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John Crittendon, Jr. was born on February 13, 1955 in Dyersburg, Tennessee to John Crittendon, Sr., and Elizabeth Jean Crittendon.
The Crittendon family relocated to Michigan City, Indiana in 1963 where John received his formal education. It is here where he met the love of his life, Janis Crittendon. After their union, they planted their roots in Kingsford Heights, Indiana. This is where he resided until he was called to his new heavenly home.
To know John was to love him! He would give you the shirt off his back and would do anything for his family, friends, and neighbors. He worked at Josam Manufacturing, he also had a long career at Howmet Corporation and was remembered by his many coworkers as a hardworking man that took pride in his work.
John's favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting, and camping. This is something he passed on to his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed just hanging out and spending time with them at large family gatherings.
After making his transition on April 20, 2018, he leaves to celebrate his life his wife, Janis (Mason) Crittendon, six sons, John Phillip (Brandi), Charles, Carl (Ashley), Larry (Puanani), Steven, Anthony (Delana) and four bonus sons, Javadis (Jennifer) Beaty, Matthew (Sabrina) Wedow, Harlan (Nora) Stacy, and Anthony (Jen) McCarty; two daughters, Jerri of La Porte, Indiana and Kamika of Atlanta, Georgia; three brothers, Stevie (Sharron) Crittendon, Anthony (Deborah) Crittendon and Gregory (Margaret) Crittendon of Chesapeake, Virginia; sister, Beverly (Larry) Phillips, sister-in-love, Libby Crittendon; 25 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He also was cherished by his father-in-love, Linton (Rose) Hawkins, special friends, Sherman (Lonnette) Phillips, Lee (Christel) Holley both of Michigan City, Indiana; two special cousins, Jerry Taylor of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Tim Frye of California; two uncles, James (Ann) Crittendon of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Lil Curtis Mann of Dyersburg, Tennessee. A host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Proceeding him in death are his parents, John Crittendon Sr. and Elizabeth Jean Crittendon; his father-in-love, Alphonso Robinson Jr.; a loving mother-in-love, Carol Lawson; his son, John Alphonso Crittendon Sr.; his sister, Doris Jean; his brother, Ronald Crittendon Sr. and a special uncle, Carl Crittendon Jr.