Charles Don Crotts, D.Ph. (1-28-13) service 1-31-13

Charles Don Crotts, D.Ph.

Charles Don Crotts D.Ph., age 73, well known retired pharmacist at Maury Regional Medical Center, husband of Addie Stanfill Crotts, and resident of Lyon Street in Columbia, Tenn., passed away Monday morning, Jan. 28, at St. Thomas Hospital.

A memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m., in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Vann and Rev. Frank Smith officiating. Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family and is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles was born on April 3, 1939, in Savannah. He was the son of the late Walter Elvin and Stella Harvill Crotts. He previously worked as a pharmacist for Life Point Hospital and Maury Regional Medical Center and was a member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. He earned his degree at the University of Tennessee where he was honored with a basketball scholarship and was a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church and an active member of the Friendship Sunday School class and was also a lay speaker. Charles was very well known for driving the Young at Hearts, a church group, on the church bus to surrounding southern states. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a commercial pilot.

In addition to his wife of 37 years, Addie, he is survived by two daughters: Jill Crotts of Smyrna, Janet Crotts (John) Valentine of Hendersonville; three grandchildren, Lucy Malak, Jack Valentine, and Kate Valentine; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents Walter Elvin Crotts and Stella Harvill Crotts. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Douglas Crotts.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gia Bi, MD; Bjorki Olafsson, MD; Mark Peters, MD; Cary Pullium, MD; Rick Alexander; Steve Pendergrass; Doug Church; Jack Sims; and Greg Frances.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church People’s Table and/or First United Methodist Weekday School.

You may share condolences with the family at the Heritage Funeral Home website www.TnFunerals.com.

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