Larry Crittenden

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January 28, 1954 - July 2, 2019
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Larry Crittenden of Saint Charles, MO, passed away at the age of 65 on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Margarite Crittenden; his daughters, Brittany (Arnold III) Hale and Netasha (Fiance Steve Murray) Gilkey; his mother, Josephine Crittenden; his grandchildren, Chase and Bailee Hale; his siblings, Calvin Crittenden, Barbara Crittenden-Baber, Sonja (Greg) Redmond, Anita Crittenden, Bernard (Kathleen) Crittenden, Cheryl Crittenden-Davis, Constantine Crittenden, Regina Crittenden, Michael Crittenden, and Anthony (Vanessa) Crittenden; his sisters-in-law, Cleo Wright and Alma Jean (Duane) Shadd; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Larry is preceded in death by his father, Charles Crittenden; two brothers, Charles Crittenden, Jr. and James (Nancy) Crittenden; and his brothers-in-law, Roney Wright and Gregory Wilson.

Larry was a true to the bone Chicagoan, growing up on the Southside he was the utmost fan of Chicago sports. When his teams would win, his favorite saying was “RAC ‘EM”! He was the life of the party and lit up every room he entered with his magnetic personality. He was a master of trash talk and a connoisseur of old school music. Larry had an entrepreneurial spirit and owned High Energy Devices. Besides sports, Larry enjoyed watching classic movies and tv programs. Most of all Larry was Love. He was devoted to his mother and loving and loyal to his wife. He adored his daughters and grandchildren. He was faithful to the bond he shared with his siblings and was a mentor and role model to his nieces and nephews. He wrapped his entire extended family into his care. Larry was unequivocally the best among us. He will be dearly missed by so many.

Larry was a giver and was always willing to make a donation, you may make a donation to an organization of your choice.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Sandy Kovalik July 5, 2019 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    Margarite, I am so sorry to hear about Larry.
    My heart is breaking for you..
    Keeping you and your family close in thought and prayer…hugs

    • Keith Howell July 6, 2019 at 9:16 am - Reply

      candle 1I’m so sorry about Larry he was my friend and brother. We are both Aquarius his birthday 28 and mine 30 of January. We are water we flow with everyone and everything.Stay strong Family,if I know Larry he’s right there in your heart. God Bless the Family.

    • James Gatewood July 6, 2019 at 11:08 am - Reply

      My condolences to the family of Larry. Her was my life long friend. No matter where out paths too us, or friendship remained intact. Always a great guy with the biggest smile on his face. I always believed he knew that life would be good to him. We were all blessed to be a part of his life. God bless the Crittenden family.

  2. Nick Peck( 1130 405) July 6, 2019 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I haven’t seen Larry since I moved out of the project we grew up in. Yet the news of his passing hurt like I just saw him yesterday. He is a perfect example of the qualities of talent that came from the projects. He represent all of us, with his Character, personality and behavior. I watch him grow, I was motivated by his successes in life, I made changes to my life to achieve some of the same goals. He was truly a Roll Model for us all, he will be miss. God Bless and RIH Brother Larry

  3. Jurlene spencer and family Dunbar Class of 69 July 6, 2019 at 10:50 am - Reply

    candle 7At this time of bereavement, our prayers are with the entire Crittenden family.

  4. Patrice shadd July 6, 2019 at 11:50 am - Reply

    candle 1Hey uncle Larry, I know your up in heaven causing some trouble !!! You are truly loved and will never be forgotten. I know you are watching over auntie and I pray for the strength of the family love you dearly !!!! Trice

    • Alma’s favorite son July 12, 2019 at 11:54 am - Reply

      candle 7RIP Uncle Larry…I remember that camaro you had when I was a kid. You had all the coolest cars. Gone but not forgotten. Love ya Unc!
      -Boocat

  5. Pegi Thompson, Dunbar Class of 1969 July 6, 2019 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    candle 1My prayers, my love and heartfelt condolences to the entire Crittenden family. I pray the Good Lord continue to hold the family in His loving arms – giving strength, love, courage peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. God bless you!

  6. Julie July 6, 2019 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    candle 8RIP, Larry. We could always count on a hello and a smile from you at pro-fit. You did indeed light up that gym. You’ll be missed.
    Peace to the family.

    • Donna Hoffman July 7, 2019 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      Sending prayers to the family….

  7. Rochelle kemp July 6, 2019 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    My condolences to the entire family. You are in my prayers

  8. Nancy Harris July 6, 2019 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    My heart goes out to my friend and soror,Margarite. Larry was very special to me, he will be missed by so many but mostly by you so I pray for your consolation

  9. Craig Maer July 7, 2019 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I am a long time business friend of Larry. I have enjoyed our many visits. Larry always wanted to talk about Chicago sports.

    My condolences to Brittany and your entire family. May his kindness be a lasting memory

  10. JAMES HARTOG July 7, 2019 at 11:34 am - Reply

    You knew when Larry walk in, he was always happy, & he would glow. We talked sports, but the best was CUBS & CARDINALS. I remember the day he came in with his Cubs World Series Jacket & Hat after the Cubs Won, he was GLOWING, you could not take that away. Your seat is empty, but you will not be forgoten. You will be Always Remembered
    my Friend.
    JIM

  11. Antoinette Hooks July 7, 2019 at 11:39 am - Reply

    candle 7Sending my condolences and prayers to you and your family 🙏🏿

  12. Walonza Lee July 7, 2019 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    candle 1Words can’t describe my heartfelt sorrow for you all loss. The Bible say that there is no sorrow that heaven can not heal.
    Sending my love and support to the family.

  13. Janice Garvin July 7, 2019 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    candle 7I did not know Larry personally but have heard great things about him. I have become workout friends with Margarite and she is a loving and giving individual. My heart breaks for her and the entire family at this very hard time. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family and am here for Margarite when and if she needs anything.

  14. Percy Mcghee July 7, 2019 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    candle 2Peace be upon you my brother

  15. Linda M Ragsdale July 7, 2019 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    I’ve known Larry about 13 years (since our Bally’s days). He always had a smile on his face and could always cheer me up. We disagreed on about everything relating to politics and professional sports but he was still encouraging and good for thought provoking chats. He worked out after me at Pro-fit on Saturday’s. He’s usually sit in his car parked next to mine and we’d have a little spur going on (chat about Cardinals/Cubs baseball or my love for Auburn). This Saturday was not the same without him. But the memory of his smile and kindness will remain. Many prayers to his family. I hope you have comfort in knowing how he touched so many lives!

  16. Liz Slaughter July 8, 2019 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    candle 1My condolences to the Crittenden family on the loss of Larry. I’ve known the family for over 50 years. Larry and I graduated Oakenwald together and I only kept in contact with him through Facebook. His pics told a lot about him. He was definitely a family man, close to his sisters and brothers. He will surely be missed and I will keep his family in Prayer.

  17. alanscheideler July 10, 2019 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Larry will be missed by all that new him he was spicule in many ways.He was my friend very close friend for over 20 years. He will be missed but never forton.May god bless him and all that’s good

  18. alan scheideler July 10, 2019 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Larry will be missed by all that new him.He was my best friend for over 20 years and I will always miss him. may god bless him and his family and all that’s good.

  19. Genora Cooper July 10, 2019 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    candle 7Larry will be greatly missed but his warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.

  20. Tammy Holen July 12, 2019 at 9:48 am - Reply

    candle 7I knew Larry through the gym and working out and training with Steve. Larry was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. I will miss our trash talking conversations about the Cubs vs Cardinals rivalry. I am a devoted Cardinals fan, and he the undeniable Cubs fan. Prayers for his family. May you take solace in knowing how deeply he touched so many lives. RIP friend.

  21. Alma’s Favorite Son... July 12, 2019 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    RIP Uncle Larry…I remember you had the coolest camaro when I was a kid and every car after that was cool as well. I know you will be up there cheering for the cubs like I am down here in Oklahoma City.
    -Boocat

  22. Roxanne Dodson July 13, 2019 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Margaret I am truly sorry for the loss of your husband. Loosing a love one is never easy, but it is so very hard when it happens so unexpectedly. Please know that you are in my prayers may the good LORD strengthen you in your time of need. To the Crittenden family my condolences for the loss of your son, father, brother and uncle. May GOD comfort the family and give you the strength to go on loving and remembering Larry.

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