James (Jerry) Critchelow
December 5, 1956 – April 20, 2022
Preceded in death; Patsy Critchelow (sister), Hobert Critchelow (father), Frances Lucas (mother in law), Lee Lucas (father in law) and Brad Critchelow (son)
Survived by; Wife, Gail (Lucas) Critchelow, Daughter Amanda (Matt) Fitzgerald, Daughter Callie Critchelow, Daughter in law Melanie Critchelow, Granddaughters Macy Critchelow, Jazlynn Howard, Ruthie Fitzgerald, Mother Doris Jean Critchelow, Siblings Terry (Doug) Moorman, Kevin (Javonda) Critchelow, Annette (David) Lucas, Theresa (Tommy) Weatherholt, Sandy (Lamar) Carter, Brenda (Jeff) Bradshaw, Raymond (Missy) Critchelow, Tony Critchelow, Patrick (Kari) Critchelow. Any many nieces and nephews.
He was a devout member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, retired after 30 years of service with KY State Police, and was an Ohio Co. Deputy working as the Resource Officer for Ohio Co. Schools.
Jerry was a man of faith, a devoted husband and provider. He has been described as many things: avid hunter, athlete, witty, knife-tosser, animal lover, prankster, protector, spray-foamer, teacher, taxidermist, leader, fixer-upper, scuba diver, gardener, powered parachuter, brutally considerate, hibachi chef, hero, friend, explorer, marksman, listener, consoler, singer, and story teller.
He never met a stranger, never said no to someone in need, and was a breath of fresh air. He loved his family, his law enforcement families, his students, and all the staff at Ohio Co. High School. He was born to serve and make people feel loved.
As Jerry would say, “I occur.”
Services will be 2PM Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Ohio County High School with Father Julio Barrera officiating. Burial will follow in Sunnyside Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Visitation will be from 5-9PM Friday April 22, 2022 and from 9AM-1PM Saturday at the Ohio County High School(1400 S. Main Street, Hartford, KY.
Expressions of sympathy cam be made by donating to SHOP WITH A COP FOR Ohio County. Information for donations will be at visitation or by contacting KY State Police-c/o Shop With a Cop-8298 Keach Rd.-Henderson, KY42420 or,
In Memory of Jerry Critchelow at kspfoundation.org/donate
Expressions of sympathy can be made by donating to SHOP WITH A COP for Ohio County. Information for donations will be at visitation or by contacting KY State Police Post 16 Attn: Trooper Corey King 8298 Keach Dr. Henderson, KY 42420, (270) 826-3312.
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