:58 PM #4    

Vivian Verney (Lutian)

Good to hear from you, Dee!  We missed you at the reunion!  Thanks for posting about Jackie!  He was such a great and friendly guy!  

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