Steven Clarke Crandall
1956 - 2021
Byrum-Parr Funeral Home, Inc.
7661 Patrick Henry Highway
Roseland, VA
Steven Clarke Crandall

July 20, 1956 - May 2, 2021

On Sunday, May 2 2021, Steven Clarke Crandall, passed away peacefully at the age of 64. Born July 20 1956, in Stuttgart, Germany, he was the son of Chauncey and Ruth Crandall. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Steve is survived by his wife of 36 years, Heidi Crandall. Affectionately known as Dad and Gampy, he is survived by his children, Brittany Crandall, Justin Crandall (daughter-in-law, Maddie) and Mallory Slattery (son-in-law, Charlie); and his grandchildren, Jackson, Lillian, Piper and Lucy Crandall and, Greyson and Morgan Slattery. He is also survived by his brothers, Chauncey, Michael and Tom Crandall.

Steve had many interests. He was most passionate about his family farm on Hat Creek. He nurtured the land and trees to their full potential often telling people Hat Creek Farm was his Heaven on Earth. He had black snakes for pets, he loved history, and was a Civil War artifact collector. Steve also cherished the many Native American artifacts found on his family farm. He was also very involved in the local Boy Scout troop guiding the youth and passing on his passions in life. He was a dedicated outdoorsman and avid hunter, taking him amazing places such as Africa, Mongolia, Mexico, British Columbia, Alberta, Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico.

Steve leaves behind his 3rd generation family-owned business, Tectonics II Custom Homes, to his son Justin. Famously, Steve founded Devils Backbone Brewing Company in 2008 and steered the company to great success in a short period of time with his wife, Heidi.

Steve was an extraordinary man, the glass was always half full. He was always happy and always wore a smile on his face. He saw greatness in everyone and gave so many people his love and support. Steve's generosity of spirit was boundless. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Steve managed his illness with strength and grace, and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible. On his final day, he was surrounded by his wife and children, who he adored more than anything else in the world.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial donations may be made to Nelson County Food Pantry, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
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Published by Daily Progress on May 6, 2021.
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Sincerest condolences to Heidi and the family. Another W.T. Woodson grad to make the most out of life and pass way to soon.
Rick Nelson
May 10, 2021
Heidi - I was sorry to learn about Steve´s passing through the front page article in the Lynchburg News and Advance. He was a great guy. My thoughts and condolences are with you and your family. Bob Barlow
Bob Barlow
May 8, 2021
Our thoughts are with Heidi and family. We appreciate what Steve and Heidi have done for Nellysford and Nelson County. We will miss Steve's smile and his love for nature and family.
Mike, Amanda, and Caneel Cravotta
May 7, 2021
Deepest heartfelt condolences for Heidi, Britt, Justin, Mallory and the entire family Steve so adored. Steve leaves a wake of legacies that we can remember and smile to often, while the sorrow is deep. An honor to have known Steve. Much love and support for his family.
Stuart Taylor
May 7, 2021
I will always be thankful for the time I got to work with and near him. What a legacy to leave behind! Lots of love to Heidi, Brittany and family.
Kimberly Oakley
May 6, 2021
I am so very sorry and heartbroken to hear of Steve's passing. He was such a kind, funny, and generous man who made a huge impact on the world. May you find comfort and peace. Many blessings to the family and good journey to Steve. He will always be remembered.
Kristi Mathews Griner
May 6, 2021
Our hearts go out to you guys... much love to all.... we are so sorry...
Lisa and Rob Meighan
May 6, 2021
My sincerest condolences to those in the Crandall family. He was a special person and one that will be missed. Like others, I have fond memories that I hold dear including those from our early days in Fairfax (Mantua), VA. Prayers that we keep his love of the outdoors and others in our hearts.
Maria (Schroeder) Haynes
May 6, 2021
Steve always had a great smile. Very kind Gentleman! He will be missed but fondly remembered.
Mariah C. Rogers
May 6, 2021
Heidi, Brittany, Justin and Mallory, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I (Dan) know that Steve, loved his adventures but clearly, there was nothing he loved more than you.
Dan and Jenny McCarter
May 6, 2021
Such a unique man, husband, father, grandfather and of course friend. His energy and laughter leave a void in so many of our lives. He was so passionate about family and life. His excitement was contagious and will never be forgotten
Norm Fenton
May 6, 2021
Sincere condolences to Heidi, Brittany, Justin, Mallory, and other family. Steve made other people feel important and good. He was and will always be one of my favorite friends. Of all his accomplishments, his family with Heidi is his greatest credit.
Chuck and Jill Cravotta
May 6, 2021
So sad to hear of this news. We send our deepest sympathy to the Crandall family during this time.
David and Robin Smoot
May 6, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Sending sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to Heidi, Justin, Brittany, Mallory and all of his beautiful grandbabies! He was a great person and great boss during my 9 years working for him at Tectonics! He will be greatly missed!
Peggy Hughes
May 6, 2021
A great man and good friend.
Lee Diehl
May 6, 2021
Steve loved by all will be missed and left a legacy of passion for life and love. I recall a day Tommy and I met up with Steve one of his construction jobs in Georgetown on Wisconsin Avenue, it was a beautiful spring day and Steve was renovating the building. That was the first time I met Steve, must have been 1981 or around that time. He immediately struck me as some one who was passionate about his job and cared about people. As time passed I can say those traits passed from his father and as he too was a great man who took time to encourage me several times. That's how the Crandall's are, quality people whom we all want to be more like. May God help us see the best in people like Steve and his family do everyday, he will be missed by all who new him.
Mike Wilson
May 6, 2021
We are so sorry to hear about Steve´s passing. We was an amazing man, father and am sure mentor. I know his spirit will live forever in those beautiful mountains and valley the Crandalls call home. Thank you for being in a little part of our lives and to this day, our Wintergreen Home , The O´Shea Lodge, is the best built most beautiful home we have owned thanks to Steve and his crew!
Ken and Sarita O'Shea
May 6, 2021
Heidi, Prayers for your family, may the love of God, family, and friends help you manage these difficult moments. No doubt Steve will be missed dearly. I was so sorry to hear this.
Millie Wade
May 6, 2021
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