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Otis Crews

Male 1923 - 2015  (91 years)


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  • Name Otis Crews  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 19 Nov 1923  Benton, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Race White  [4
    Residence 1930  Benton, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 6; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son 
    Residence 1935  Precinct 3, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1991  Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 29 Sep 2015  Gainesville, Alachua, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Otis Crews
      Mr. Otis Crews, 91, of Lake City, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born on November 19, 1923, in Hamilton County to the late Joe and Arrie Crews. He served ten years in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the South Pacific. He also served 10 years in the Air Force along with ten years in the Air Force reserve, retiring in 1972. He also was a City Mail Carrier for 23 years for the U.S. Postal Service in Ocala. He was a member of the Parkview Baptist Church and was a past member of the Wyomina Park Baptist Church in Ocala and a member of the Marion-Dunn Masonic Lodge in Ocala. He loved gospel, bluegrass and old time country music, he sang in the church choir for many years as well. Yard work and gardening were not chores to him, but enjoyment. He also loved to travel our country and also Europe with his wife Ethel, which brought him some of his most treasured memories.

      He is preceded in death by his brothers: Ernest, Emory, Clyde and Vernon Crews; sisters: Eva Wheeler, Ada Dubberly, Marie King and Emma Jean Morrell; first wife: Janice Brannen Crews and daughter: Patricia Anne Crews.

      He is survived by his wife of 37 years: Ethel Crews of Lake City; son: Gordon B. Crews (Virginia) of Bend, Oregon; daughters: Glenda C. O'Donnell (Robert) of Trinity, FL and Cathy C. Baker (Michael) of Springboro, OH. Three brothers J. Paul Crews, Jacksonville, FL; William Eldridge Crews (Betty) Lake City, FL; and Lenvil Crews, Sarasota, FL; grandchildren: Brian Baker, Bradley Baker, Sean O'Donnell, Kevin O'Donnell and Jennifer Varvarigos, and twelve great-grandchildren; step-children: Duyral Reynolds, Debra Webb and Renita Dennis also survive.

      Funeral services for Mr. Crews will be conducted on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10 A.M. in the chapel of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Tatem of Parkview Baptist Church officiating.

      Interment will follow in Memorial Cemetery.

      The family will receive friends on Friday evening, October 2, 2015 from 6-8 P.M. in the chapel of the Funeral Home.

      In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations please be made to alzheimers.org or to the Parkview Baptist Church in memory of Otis Crews.

      Arrangements are under the direction and care of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, 32025. Please sign the online guestbook at www.parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com

      Lake City Reporter (FL) - Friday, October 2, 2015

      CITE THIS RECORD
      "Lake City Reporter", Florida, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/1583CBCF078DDA68-1583CBCF078DDA68 : accessed 19 November 2016)
    Buried 3 Oct 2015  Memorial Cemetery, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3468  tng Genealogy

    Father Joseph L Crews,   b. 3 Feb 1884, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Arrie Rhoden,   b. 12 Oct 1896, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1995, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F1498  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Janice Elizabeth Brannen,   b. 10 Aug 1930,   d. 28 Dec 1973, Ocala, Marion, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID F10067  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Nov 1923 - Benton, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 6; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son - 1930 - Benton, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1991 - Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Sep 2015 - Gainesville, Alachua, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Oct 2015 - Memorial Cemetery, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S351] Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;).
      Census Year: 1935; Locality: Precinct 3; County: Columbia; Page: 3; Line: 1; Archive Series #: S5, Roll 4
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    2. [S541] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/153096798.
      Record for Otis Crews
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    3. [S396] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online.
      Record for Otis Crews

    4. [S337] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Benton, Columbia, Florida; Roll: 308; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0002; Image: 653.0; FHL microfilm: 2340043
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=102519018&indiv=try
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