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John Robert Crumpler
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John Robert Crumpler

Born: January 08, 1927
Died: December 26, 2012

John Robert Crumpler, 85, of Suffolk, VA passed away December 26, 2012. He was born in Isle of Wight County, VA, to the late Charlie and Maude Odey Crumpler. He is also predeceased by three sisters, Berta C. Hooker, Josie C. Nelms, and Anne C. Edwards, and brother, Henry Crumpler. Robert served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a Ford automobile salesman for 40 years, most recently with Barton Ford. He was a member of TPA Post P and Woodmen of the World. Robert loved to fish and spend time with people, especially his family.

Robert is survived by his wife of 66 years, Virginia Johnson Crumpler; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda C. and George Pearce of Manteo, NC, Patricia C. and Art Forrester, and Cindy C. and Dan Clements; son and daughter-in-law, John R. Crumpler, II and Terri Crumpler, all of Suffolk; grandchildren, Denise A. Pearce, Davis Pearce, Amy F. Willette, Carson Forrester, Lisa C. Lucas, Dan Clements, Jr., Jesse Clements, Derek Clements, and J. Robert Crumpler, III; 5 great grandchildren; brother, John Thomas Crumpler; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Friday, December 28, 2012, at 2 p.m., at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3515 Robs Dr., Suffolk, VA 23434 with Rev. Tommy Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1515 Suffolk, VA 23439-1515. Condolences may be registered online at

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