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Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA

OBITUARY

Robert "Bob"" Edward Crittenden, Sr.

July 7, 1938November 2, 2019
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CRITTENDEN, Robert Edward, “Bob,” 81, passed away November 2, 2019 at his home after a long illness of Parkinson's. He joins his family in heaven who predeceased him: his late wife, Betty Walter (39 years); his parents, Robert W. and Agnus Barlow Crittenden; and sisters, Clara C. Barlow and Mary C. Gibbs. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Peggy H. Crittenden; his two sons, Robert, Jr. "Rob" and Kevin P. Crittenden (Michelle); two granddaughters, Ashley and Amanda Crittenden; Peggy's daughter, Theresa H. Morris (Brian) and grandsons Matt and Daniel Morris; his sisters Eloise Harris and Jenny Nelson and many beloved nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his lifelong friends, Julian Boulware (Dot) and Bobby Brizendine (Joyce), and brother in law, Jimmy Russell (Pam). Bob was a volunteer fireman in Varina for 15 years and served 8 years in the Navy Reserve. He was called to active duty in the Cuban Missile Crisis and served on the U.S.S. Loeser (Destroyer DE-680). He retired from Richmond Alarm Company in 2000. Bob wanted to express his sincere thanks to friends and family for prayers, visits, and yum yum cookies during his illness. Also a big thank you to Dr. Q at McGuire Veterans Hospital, the staff at Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care, Heartland Hospice, and special thanks and love to his wife, Peggy, for all of her TLC. Please donate to the New Kent Fire & Rescue Squad #5, Emmaus Church Road, New Kent, VA, as a means of thanks in lieu of flowers. The family will receive visitors at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue, Friday, November 8 with visitation at 11:30; a memorial service at 12:00 and interment with military honors at Washington Memorial Park at 3:00. Online condolences received at www.nelsenrichmond.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He joins his family in heaven who predeceased him: his late wife, Betty Walter (39 years); his parents, Robert W. and Agnus Barlow Crittenden; and sisters, Clara C. Barlow and Mary C. Gibbs. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Peggy H. Crittenden; his two sons, Robert, Jr. "Rob" and Kevin P. Crittenden (Michelle); two granddaughters, Ashley and Amanda Crittenden; Peggy's daughter, Theresa H. Morris (Brian) and grandsons Matt and Daniel Morris; his sisters Eloise Harris and Jenny Nelson and many beloved nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his lifelong friends, Julian Boulware (Dot) and Bobby Brizendine (Joyce), and brother in law, Jimmy Russell (Pam)

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Funeral Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Reception Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Interment Friday, November 8, 2019

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