Erwin Joseph "Red" Crider, age 85, of Rocky Face, Georgia, entered Heaven's gates Friday, September 25, 2020.
He was born July 30, 1935 in Rossville, Ga., a son of the late Samuel and Willie Williams Crider. He was also preceded in death by his son, Frank Hall; brothers, Richard Crider, Lamar Crider Kenneth “Pete” Crider; and sister, Kathrine Crider Slaton.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sigrid Crider of the residence; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Dean Marler of Dalton, GA, Angela and Mark Carter of Carbondale, GA Teresa and Buddy Ash of Rocky Face, GA; brother, Charles Crider of North Carolina; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Service to celebrate the life of Mr. Erwin Joseph “Red” Crider will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. from the Ponders Melrose Chapel with Matt Ash officiating. Interment will follow in the Ponders Whitfield Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28.
Due to the national health crisis and the COVID-19 virus, masks must be worn properly at all times and social distancing must be observed when visiting the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Dr., Dalton, GA 30721, (706) 226-4002.