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James E. Criddle

November 6, 1934 — March 9, 2023

James Ervin ”J.E” Criddle, 88, of Cleveland, TN, passed away March 9, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born November 6, 1934, in Bentonia, Mississippi, to the late James & Nettie Criddle. James was an elder and active member of 1st Christian Church and a veteran of the United States Army. J.E. worked as a quality control manager for Cleveland Chair and Jackson Manufacturing for 50 years until his retirement. He also worked with Junior Achievement for many years and donated to charitable organizations such as, Habitat for Humanity, Little League softball, and Cleveland & Bradley County Fire & Rescue. J.E. enjoyed his antiques, woodworking, and vintage toys.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Cyndi Criddle Pennington; four brothers and 1 sister.


Survived by his loving wife, Karen Criddle; sons, Jay (Shelly) Criddle and Scott (Amy) Criddle; daughters, Paula (Jon) Johnson and Stephania (John) Rogers; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, Monday, March 13, 2023, at Companion Funeral Home, followed by the service in the Chapel of Companion Funeral Home, at 12:00PM.  Pastor Zoe Renfro and Pastor Wayne Carter will officiate the service. Burial will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Cleveland, TN, with his grandsons serving as pallbearers.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude’s Research Center, Memphis, TN.


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Visitation

Monday, March 13, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland Chapel

2415 Georgetown Road Northwest, Cleveland, TN 37311

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Service

Monday, March 13, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service - Cleveland Chapel

2415 Georgetown Road Northwest, Cleveland, TN 37311

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Burial

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