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“So sorry to hear of Arlis's passing. You are in our prayers always. Please remember that God can and will give you strength to see you through every...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Eddie and Elaine Shelton - VA

“Jack, Mother, and I are extending our deepest sympathies to all. We have great memories of Arlis. May the Lord continue to lift you up in loves,...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Barbara Henderson - Damascus, VA

“So sorry for your loss hope we can see u love jack sharon brittany shores ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Brittany Shores - Chilhowie, VA

“There are no words to take away your pain!Billy and I were very blessed to have known him through school and class lunches before Apple Festival. He...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Connie Reid - Stuarts Draft, VA

“So sorry to hear of Arlis' passing and know how trying this time can be. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days. I know that...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Temple Mellinger

“Judy and family I am so sorry to hear of Arlis' passing. My heart is heavy for you all. Please accept my sympathy and my prayers for you and your...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Judy Hurd - Glade Spring, VA

“Judy, Brian, Stephen, Duane & families, Our sincere condolences to you in your loss of Arlis. It's wonderful to know his suffering is over but he...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Carl & Alma Jean (Johnson) Pennington - VA

“Judy and FamilySo sad to hear about Arlis. He was a special person and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Prayers for you all.Bob and Judy...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Judy Holmes - Glade Spring, VA

“Judy, My heart grieves for you because I know the feeling for the loss of a spouse. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for your...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Lenora Brown - Chilhowie, VA

“Judy and family, I was saddened to hear of your loss. I know God will keep you all in comfort and peace. ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Freida Crutchfield - Abingdon, VA

“Judy, your family will be in out thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear of your loss. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Dale Powers

“Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear this. I know Arlis was so proud of his kids and grandkids. I know he will be missed. You all are in my...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Shirley Owens - Chilhowie, VA

“Judy, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God wrap you in peace and comfort. We send our love to you and to your family. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Judy Stamper Sharon Stamper Armstrong - VA

“Judy so sorry to hear of Arlis passing in school he was a true friend . ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Tommy Gentry - Chilhowie, VA

“Judy and family, so sorry to hear of Arlis passing. I pray God will wrap his loving arms around each of you and comfort you during this sad time. ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Louise Leslie - Marion, VA

“Judy, Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Jim and Nancy ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Jim and Nancy Riley - Chilhowie, VA

“I worked with Arlis for 15 years at W-L Construction & Paving. He was a great man and truly could fix anything.Alan ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Alan Backus - Abingdon, VA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you in this your time of sorrow. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Ronald Sutherland - Abingdon, VA

“so sorry to hear this, thoughts and Prayers for Judy and all the family ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Jackie & Anna Lee French - VA

“Rainni and Colby I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Janice Thompson - Glade spring, VA

“Judy, I am so saddened to learn of your precious husband's passing. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve this...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Jeanne Martin Haulsee - Chilhowie, VA


Arlis Ray Crutchfield, age 77, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Johnson Memorial Hospital with his loving wife of 55 years by his side.

He was born November 11, 1943 to the late George Allen and Inez Bean Crutchfield in Smyth County, Va.

Arlis graduated from Chilhowie High School and proudly served in the US Army. He was a Park Ranger at Douthat State Park for a time and later drove a fuel truck for Rouse Home Fuel in Chilhowie. He eventually went to work at W-L Construction where he spent over 30 years as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic and Parts Manager. He had masterful mechanic skills and there wasn't anything he couldn't tinker with and fix.

Arlis loved his family and friends dearly and never met a stranger. He truly enjoyed helping people and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He loved the Lord, his Pastor Jay Overbay and his church, Joy Baptist Church of which he was a charter member. He was an avid Chilhowie Athletics supporter where he rarely missed a home sporting event.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Williams Crutchfield; two sons, Bryan Crutchfield and wife Karen of Wise, Va; Stephen Crutchfield and fiancée Lisa Grigsby of Chilhowie, Va; seven grandchildren, Carly, Rainni, Colby, Abbie and Brandon Crutchfield and Keylie and Brandon Brewer; three great-grandchildren, Kason, Carter and Rowan; brother Duane Crutchfield and wife Judy of Provo, UT as well as many nieces and nephews

Funeral Services will be conducted 7 p.m. Monday, May 10, 2021, at Joy Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Overbay officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Middlefork Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated but donations can also be made to Joy Baptist Church Building Fund 37266 Faris Dr. Glade Spring, Va. 24340, Middlefork Cemetery PO Box 613 Chilhowie, Va. 24319 or Sulpher Springs Cemetery PO Box 353 Chilhowie, Va. 24319.

Condolences can be made to the family online at www.williamsfuneralhomeofchilhowie.com Williams Funeral Home of Chilhowie is serving the Crutchfield family.