BLOUNTSTOWN - Opal Crutchfield, 89, of Blountstown, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center in Blountstown. She was born on Oct. 28, 1927.
She was married to Audie Ray Crutchfield, her life partner, for 53 years prior to his death in 2004. She mothered six children, three boys and three girls in a ferociously protective manner. A full time homemaker, she was an excellent household manager. She clothed and fed a large family on limited resources.
She was well-known for her cooking skills preparing and serving full home cooked meals daily. Each afternoon the table was set at 5 p.m. sharp in anticipation of Mr. Crutchfield’s arrival home from work. Especially on holidays and on special occasions she prepared a full array of delicious delights and included extended family and friends.
While she did not attend church regularly, she enjoyed a personal relationship with Christ, honored her husband, kept the children in Sunday School and supported her favorite television evangelists.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Audie Ray Crutchfield.
Survivors include six children, James Earl Brixhoff and his wife, Elaine, Sue Redd, Sherry Rankin and her husband, Gary, Ronald Crutchfield, Sandra Holbert and her husband, Ben and Danny Crutchfield and his wife, Lisa; nine grandchildren, Daryl Brixhoff, Michael Brixhoff, Sidney Hamlepp, Portia Huston and her husband, Michael Huston, Monica Reeves and her husband, Kristopher Reeves, Marci and Clevie Burch, Edward Rankin and Gracie Crutchfield; and four great-grandchildren, Lenox Huston, Emilyn Huston, Aubrey Reeves and Gunnar Reeves.
Family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the church.
Services will be held Thursday, April 6 at 11 a.m. CT at New Life Fellowship Assembly of God Church in Chipley. Interment will follow at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bonifay.
Obert Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements.