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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

618 W Main St, Waynesboro, VA

OBITUARY

Billy Stephen Critzer

3 May , 195216 September , 2019

Billy Stephen Critzer, 67, of Afton passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019 at UVA Transitional Care Hospital, Charlottesville.

Born May 3, 1952 in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Billie Lousby and Leona Mae (Harlow) Critzer.

Billy was a member of Rodes United Methodist Church, Afton. Prior to retirement, he was employed with UVA Medical Center for 30 years. Billy was an avid reader and particularly enjoyed books based on history, was a connoisseur of old movies, and loved animals.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Sandra Faye Critzer.

Survivors include his sister, Connie Critzer of Afton; uncles, Harry Harlow of Waynesboro and Dennis Harlow and wife, Sun of Fort Walton Beach, FL; aunts, Jean Harlow Richardson of Powhatan, VA, Hilda Harlow of Saarburg, Germany, and Effie Critzer of Afton; and numerous cousins. Billy is also survived by a special friend, Joey Sheffield, who was by his side during these past 6 months providing much support, accompanying Billy to medical appointments, running errands, being a handyman for house repairs, visiting him and providing much laughter on those visits, and last but not least, feeding his cats when needed.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 W. Main St., Waynesboro.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Rodes United Methodist Church with Rev. Lowell Petry officiating. Those who plan to attend are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Joey Sheffield, Bill Napier, Vance Swink, and Bruce Kostoff.

The family would like to give a special heartfelt thank you to Dr. Ryan Gentzler and Kelly Phillips-RN-Care Coordinator of the Emily Couric Cancer Center for Billy’s care and support during his illness.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Almost Home Pet Adoption Center, 298 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Sandra Faye Critzer.

    Survivors include his sister, Connie Critzer of Afton; uncles, Harry Harlow of Waynesboro and Dennis Harlow and wife, Sun of Fort Walton Beach, FL; aunts, Jean Harlow Richardson of Powhatan, VA, Hilda Harlow of Saarburg, Germany, and Effie Critzer of Afton; and numerous cousins. Billy is also survived by a special friend, Joey Sheffield, who was by his side during these past 6 months providing much support, accompanying Billy to medical appointments, running errands, being a handyman for house repairs, visiting him and providing much laughter on those visits, and last but not least, feeding his cats when needed.
  • DONATIONS

  • the Almost Home Pet Adoption Center, 298 Stagebridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, 19 September , 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, 20 September , 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating

Memories

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James Darin

19 September 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with Connie and the Critzer family! I know this is a difficult time for you. May God bring you comfort and peace during your loss.

Rita Kostoff

18 September 2019

All of us cousins in the Critzer family were pretty close. I remember many good times with all of them, including Billy. As is the case with most families , we started going our separate ways. Even though I didn't see Billy much in recent years, I still will miss him and the memories I have of him.

DENNIS HARLOW

18 September 2019

I remember when Billy was born even though I was only nine years old myself. I remember seeing him often while growing up especially when my Father and his Father would all go squirrel hunting over in the Afton area specifically near Billy's Grandfather's home. Will always cherish those memories.
We will miss Billy. GOD rest his soul.
Uncle Dennis and Sun Harlow