James Franklin Crytser, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and buddy, handed away peacefully after a four-month battle with most cancers in his hometown of Morgantown, on Nov. 22, 2023. He was born on Oct. 17, 1936, in Morgantown, leaving an enduring legacy for his household and neighborhood.
Jim was a devoted household man who was deeply liked by his household. He’s survived by his devoted spouse, Patricia Laurie Crytser, his youngsters Jimmy Crytser and spouse Kelley, Laurie Barbe and husband Steve, Tim Crytser and spouse Leslie, and his daughter-in-law Becky Crytser. He was a proud grandfather to Rachel, Alli, Derek, Drew, David, and Dillon, and a doting great-grandfather to Cecilia, Tommy, Cole, and one on the way in which. He’s additionally survived by his brother Bud Crytser and spouse Marge, and his sister Sharon Crytser Petitte. Jim was preceded in demise by his mother and father, James Edward and Rena Pearl Baker Crytser; grandson, Derek Crytser; brother-in-law, Jasper Petitte; and his father- and mother-in-law, Louis and Sophie Laurie.
He proudly served his nation as a member of the USA Air Power. Jim was a person of many abilities and pursuits, identified for his skill to repair something and his knack for artistic options. He was a pure handyman, even constructing his own residence. He spent his skilled life as a High quality Management Engineer for Consolidation Coal Firm, the place he was revered for his intelligence and a spotlight to element. Jim was additionally a member of the Masonic Lodge and Elks Lodge, contributing his time and expertise to those organizations.
Outdoors of labor, Jim had a zest for all times that was infectious. He was an avid golfer and had a ardour for traditional vehicles, which he shared together with his brother Bud and son-in-law Steve. He was significantly pleased with his ‘57 Buick, which he bought after highschool. In his youthful years, he drove race vehicles, a testomony to his adventurous spirit. In his later years, he discovered enjoyment on the capturing vary and, alongside his daughter, watching Fox Information for hours at a time. He additionally loved two easy pleasures in life — Yuengling and Fritos.
Jim’s household want to acknowledge the wonderful care he acquired whereas at Morgantown Healthcare Heart (previously Stonerise) and the steering and passionate care he acquired from Amedisys Hospice. His household might be endlessly grateful.
Household and buddies are invited to collect at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Dwelling from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m on Monday, Nov. 27, and once more on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023, from 10 a.m. till the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Junius Lewis officiating. Following the service, Jim might be laid to relaxation at Nice Hill Cemetery with full army honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations could also be made in Jim’s reminiscence to The Derek Crytser Memorial Schooling Fund, P.O. Field 1297, Ashland, VA 23005. Donations may also be made by calling The Hanover Schooling Basis: 804-365-4560 or 804-365-4565 or on-line: http://hcps.us/employees/hanover_education_foundation/donate. Click on on the blue “donate on-line” button! Enter “Derek Crytser Memorial Scholarship” within the particulars field under Hanover Schooling Basis (HEF) Donation.