Vernon R. Critzer

Published 5:20 pm Friday, February 4, 2022

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COMO – Vernon Rodney Critzer, age 88, of Como, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at Nansemond Pointe Rehab in Suffolk, VA.

Vernon was born on May 28, 1933 to Charlie and Mary Critzer of Esmont, VA. He graduated from Cradock High School in 1952 and retired as a sheet metal mechanic working for Naval Air Rework Facility. Vernon was a member and deacon of Buckhorn Baptist Church in Como and a member of the Como Ruritan Club. In retirement, he enjoyed building utility trailers.

Vernon was preceded in death by his father, Charlie C. Critzer; his mother, Mary Ernestine Mundy Critzer Brockwell; and his half-brother, Dan Brockwell.

Vernon is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Joy Stephenson Critzer; two daughters, Brenda Critzer Scott and her husband Ruel of Chesapeake, VA, and Leigh Anne Critzer Sauls and her husband Charles Timothy of Four Oaks; two grandsons, Matthew Scott of Alexandria, VA and Timothy James Sauls and his wife Erin of Willow Springs; and two great-grandsons, Wyatt and Walker Sauls of Willow Springs.

The family will receive friends at Buckhorn Baptist Church on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 10-10:45 a.m. with the service following at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at the Buckhorn Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Bob Deacon will be presiding.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to Buckhorn Baptist Church, 1243 US-258N, Como, NC 27818 or online by visiting then type Vernon Critzer.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Critzer family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting