Robert Evan Crider, 60, of Brandywine passed away Feb. 7, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on May 14, 1962, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, the son of the late Luther Wayne “Pap” and Anna Lee “Bootie” Crider.
Mr. Crider attended Franklin High School and was a member of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Franklin.
He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, West Virginia University sports and playing softball in Brandywine. He had worked as a truck driver for eight years for Superior Concrete. He loved spending time with his family and treasured every moment with them.
On Nov. 18, 1982, he married Wendy (Eye) Crider, who survives in Brandywine.
In addition to his wife, he leaves behind to cherish his memory a daughter, Kimberly Ann Reyes (Fredy) of Brandywine; a son, Joshua Wayne Crider (Lindsay Kazarick) of Brandywine; four sisters, Deborah Eye and Cathy Adams (Mike), all of Brandywine, and Sharon Wheeler and Rebecca Sager (Mark), all of Broadway, Virginia; a sister-in-law, Juanita “Dee” Crider of Knoxville, Tennessee; three granddaughters, Aliya, Kayleigh and Yaslin; a grandson, Lucas; and his three “furry friends,” Roxy, Harley, and Noodle.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Wayne Crider.
In honoring his wishes, his body has been cremated.
A celebration of life service was held Saturday in the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin with Father Dan Pisano officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to South Fork Rescue Squad.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.
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