Crutchfield had seven U.S. Patents in his name. He was proud of his business accomplishments and the people that he met along the way, his obituary said.
After growing up in Alabama, he attended Auburn University and took a job with Montag, which was acquired by Mead. That caused his move to Dayton and some of his notable innovations to happen with the company.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia, his, son Ken (and wife Mary), and his daughter, Carol Iyer (and husband Shekhar), six grandchildren (Daniel, Sarah, Nicole, Nate, Samantha, and Sam), two great-grandchildren and other family and friends.