FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Mr. Jan Lynn Crutchfield, 74, of Hermitage, Tenn., formerly of Franklin, Tenn., was a successful songwriter who worked for many years in the music industry.
His songs were recorded by various artists including Perry Como, Dean Martin, and numerous country music artists. His more acclaimed songs were “Statue Of A Fool,” which was recorded several times, and “It Turns Me Inside Out,” nominated by CMA as the Song Of The Year, and several other songs by Lee Greenwood. He was nominated twice for the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
He was credited with many gold and platinum albums.
He celebrated life as a talented story teller with his music. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend to many. A special thank you to the medical staff of St. Thomas 2nd Floor ICU.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Lorene Green Crutchfield; and a brother, Joe Ed Crutchfield.
He is survived by his daughters, Rose Lynn (Jack) Newberry, Janalyn (Daryl) Bornstein, and Holly Jo (Chance) Walker; his brothers, Jon Thomas Crutchfield and Jerry Don Crutchfield; his sisters, Julia Lee Emberton, Jean Ann Crutchfield, Jenny Lou Perlman, and Jane Ella Merry; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012, at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home with Ronnie Johnson officiating. Memorials may be made to: American Cancer Society; or MDA. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Sunday and two hours prior to the service Monday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 615 794-2289. www.williamsonmemorial.com