John Robert Crumpler

Published 7:37 am Thursday, December 27, 2012

SUFFOLK–John Robert Crumpler, 85, of Suffolk, Va., passed away December 26, 2012.

He was born in Isle of Wight County, Va., to the late Charlie and Maude Odey Crumpler.

He was also predeceased by three sisters, Berta C. Hooker, Josie C. Nelms and Anne C. Edwards; and a brother, Henry Crumpler.

Robert served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII.

He was a Ford automobile salesman for 40 years, most recently with Barton Ford.

He was a member of TPA Post P and Woodmen of the World.

Robert loved to fish and spend time with people, especially his family.

Robert is survived by his wife of 66 years, Virginia Johnson Crumpler; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda C. and George Pearce of Manteo, N.C., Patricia C. and Art Forrester, and Cindy C. and Dan Clements; son and daughter-in-law, John R. Crumpler II and Terri Crumpler, all of Suffolk; grandchildren, Denise A. Pearce, Davis Pearce, Amy F. Willette, Carson Forrester, Lisa C. Lucas, Dan Clements Jr., Jesse Clements, Derek Clements and J. Robert Crumpler III; 5 great -grandchildren; brother, John Thomas Crumpler; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Friday, December 28, 2012, at 2 p.m., at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Dr., Suffolk, VA 23434, with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1515 Suffolk, VA 23439-1515.

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