Colvin H. Crandall Jr.: Oct. 8, 2017

Published 9:26 am Friday, October 13, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mr. Colvin H. “Bud” Crandall Jr., age 83, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala.

Funeral services are planned for 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20 in the chapel of Hancock Funeral Home with the Rev. Brooks Partain officiating. A committal service with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at Andersonville National Historic Site with burial in Andersonville National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Asbury Methodist Church, 6690 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham AL 35242.

A native of Sumter County, he was born Aug. 29, 1934, son of the late Colvin Henry Crandall and Eunice Ouida Culpepper Crandall.

He graduated from Americus High School in 1952, and in 1956, graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor of science degree in industrial management. He was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternal order.

He served in the United States Air force from 1956 until 1960, achieving the rank of captain, and was a pilot in the Strategic Air Command.

Mr. Crandall was employed for 25 years in the insulation industry in sales and sales management, and was vice-president of sales. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his wife, Barbara Jean “Jeanie” Young Crandall.

Survivors include his children: Elizabeth E. Lyle (Sherman) of Winston-Salem, N.C., David C. Crandall (Carol) of Pelham, Ala., and Bryan H. Crandall of Winston-Salem, N.C.; granddaughter, Christina Crandall of Pelham, Ala.; stepchildren: Cindi Stewart of Birmingham, Scott Matherly (Marie) of Birmingham, and Daniel Whiteman of Montevallo, Ala.; and stepgrandchildren: Piper Stewart of Birmingham, Eric Reid of Birmingham, and Christopher Lyle of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and his longtime companion, Neverly Oschenhirt of Birmingham, Ala.

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Hancock Funeral Home, 427 S. Lee St., is honored to be entrusted with these arrangements for Mr. Colvin H. “Bud” Crandall Jr.