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Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Beltline Road

2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX

OBITUARY

William Wayne Crews

April 12, 1940July 13, 2020
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William Wayne Crews, age 80, died Monday, July 13th at Methodist Dallas Hospital after a long battle with several medical issues.

Mr. Crews was proceeded in death by his daughter Michelle Lee. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Pat, son Jamie, daughter-in-law Kimberly and grandchildren Patrick and Jeannie Crews, plus numerous nieces and nephews

Wayne, as his friends and family called him, served his country for 10 years as a Marine pilot raising to the rank of Captain in the Vietnam War, where he earned several medals, including 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, an Air Medal, Navy Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal and a RVN Cross of Gallantry. He grew up near Ft. Hood in Killeen, Texas, where he graduated from Killeen High School in 1958. Wayne was the only son of his parents William B. and Ruby Crews. He had 2 sisters that also proceeded him in death, Laverne Wallace and Faye Bahn.

After getting out of the military, he and his family moved to Grand Prairie in 1975, were Mr. Crews worked for Flemming Foods for 20 years and truly loved every day of it. He was active in his community coaching youth soccer in Grand Prairie where he would sometime use his own money to help get equipment for children whose families could not afford it, loved to go fishing with family and friends.

Wayne Crews was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, granddad and friend. He will greatly be missed but remembered fondly.

Viewing services will be held Friday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home in Grand Prairie, and he will be buried in a family cemetery in Youngsport, Texas.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.beanmasseyburge.com for the Crews family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 17, 2020

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Tanya Course-Hernandez

July 17, 2020

In 1994 , Uncle Wayne was our knight in shining armor . He helped My Mama , Little Sis and I get to My Grandma Pitts house . Uncle Wayne called Me his Little Spitfire . His Humor made even the toughest times able to handle . What a Guy 😝 I will miss The Uncle Wayne !!! xoxo

Debra Cooper

July 16, 2020

From the first time I met Wayne until the last time I saw him, he was like I had know him forever. He was always so kind and welcoming to me when we met in 1992. Gary has been so lucky to have such a wonderful friend through all these years. You probably didn't know how much you really mean to him ( and me). I know you two had many great and funny fishing trips to reminisce about (i.e. those $40 sunglasses) to when you had to take me back to the shore because I got sea sick on Lake Richland Chambers in the middle of the night. Wayne & Pat will always be the best of friends (and extended FAMILY) to us forever. Thank you for the friendship and love you & Pat have always extended to us, our children and our grandchildren. RIP my friend.

Michelle Summerfield

July 15, 2020

I have such beautiful memories at Wayne’s house lying on the front lawn making shapes out of clouds with his son. When he would get home he was always sweet and always spoke. Wayne was a man with a gentle sole and I never knew him to have a bad day. Everyday was a blessing I spent at his home and it was a good day when I would see him and Pat at Theos. Sending love to you Pat, Wayne will be missed greatly.

Carolyn Cooper Malena-Franklin

July 15, 2020

My deepest sympathies on the passing of Wayne. May the Lord give you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow.

Gary Cooper

July 15, 2020

Wayne was the American Hero. I cherish all the great talks we had and how he never seemed to think he was, but I always knew He Was and will always be to me.
What a great friend! He & Pat treated me like family from the moment I met them in 1983, after moving from OKC.
We have shared so many wonderful times, from work to fishing to these last few months in the hospital.
I will forever miss you, MY BEST MAN!

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