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Luther B. Crites, Sr.

September 30, 1931 November 18, 2018
Luther B. Crites, Sr.
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Obituary for Luther B. Crites, Sr.

Luther B. Crites, Sr., age 87, of Reinersville Ohio, formerly of the Portage Lakes area of Akron, died Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born September 30, 1931, in Birch River, Nicholas County, West Virginia, son of the late Corley and Maggie Mullins Crites. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in Trieste, Italy, during the Korean War from 1952-1954, and he retired from PPG Industries in Barberton. Luther attended the Reinersville United Methodist Church, and he was a life member of American Hunting and Fishing Clubs. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, vegetable gardening and being outdoors. Luther was devoted to his family.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Shelva Jean Foster Crites, whom he married July 19, 1958, and who died May 14, 2002; one brother, Calvin Crites; and one sister, Opal Houghton.

Surviving are his son, Luther B. "Luke" (Sandy) Crites, Jr., of Fort Mill, South Carolina; two grandsons, Kyle and Bradley Crites of Rock Hill, South Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Tuesday, November 20, 2018, from 5-8 PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral will be observed Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 11AM with Pastor Jim Porter officiating. A military graveside service will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Parkersburg, West Virginia, conducted by Parkersburg American Legion Post #15. The family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimers Association, Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, or online at www.alz.org.


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Visitation

Tuesday

20

Nov

5:00 PM 11/20/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/20/2018 8:00:00 PM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Service

Wednesday

21

Nov

11:00 AM 11/21/2018 11:00:00 AM
McVay-Perkins Funeral Home

416 East Street
PO Box 263
Caldwell, OH 43724

McVay-Perkins Funeral Home
416 East Street Caldwell 43724 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Olivet Cemetery Final Resting Place

2101 - 23rd Street
Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101

2101 - 23rd Street Parkersburg 26101 West Virginia
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

P. O. Box 22478
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123
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