Charles Lewis Critzer
November 5, 1946 - February 12, 2022

Charles “Chuck” Critzer, 75, of Leland, NC Passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022.  He was born on November 5, 1946

In Waynesboro, VA to the late John L and Doris Mahler Critzer.  In additional to his parents, he was preceded in death by a

Son, Charles Andrew Critzer, a sister Brenda Tomlinson, a special Aunt, Ann Peters, paternal grandparents William and

Allie Cook Critzer, maternal grandparents Charles and Irma Mahler and JB and Ruth Mason Curl.

He graduated from Waynesboro High School in 1965 and served in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1969.  In additional

to his love of hunting and fishing, he loved to make people laugh.  He owned D&J Mini Mart for 13 years and never met a Stranger.

Most of his customers quickly became friends and when they were in need, he was the first to offer his help. When asked what was owed,

He would simply respond with, “a smile and a kind word”.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Curl Critzer, His daughters Lori C Mitchel of Waynesboro, VA and Shari (Paul) Butz of

Bolivia, NC. Grandchildren include Allison P Mitchell, Casey Ford, Victoria Critzer, Jonathan (Alexa) Graham, Karrisa Graham and Emily Yaun.

Great grandchildren, Braelyn Graham and Nova Denman.  Special Cousins Marlaine (Bruce) Henderson and their children Brooks and Patrick

Of Waynesboro, VA.  He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews that he loved deeply.

A private celebration of life will be held at his home and at a later date, his ashes will be spread on the Raven’s Roost on Afton Mountain, VS.

  Although having spend most of his life in North Carolina, he considered the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia his home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial

donations can be made to Hospice.


  • Dee Harvey Posted February 15, 2022 7:15 pm

    My deepest sympathy goes out to all the Critzers’ and family. Chuck was a wonderful person that had a very big heart (of gold) and a crazy sense of humor. I am proud to say he was my friend. He will never be forgotten.

  • Wendy Mason Anderson Posted February 16, 2022 12:27 pm

    My prayers go out to the family and friends. Here was never a full moment. Chuck always wanted to make people laugh. He will be missed.

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