On Oct. 28, 1990, Kason was born to his mother, Trina R. Byrd, and father, William H. Crutchfield Jr. He was 27 years young when his journey to the spirit world began, on Dec. 7, 2017.

Kason grew up in Trinidad. He had the greatest sense of humor, the biggest smile, and he loved to make people laugh. He always had a way of getting into trouble but he could charm his way out of almost anything, and he knew it too, a definite goofball.

Kason had always loved learning new things. He was a bit lazy but his creativity made up for it. He once made a contraption to turn off his light switch so he didn’t have to leave his bed. He was very artistic; if you looked around him he’d drawn and colored on just about everything in his reach.

Kason was a very family-oriented gentleman. One of his main highlights in his life was becoming an uncle to his six strong nephews and one beautiful niece. He had many hobbies such as: fishing, automotives, inventing, drawing, tattooing, dirt bike riding etc. A protector, a fighter and a lover he was — when Kason loved he loved hard. He had a very strong, heartwarming soul, and touched many, many lives. Friends were very easy to make and he made friends everywhere he went.

He had many goals and dreams that he’d never gotten a chance to achieve. He was always full of life and was taken from us too soon. He will be greatly missed by many. Kason had always said he wanted to come back as a bald eagle so he could fly, and we now know he is soaring the sky watching over us.

Kason Crutchfield is survived by his father, William H. Crutchfield Jr., and mother, Trina R. Byrd; grandmothers Marian Seidner and Linda Cisneros; grandfather Richard Byrd; siblings William R. Crutchfield and husband Eddie, Talina L. Nelson and husband David and their two sons, Kit-ka and Toh-tet Nelson; Michael C. Taylor Jr.; Samantha R. Crutchfield and her two children, Aaralyn Morris and Aaron Phines; Julia (Honeys) Simms, her husband Willie, and their two sons, Willie and Kepel Simms; Brendan Crutchfield and son Michael Crutchfield; Alex Crutchfield; JoeAnna Megan Crutchfield; Trayce Crutchfield; and his beloved dog Ruger Crutchfield. Also his great-aunties and uncles; aunties Tracy and her two sons, Carleen and her four children, Chelsea and husband Rich and their two children, Myriah and her 5 children; uncles Rick and wife Kari; Bob and wife Lisa and their four children and numerous extended cousins.

There will be a viewing on Tuesday, Dec. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., and services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. at Paul’s Chapel in Arcata. Following the service will be a potluck reception at 4 p.m. at the Trinidad Town Hall


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