James Edward Crutcher

September 20, 1937 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 83)


James Edward Crutcher, 83, passed away December 24, 2020, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.  Private family graveside services were held Monday, December 28th at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Paynes, MS, with Rev. Steve Fortenberry officiating.

Jim was born in Dublin, MS, to Etoyle Turner Crutcher and James Henry Crutcher. He was raised in Clarksdale, where he was a 1957 graduate of Clarksdale High School.  He moved to Greenwood around 1980 and opened Crutcher Industrial Supply which he continued to operate until his recent illness. He was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying his own plane.  He was also an avid Ole Miss fan. Jim was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood.

Jim is survived by his wife of 39 years, Shelley Denley Crutcher, four daughters; Julie Kelly (Ralph) of Oxford, MS, Kathy Robertson (Ritchie) of Houston, TX, Joanne Robertson (Dan) of Flowood, MS, and Carrie Ann Eatherly (Wilson) of Ridgeland, MS, a son, Todd Crutcher (Sheila) of Piperton, TN; a sister, Barbara Johnson (William) of Kilmichael, MS; eleven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a nephew, David Green (Diane) of Winona, MS.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 145 North Main St., Collierville, TN  38017 or the charity of the donor’s choice.



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