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Forrest Lee Crutchfield Jr

Forrest Lee Crutchfield Jr. age 91 of Paducah passed away Monday March 16, 2015 at 2:30 P.M. at the Baptist Health Care of Paducah.

Mr. Crutchfield was a native of Paducah and attended the Paducah Public School. He was a very proud Veteran of WWII where he served in the United States Army Air Corp, serving in both the European and Mediterranean Theaters.. He retired as a Captain from the Paducah Fire Department. He was a member of the Broadway United Methodist Church where he served as a teacher, for the Mutchler Sunday School Class. Mr. Crutchfield was also one of the original, "Old Time Southsiders". Lee as he was known by many, is survived by his wife, of 58 years, Doris Milliken Crutchfield. One daughter, Melinda Eison (David) of Ledbetter, KY. One son, Lloyd Crutchfield ( Lorene ) of Calvert City, KY. One granddaughter, Nichole Konias of Hopkinsville Ky. Three grandsons, Courtney Eison ( Ashley) Ledbetter, KY, Sean Crutchfield, McKeesport, PA., Ryan Crutchfield of Cuba, IL. two great grandchildren, Carter and Grace Eison of Ledbetter, KY. Two brothers, Jerry Crutchfield of Franklin, TN. and Jon Crutchfield of Paducah, KY. Four sisters, Julia Emberton of Edmonton Ky., Jeanne Crutchfield of Tampa, FL., Jenny Perlman and Jane Merry both of Paducah, KY. One sister-in-law Joann Guy of Cocoa Beach, FL. and one brother-in law, Russell Milliken of Hendersonville, NC. Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest Lee Crutchfield Sr. and Marie Brian Crutchfield, one sister, Rose Marie Brown and two brothers Jan and Joe Crutchfield.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday March 21, 2015 at the Broadway United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Joe Beal officiating. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 12:00 noon till funeral hour. Burial will be private. In-lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Broadway United Methodist or the Charity of your Choice.

Forrest Lee Crutchfield Jr.

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 Lee is my Dad's oldest brother. I loved when we visited with he and Doris. I think I will remember most about him, is the pride he had when talking about and sharing my Dad's, (his younger brother) music. I will never forget sitting in a room with them, as my Dad played the guitar and sang, watching Lee from the corner of my eye, what a proud older brother he was. They shared a love of Poetry, which came from their Dad. Lee was who my dad looked up to for teaching him to hunt and fish which was my Dad's passion because of his older brother. Lee and Doris had a beautiful life together and what a great couple they were! I celebrate his life, as it was full and honorable. Hugs and all my love to Doris and family. May you rest in peace Uncle Lee, you meant the world to your brother Jan, and now your are together again. Love As Always, Punkin 

Punkin Crutchfield Mar 20 2015 12:00 AM

 Lee was my childhood friend. I was five years old and was a little older so He would come to my house to teach about baseball which was my passion. I never forget the impression he made on me. I appreciate all he did for me. We remained friends until his death. We e-mailed each other until he couldn't anymore. I loved him like a brother and really will miss him. Heaven will have another angel. Lee was a great man. Lee RIP. Your best and long friend. Jack 

Jack Trevathan Mar 19 2015 12:00 AM

 So sorry for your loss 

Kathleen Bright Mar 18 2015 12:00 AM

 We were so saddened to learn of Lee's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you celebrate Lee's wonderful life while mourning his absence. Lee has left many precious memories to comfort until we meet again. May God grant you His grace, peace, and strength. 

Anna June Nickell, Shea & Carolyn Nickell, and Duane & Karen Nickell Mar 18 2015 12:00 AM

 Lee grew up and was a very good friend and fellow Southsider with my Dad, Spike Willoughby, as kids. I have been attending the Southside get together and have been good friends with Lee and Doris and been to the Jackson House apt. many times. Lee was a very good friend of mine and our family and will be remembered by me, my family, and fellow Southsiders I am sure he is visiting with in heaven now. Thoughts and prayers are with Doris and the family. 

Tom Willoughby Mar 18 2015 12:00 AM