John Haywood “Jay” Crider

John Haywood “Jay” Crider

John Haywood “Jay” Crider, 58 of Danville, Va. passed away Monday, February 20, 2023, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va.. Jay was born April 17, 1964, in Danville, VA to the late Hazel Amos Crider and the late James Haywood Crider.

Jay graduated from Hargrave Military Academy in 1982 and graduated from Averett University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Jay, along with his brother Alvin was co-owner of Crider Tire Service in Chatham until 2007, he was currently employed at Oakes Auto Parts as sales manager in Danville, Va. He will always be remembered as a kindhearted and loving father, brother, uncle, and dedicated friend to all who knew him.

He is survived by his son, Cutler Stephen-Haywood Crider of the residence; sister, Elizabeth Crider Knighton of Martinsville, Va.; brother, Alvin R. Crider (Martha) of Chatham, Va.; and his nieces, Elizabeth Clark Knighton Seipt (Mitch) of Purcellville, Va., Mary McGregor Knighton Keith (J.J.) of Ferrum, Va., and Allison Carol Knighton Zocchi (Mark) of Arlington, Mass.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 2 p.m. at Chatham Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Charles Warnock, III and Pastor Curtis English officiating.

A visitation will be held Monday, February 27, 2023, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Norris Funeral Services, Chatham Chapel, 147 S. Main Street Chatham, Va.

Norris Funeral Services in Chatham, Va. is serving the family. Online condolences may be left at

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