J. Ray Crutcher, 85

LEBANON -- Funeral services for Mr. Crutcher are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, January 9 at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Darrell Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow at the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Friday 2-7 p.m. and after 10 a.m. Saturday at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Crutcher, age 85 of Lebanon passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2010, at the University Medical Center. Born March 28, 1924, in Wilson County, he was the son of the late James Price Crutcher and Sara Emma Weatherly Crutcher. He was a lifelong farmer and drove a school bus for the Wilson County School system for over 25 years.

He was a member of the Highland Heights Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Alene Bradshaw.

Survivors include: his wife of over 65 years Sammie L. Bradshaw Crutcher; children Jamie (Randy) Johnson and Dr. Johnnie (Ramona) Crutcher -- all of Lebanon; grandchildren Lisa (Randy) Newman; Dr. Linda (Stan) Durham -- all of Lebanon; Dr. Sam (Dr. Julie) Crutcher of Columbia, SC; and Holly Jean (Ben) Holton of Murfreesboro; great grandchildren John & Jim Newman, Lindsay & Elizabeth Durham, Madeline Holton, and Anna Crutcher; brother Buford (Claudene) Crutcher; and brother in law, James Bradshaw.

Honorary pallbearers:  Martha Balachandran, Brenda Blankenship, Sandra Bond, James, Donald & Jim Bradshaw, and Jerry Crutcher. Active: Randy, John & Jim Newman, Stan Durham, Dr. Sam Crutcher and Ben Holton.     Arrangements by Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.