Clarence R. Crain

July 13, 1928 - February 6, 2005

07/13/1928 - 02/06/2005

Past Services

Sunday February 06, 2005
Rosewood Memorial Park
631 N. Witchduck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757 497-8925 | Directions
Tuesday February 08, 2005
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Wednesday February 09, 2005
10:00 am
Azalea Baptist Church
1400 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions


Norfolk- Clarence R. Crain, 76, passed away Feb. 5, 2005 in a Norfolk Hospital. He was the son of the late Clarence R. Crain and Clara Adylett Crain. After serving in the US Coast Guard, he became an electrician and retired in 1990 from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 80.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Alice Howard Crain; two sons, Steven C. Crain and his wife Lynette K. Crain of Virginia Beach, Daniel S. Crain and his wife Linda S. Crain of Norfolk; sister Mary E. Martin and her husband Paul Martin of Pensacola, FL; brother Leslie L. Crain and his wife Norma R. Crain of Kitty Hawk, NC; two granddaughters, Stacie Melissa Crain and Melanie Lou Crain; two grandsons, David Scott Crain and Garrett Daniel Crain; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday Feb 9 at 10:00am at Azalea Baptist Church
3314 E. Little Creek Rd., Norfolk, with Rev. John Moxley officiating. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park, Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5-7pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Azalea Baptist Church.

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Sara Hawkins
7 years ago

Alice, I wish very much that I could attend the service for Clarence. My love and prayers are with you continually. I feel greatly blessed to know you.

Brenda Randall Cook
7 years ago

Alice, Steve and Danny,

I spoke with mom and dad this evening and they gave us the news about Clarence. Please know that our prayers of Peace and Strength are with all of you during this time. God Bless You.

Ray and Joyce Soblotne
7 years ago

Dearest Alice,Steve and Danny

We know there are rough days ahead, and we know that each day will be brighter with fond memories and good thoughts. It’s cherished memories that keep all of us going and sometimes a little smile to live for. Ray and I will always remember the good times and friendship shared thru your family and ours.

Best friends and neighbors always,


Joyce and Ray Soblotne

Leslie Garrett
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I was fortunate to meet most of the family at one time or another through Linda and I always enjoyed being around Mr. Crain. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Robert F Bobby Pease Jr
7 years ago

It is with heavy heart I bid Godspeed to a fellow Broad Creeek Village High School fellow graduate ’46.May God bless his family and friends.

John Shepherd
7 years ago

Mrs Crain, Steve, Danny and all the Crain family

…I was very sorry to hear of your great loss. C.R. was a good man who never met a stranger. He was known and loved by many. I know you were proud of him….We pray that God will comfort you and give you strength to get through this valley.

…God Bless You..

….John & Anita Shepherd..IBEW #80

Tommy Arrington
7 years ago

Mrs. Crain, Steve, Danny. Please accept my condolence on the passing of your beloved “CR” whom I remember from my childhood as a sweet gentle man that had a great Toronado and even let his teenage son drive. I know you will miss him and my prayers are with you.

Wm. Earl Reitelbach, Jr.
7 years ago

My Friend, I was sorry to see you go. But I know that you had a tough time with us. I thank God for the time we spent together. I pray for you still, and your family also. God bless. Earl

Lillian Markowitz
7 years ago

My heartfelt condolence to you and your family. He will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Pamela St. Clair
7 years ago

Steven, Lynette, Stacie and your family,

My deepest condolences and heartfelt thoughts are with you. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, father-in-law and grandfather. I hope you will find comfort in the happy memories and the thoughtful and loving care of your family and friends. With sympathy, Pam St. Clair