Winston Perry Crotchett
Jerseyville | Wednesday, April 23 2014
Winston Perry Crotchett, 79, died at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.He was born in Kane on Nov. 24, 1934, the son of the late Ross William & Enid Ione (Stringer) Crotchett.Winston grew up in Kane amidst a large, loving family, and graduated in 1952 from Jersey Community High School.He soon embarked on a 21 year career with the United States Air Force, serving all over the world in addition to his service during the Vietnam War.He retired in 1974, as a Master Sergeant and relocated to Springfield, IL.He then began working with the Illinois Department of Transportation working in highway maintenance before retiring in Sept. 1996.He relocated to Jerseyville in 1984, and practiced his deep faith in the Lord in his daily life. He was a former member of the First Assembly of God, and was currently a member of the Charity Christian Center, both in Jerseyville. He could easily be counted on to serve his Lord and his community in any aspect that he was needed.He married the former TaunjaiSripapong on Feb. 23, 1974 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and together they have shared and been blessed with 40 years together.Surviving are his wife, TaunjaiCrotchett of Jerseyville; a son, Johnny Ross Crotchett of South Carolina; a daughter, Peggy Ann Foulkes of Greenwood, South Carolina; two grandchildren; three sisters & brothers in law, Meda & Wilbur Gowin of Jerseyville, Lois & Richard Carr of Jerseyville and Nola Campbell of Alton; four brothers & sisters in law, Darrell & Carol Crotchett of Alton, Kenneth & Esther Crotchett of Springfield, Kentner & Naomi Crotchett of Gas City, Indiana and James & Pamela Crotchett of Jerseyville.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son in law, David Foulkes; and infant sister, Mary Jean; an infant brother, Mike; a brother in law, Kenneth Campbell; and a sister in law, Ruth Crotchett.Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Charity Christian Center in Jerseyville, with Rev. Wilbur Cain officiating.Burial will be in the Kane Cemetery with military honors being conducted by Scott Air Force Base.Memorials may be given to the Charity Christian Center in Jerseyville or to the Blessing Hospice of Greene County.