Mr Harry Crews, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah surrounded by his family. The lifelong resident of Reidsville was a beloved fixture in and around Tattnall County. Known by all to be one of the most kind-hearted men you would ever meet; he was willing to share anything he had. Most notably, he had an affinity for gardening; his bountiful harvests would find their way to countless homes around the county. As many can attest, if you came by his home, you would never leave empty handed. During his working years, he held many jobs including working as a logger, for the City of Reidsville, and for Tom Colvin before finding his true passions in retirement. He certainly loved fishing and his Georgia Bulldogs, but nothing could hold a candle to his family. With such a large family, he kept a very busy schedule attending and supporting his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s various sporting events and other school activities. Although he loved his hometown, he was always eager to accompany his family to the most “magical place on earth”, Walt Disney World. Mr. Harry is a member of Elza Baptist Church. A man you could count on, a heart you could rely on, and joyful spirit you could depend on; his passing will leave a void that is impossible to fill. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Etta Crews; wife of 68 years, Inez Crews; a son-in-law, Jerry Cowart; a granddaughter, Hannah Collins; siblings, Bell Murray, Nell Gore, Cleo Merritt, Helen Stripling, Loree Smith, Glenes Gay, Wilma Crews, Willie Mills, Ruby Hutcheson, Harvey Crews and Perry Crews.
He is survived by his children, Brenda C. McCumber, Janice C. Cowart, Kenneth (Debbie) Crews, Roger (Joy) Crews, Melanie C. Lewis, David (Phyllis) Crews, Pam C. (Glenn) Shuman, Mark (Marika) Crews, Tammy C. (Billy) Collins and Dean Crews; grandchildren, Kelly McCumber, Brandy Crews, Shelly M. Watts, Lori C. (Mark) Wright, Lance (Abbigail) Cowart, JK (Dusty) Crews, Diana Wiginton, Chase (Caroline) Shuman, Laura S. (Luke) Adams, Caleb Crews, Lacy C. (Austin) Martin, Dently (Cari) Crews, Whitney C. (Chad) Sapp, Ben (Marisa) Collins, Dalton (Katelyn) Crews, Katie Collins; great-grandchildren, Logan (Lacie) McCumber, Haley(Logan) Willis, Austin Lester, Parker Cox, Nicholas Wiginton, Gabe Cowart, Lane Watts, Nolan Wiginton, Devin Cowart, Pacey Watts, Lincoln Shuman, Ethan Stark, Hadley Adams, Collins Shuman, Weston Adams, Brooklyn Shuman, Camden Crews, KC Crews, Lucas Adams, Hayden Sapp, Dylan Crews and Grady Sapp; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00pm on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00pm Saturday, February 8, 2020 from the Elza Baptist Church with the Reverend Marty Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Reidsville City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Crews, Roger Crews, David Crews, Mark Crews, Dean Crews and Lance Cowart.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Harry’s grandkids and great grandkids.
Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
Low Country Cremation and Burial is serving the Crews family.
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