Leslie Jackson “L.J.” Crutchfield Jr.

Published 7:44 pm Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Leslie Jackson “L.J.” Crutchfield Jr., 88, of Atmore, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Bay Minette.

He was born Oct. 19, 1925, to the late Leslie Jackson Crutchfield Sr. and Lula Bell Myrick Crutchfield. He was a World War II veteran and served in the Pacific on the U.S.S. New York.

He had retired from civil service, where he had worked at Brookley Field and NAS-Pensacola. He attended The Church of the Living God in Atmore.

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He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Jewel McNeil Crutchfield, second wife Frances Odom Crutchfield and one brother Melvin Crutchfield.

He is survived by his son, Larry E. (Pennie) Crutchfield of Warner Robins, Ga., and a daughter, Melanie Bell (Kim) Crocker of Riviera, Texas, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and his family and friends.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 11, at 2 p.m., at Green Acres Cemetery in Brewton.

Visitation was Monday March 10, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of all arrangements.