Thomas Wayne Crittenden, age 70, of Independence, passed away Friday, August 6, 2021. A memorial celebration of life  service will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Clark James Field at the Independence Sports Complex with Zach Webb officiating. Military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 1186 and the American Legion Post 139. The family will receive friends on Friday from noon to 8:00 PM at Zach Webb Family Funeral Service with the family receiving friends from 6-8. Guests are encouraged to come as they are, wearing their best Aloha shirts, finest Oklahoma Sooners jerseys or their blues/stripes in honor of Tom. The services will be followed an open to the public lunch at the V.F.W., 113 East Myrtle Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be  Made to the VFW Veteran’s Roundup (benefit assistance) or the Independence City Recreation Commission and sent to Zach Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS 67301.