— The graveside service for John Sims Crutcher III, 76, of Athens will be at noon Tuesday at the Athens City Cemetery with Penne Jones Laubenthal officiating. Visitation is from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at McConnell Funeral Home.
Mr. Crutcher died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his residence.
Mr. Crutcher was born Jan. 4, 1938, in Huntsville, 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 Guard as well as National Guard Reserve. He was a member of the Progress and Rotary clubs of Athens, 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 a daughter, Nancy Kelly Crutcher of Athens; a son, John Sims Crutcher IV of New York; a stepson, Helan McIntyre of California; and 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 a favorite charity.