We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Winnfield Funeral Home- Alexandria
Jacob Clarence Crittle, Sr (JC) was born on October 14, 1926 to the late Lula Williams and Leroy Crittle. He departed this life on February 8, 2022.
JC accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized. He has been a member of the First Union Baptist Church until his death.
JC was preceded in death by his mother Lula Williams and father, LeRoy Crittle; and his sister, Cleo Mines.
He leaves to cherish his memories and is survived by his beloved wife: Mary Virginia Crittle; his children Gloria Dean Pete of San Francisco, California; Clarence LeRoy (Lee) Crittle(Irene Poland, mother-deceased) (Jessie Mae Crittle) of Houston, Texas; Camilla McGhee of Washington, DC; and Jacob Crittle, Jr. of Alexandria, LA. His 5 grandchildren, Jessica Pete of San Francisco, CA; Major Paula Pullen (US Army); Shaundrika White, Jacole White of Alexandria, LA; Nicholas Mack of Capitol Heights, Maryland; 5 great-grandchildren, Paige, Tyree, Jakayla, Chloe, Benjamin; his dearest Aunt Irene Price, Houston, Texas; his sister-in-law, Gladys Wilson (Lindbergh Wilson) of Alexandria, LA; hisbrother-in-law, Julius Mines (Cleo Mines, deceased) of Alexandria, LA. and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
JC was one of the few remaining Black veterans who served in the US Army during both World War II and the Korean War. He was an active and life member of the VFW Post 8852 in Alexandria. After leaving the military, he was a barber by trade for over 60 years, owner of “Spot” Pool Hall and owned a neighborhood restaurant “Crittle Jazz Room – Lounge”. JC loved his Cadillacs, Jazz and the Jazz greats. He was known as the “dressed gentleman” of Alexandria and always took pride in how dressed and presented himself. He was honored in 2012 by the City of Alexandria, Office of the Mayor, with a Proclamation celebrating his 86th Birthday.