Tadd Lane Crawford

May 6, 1967 - April 9, 2023

05/06/1967 - 04/09/2023

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Saturday April 15, 2023
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
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Celebration of Life

Tadd Lane Crawford, 55, of Chesapeake passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 9th, 2023.

Tadd Crawford was a manufacturing expert, moving his way from Team Leader at Schreiber Foods to Plant Manager at Hormel Foods, as well as multiple positions in between. Before beginning his career, Tadd graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, propelling him into a bright and successful career spanning over two decades.

When Tadd wasn’t working, he loved to spend time with his family and friends. He also loved to boat, fish, and cook out on the grill, as well as playing a mean game of cards.

He is survived by his wife, Venetta Crawford, their sons, Andrew Lilly (Katie) and Austin Crawford, their daughter, Abby Crawford, and their grandchildren, Joshua, Kennedy, and Ethan . He is also survived by his mother, Treva Whyte, stepfather Bill Whyte, stepmother Ande Mann, and multiple cousins, nieces, nephews, and amazing friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Crawford, and brother, Todd Crawford.

A Celebration of Tadd’s life will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 2:00 pm in Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive in Virginia Beach. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be left for Tadd’s family below.


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Yoni Blount
10 months ago

My Family and I would like to give our sincere condolences. We have all worked with Tadd for many years at Planters and Tadd was one of the Best!! Best Managers, Listener, Mentor, and Team player. His Spirit will truly be missed in the Planters Facility. May God bless his wife, children, and all during this difficult time. We will keep you all in our prayers.
-Yoni, Darrell, and Henry

Linda Taylor
10 months ago

Thank you to the Crawford family for streaming Tadd’s Celebration of Life, for those of us who were unable to attend in person. My prayers go out to you all. If you can manage a facility as large as Planters, with so many different personalities, and not 1 person can find a bad thing to ever say about you, I would say that means you were one special man. “Drink a Beer” is definitely what Tadd would want us to do. So, here’s to you buddy.

Yanna Adams
10 months ago

I am so very sorry to hear of Tadds passing. My love and prayers go out to all his family and friends.

Brenda Mergler Taylor
10 months ago

My heart is broken, for Tadds family. By reading some of the condolences, it seems like Tadd remained exactly as he was in high school. He was one of the special ones, along with Todd. For their mom, I am so sorry for your overwhelming loss. But know you raised two wonderful people. Rest now, Tadd and I’m sure you and Todd are together again.

Shannon Williams
10 months ago

My continued prayer and condolences to the Crawford family. May GOD continue to bless you and keep you.

Tadd, you were truly a great person and one of the best managers I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. Everyday I saw you, you would greet me with a smile and asked how I was doing. I always got a kick out of how you wold pick at Roland from time to time, affectionately of course.

Rest in peace, you are missed.

10 months ago

May God comfort the Crawford family. Tadd was a great friend to me. He always uplifted my spirit whenever we talked, and I’m grateful to have worked under a plant manager with such an amazing soul.

Kim Taylor
10 months ago

My deepest condolences to the Crawford family. My heart is hurting for the family. Hanging out with friends in Dale City is how I knew Tadd. May you rest easy my friend and fly high with the Angels 🙏🏻😇

Kai Taylor
10 months ago

Tadd will truly be missed. He was definitely a great man, one of my favorites. Praying for you all in this time of sorrow. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Paige Albright
10 months ago

I was so heartbroken when I heard the news of Tadd’s passing. My time working with Tadd at Planters was only 1.5 short years, but he made sure I felt like part of the Planters family. I’ll always remember his smile and his funny little giggle. He was a bright light at the plant & I’m grateful to have known him. Sending so much love & prayers from Chicago to all of his family & friends. Praying that God wraps you all in peace and comfort. Sharing my favorite photo of Tadd that I captured years ago. Tadd will be so dearly missed.

Travis Strack
10 months ago

My sincere condolences to the family. I went to college with Tadd at Pittsburg State. He was a great guy and a lot of fun to hang out with and be around. You are in my prayers.