John Sims Crutcher III

January 4, 1938March 9, 2014

The graveside service for John Sims Crutcher III, 76, of Athens will be at noon Tuesday, March 11th at the Athens City Cemetery with Penne Jones Laubenthal officiating. Visitation is also Tuesday from 10:00a.m. -11:45 a.m. at McConnell Funeral Home. Mr. Crutcher was born January 4, 1938 in Huntsville, AL to Dr. John Sims Crutcher, Jr. and Frances "Bunny" Matthews Crutcher. He attended Sewanee Military Academy and Howard College. After a brief career in pharmacy he pursued a career in real estate. He served in the Alabama National Gaurd as well as National Gaurd Reserve. He was a member of the Progress and Rotary clubs of Athens, AL as well as many regional and national historical societies reflecting his deep interest in history. Mr. Crutcher was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Sue Smith Crutcher. He is survived by his children, Nancy Kelly Crutcher of Athens, John Sims Crutcher IV of New York, stepson Helan McIntyre of California, and by grandchildren; John Winston Garth and Frances Malone Garth. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives: 100 W. Pryor St., Athens, AL; Madison Animal Rescue Foundation: P.O. Box 2486, Madison, AL 35758; or your favorite charity. he direction of McConnell Funeral Home, Athens, AL.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 11, 2014
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 11, 2014

John Sims Crutcher III

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March 11, 2014

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