Troy D. Criddle
Troy D. Criddle Sr., age 92, passed away, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at North Mississippi Medical Center of West Point. Troy Dempsey Criddle Sr. was born Jan. 27, 1919, in Chickasaw County, to the late Dollie Staggs and Ell Criddle. Mr. Criddle was a retired burner at B & W for 30 years and a member of West End Baptist Church. He was a member of the V.F.W. and a Veteran of the U. S. Army, having served during WWII. Troy Dempsey. Criddle, Sr. married Dola Francis Thompson on May 13, 1943, in Houston.
Funeral services are Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at 1 p.m. from Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Mathena officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset of Angels Cemetery with Military Honors. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include wife, Dola Thompson Criddle; three daughters: Barbara Wilder, Linda Henderson (Victor) both of West Point, Patsy Slayton (Buster) of Starkville; two sons: Troy D. Criddle Jr. (Jane) of Saltillo and Tommie Lee Criddle (Teresa) of West Point; 17 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and 12 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Armarie Ashby of Vardaman; and one brother, Floyd Criddle (Dot) of Philadelphia. Preceding him in death was his daughter, Katherine Criddle Morton Calvert, February 7, 2003; great-granddaughter, Brittany Morton; six sisters; fivebrothers; and son-in-law Ricky Wilder.
Pallbearers are Chad Wilder, J. D. Morton, Gregg Morton Jr., John Turner, Brian Turner, and Troy Criddle, III.
Honorary pallbearers are Skipper Wilder, Wesley Criddle, Jarriott Bennett, Gregory Bennett, Brother Mike Mathena, Dr. Andrew Wartak and nurse Amy Hawkins, the Staff of North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point.
Memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, P. O. Box 388, West Point, MS 39773.
Visitation is today, from 5-8p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home.
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