SALEM – Francis “Krutch” Allen Crider, age 86, died at 7:08 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born May 15, 1932 in Columbiana County, Fairfield Twp., the son of the late William and Myrtle (Harrold) Crider.
Francis was employed as a machinist for 30 years at E.W. Bliss. He also worked at Fordee’s and Sekeley’s. Francis was a drag racer for 25 years and a five-time National Champion. He was a member of the Harvest Baptist Church and the Hose Club.
His wife, Janet Lucille (Coy) whom he married January 3, 1953 preceded him in death July 31, 2013.
Survivors include a son, Danny Allen (Linda) Crider of Beloit; two daughters, Cindy Crider of Salem and Melody (Robert) Hovis of Winchester, KY; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Otto and Ronald also preceded him in death.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Harvest Baptist Church with Pastor Ron Laughlin officiating. Calling hours will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be held at Highland Memorial Park.
Memorial donations may be made to Harvest Baptist Church, 5501 St. Rt. 45 South, Salem, OH 44460.
Harvest Baptist Church
5501 St. Rt. 45, Salem OH 44460