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Dallas Wayne Crickenberger

March 19, 1941 ~ November 4, 2021 (age 80)


Dallas Wayne Crickenberger, 80, of Charlottesville, died November 4, 2021, at his home.

He was born on March 19, 1941, at UVA Hospital. He grew up in Schuyler, the youngest child of the late Dallas Spencer and Mabel Florence (Wilkerson) Crickenberger.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Mae Crickenberger “Sissy;” three sisters, Verdell Wilkerson, Marjorie Payne, and Colleen Morgan; and two brothers, Kenneth Crickenberger and Wendell Crickenberger.

Dallas began working at Martin Roofing Company at the age of 17 and later served in the U.S. Army for 3½ years and was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. While in the Army, he spent time traveling and visited eight European countries. After receiving an Honorable Discharge, he returned to work at Martin Roofing. He was a Master Sheet Metal Mechanic for 45 years and retired from W.E. Brown after 21 years. He made friends easily, loved working and staying busy, enjoyed metal crafts and writing poetry. He received a number of blue ribbons and awards from surrounding county and state fairs. Dallas was proud of his German heritage and loved history and genealogy, having discovered his first ancestor in the U.S. was a mercenary brought by the British to fight in the American Revolution. Above all else, he loved spending time in his garage and telling stories to his grandsons.  Though time is an unfair companion waiting for no one, Wayne kept his pace with it and accomplished much in his time on earth. His legacy will live on through the memories of those who loved him.

He is survived by two daughters, Crystal Booth and her husband, Barry, of Charlottesville and Linda Carver of Buckingham; four grandchildren, Barry Booth and his wife, Emily, and Brad Booth of Charlottesville, and Sarah and Darrell Carver of Buckingham; and two great-grandchildren, Sophia Nash and Barrett Wayne Booth; a sister-in-law, Geraldine Crickenberger; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Monticello Memory Gardens at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Piedmont 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy,

Charlottesville, VA 22911. The family would like to say a special thank you to the hospice staff.

Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  Family and friends may share memories and photos at

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November 8, 2021

2:00 PM
Monticello Memory Gardens
670 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902

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