Robert D. Crutcher III

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Robert D. Crutcher III, 84, of Lewisburg, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at Maury Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Crutcher was a native of Marshall County, the son of the late Dr. Robert D. Crutcher Jr. and Ida Neal Ford Crutcher. Mr. Crutcher attended Marshall County schools, Columbia Military Academy, and Vanderbilt/Peabody College. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lewisburg.

Mr. Crutcher served his country in the United States Army and United States Air Force during the Korean War. While serving in the Air Force, Mr. Crutcher was assigned to Sandia Base in Albuquerque, N.M. Sandia Base was the principal nuclear weapons installation of the United States Department of Defense. The base played a key role in the United States nuclear deterrence capability during the Cold War.

In the years following his military service, Mr. Crutcher worked as a salesman for Woodward Motor Company and also was employed by the Lewisburg Tribune.

There are no immediate survivors.

A graveside service for Mr. Crutcher will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Lone Oak Cemetery, with military honors.

There will be no visitation prior to the service.

Condolences of sympathy may be sent to

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.