Paul Curtis Crites, Sr.

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Paul Curtis Crites, Sr.

December 11, 1928 - March 13, 2019

Paul Curtis Crites, Sr. Paul Curtis Crites, Sr., 90, of Cumberland, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at his home.
Born Dec. 11, 1928, New Creek, W.Va., he was the son of the late Albert Edward Crites and Mattie Christina (Snyder) Crites. Mr. Crites was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jean (Kight) Crites; his brothers, Orville, Brook, Marvin, Curtis, Don, and Bob Crites; his sisters, Rosemary Self, Vaudmae Rinker, Charlotte See; and was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
A United States Army Veteran of the Korean War, Paul retired from the B&O/CSX Railroad with 43 years of service. He was a member of the Central Assembly of God Church and attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Paul is survived by his son, Paul C. Crites, Jr., and wife, Angel, St. Augustine, Fla.; a daughter, Sheila J. Hook and husband, Carl, Cumberland; his grandsons, Joshua C. Steele and wife, Leigh, Ryan J. Crites, Justin P. Crites, and Michael J. Crites; and three great-granddaughters and his great-grandson, Henry, who was the light of his life.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD, ( on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 11a.m. with his nephew, Norman Kight, Chaplain Paul Demers, and Paul Crites, Jr., officiating.
Interment will be in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser, W.Va.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Post #13 Veterans Honor Guard.
Published on March 13, 2019
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