William Brook Crutchley


Mr. William Brook “Billy” Crutchley, 67, husband of Kathy Hansen Crutchley and a resident of Melfa, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at his home. Born Dec. 30, 1953, in Trenton, N.J., he was the son of the late William Crutchley and the late Barbara Raho Crutchley.

In the late 70s, the Crutchley family moved to the Eastern Shore, where Mr. Crutchley, along with his sons, Billy, Bobby, and Barry, began their legacy in residential and commercial construction as Ace Builders. In 1988, Ace Builders became Crutchley Enterprises Inc., with Bobby as President and his brothers faithfully at his side. Billy took great pride in his craft, and was especially proud of the successful business he and his brothers achieved over the years. After hours were no different, as the Crutchley family often gathered for cookouts, NASCAR races, or any excuse to get together and share a few laughs.

Billy adored his family, loved spoiling his grandchildren, and there wasn’t an animal he wouldn’t bring home. He was happiest when surrounded by the chaos of children running, dogs barking, birds screeching, roosters at five a.m. (or p.m.), or goats just being goats.

In addition to his wife of 47 years, he is survived by his children, Douglas William Crutchley and his wife, Angie, of Exmore, Matthew Ernest Crutchley and his wife, Katy, of Richmond, and Megan Brook Giddens and her husband, Donald, of Melfa; brother, Barry Crutchley, and his wife, Rebecca, of Melfa; grandchildren, Devon Crutchley, William and Hansen Crutchley, Julian Major, Taylor Hilborn, and Dakota and Briella Giddens; in-laws, Gayle Crutchley, Marcia and Bill Ertel, and Douglas and Karen Hansen; and several nieces and nephews. Other than his parents, Billy was predeceased by his brother, Robert “Bobby” Crutchley.

A service in celebration of Billy’s life will be held at the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at 1 p.m.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to the Eastern Shore S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418 (www.shorespca.com).

Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements are by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.
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