Obituary: James R. (J.R.) Criddle


Funeral services for James R. (J.R.) Criddle, 90, of Hanceville will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 at Hanceville Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Ensley at 2 p.m.  J.R.’s family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home (please wear a mask).

He was born March 9, 1930 in Houston, MS. He spent his working life as a truck driver for grocery companies.

Surivors include his wife Wilma; daughters Peggy Chrietzberg, Barbara Whetstone, Carolyn Gragg, Patricia Nail, Terri Russell and Missy Armstrong; step-children Donna Oliver, Danny Breedwell and Terri Tice; grandchildren Maggie Maxwell, Dakota Russell, Melissa Chrietzberg, Ginger Lloyd, Summer Ponce, Jessica Nail and Justin Nail; step-grands Chris Hicks, Brandon Hicks, Todd Hammock, Beth Steele, Kristy Kulver, Cassie Shehan and Tia Sharp; great-grandchildren Gracie, Autumn Cameron and Lexie; and siblings Erlene Jackson, Kat McPike, Sarah Allen, Ervin Criddle and Thomas Criddle.

He was preceded in death by siblings Ruth Robertson, Lou Graham and Joe Ben Criddle and grandsons Robbie Chrietzberg and Will Lloyd.