Fred Cecil Crum Jr.

December 12, 1944January 6, 2013

Fred Cecil Crum, Jr., passed away on January 6, 2013. He was born in Butler, Alabama on December 12, 1944 to Fred C. and Thelma T. Crum and was reared in Silas, Alabama. Fred was a graduate of the University of Alabama where he received his BS in Chemistry and was also a member of ROTC. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. After serving his country he returned to The University of Alabama in Birmingham where he received his MBA. Fred started his banking career at BTNB on March 6, 1972 as a trainee and retired after 33 ½ years as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of SouthTrust Bank. He was a member of The Downtown Rotary Club and served on several Boards including PARCA, Birmingham Incubator, Marvin’s Building and Supply, Smyer Lake, and The Crossings at WaterSound Beach, FL. He was an avid Alabama football fan and enjoyed playing golf, fishing, family vacations and the beach. Fred is survived by his wife Rebecca Crum, his son: Dr. James Crum (Shawna); his daughter: Emily Phillips (Bob); grandchildren: Walt, Maggie and Addie Kate Phillips and Owens Crum; and his mother: Thelma Crum. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 9th at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church from 10:00 a.m. until noon with the Memorial Service beginning at noon. The family request memorials in memory of Fred be made to the Fred C. Crum Memorial Scholarship Fund @ Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church, 2061 Kentucky Ave., Birmingham, AL 35216. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Fred Cecil Crum Jr.

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January 1, 2014

Becky, Rogers and I were saddened beyond belief and so shocked to read that Fred had passed away. Please know that we send our love. He always had a smile on his face and loved you dearly! I know you, Emily and Jim miss him so much. Please know we are thinking of you! Love, Jane and Rogers Hyche

Katie Perkins

January 17, 2013

Becky, I was saddened to learn of Fred's death.
May God give you added strength during the days to come.
Katie (Kinder Kollege days)

January 17, 2013

Dear Becky and Ms Thelma,
We were very sorry and sadden to hear about Fred's death.
As you know Fred and I were very close friends in H.S. and I
have many fond memories of our times together. We sincerely
hope and pray things will workout for the rest of your lives without
the physical presence of the beloved Fred.
Clyne Adams

John Livingston

January 17, 2013

I just learned of Fred's passing and am so sorry to hear this. I grew up with "Freddie" in Silas. He was a few years younger than me (I graduated in 1957) but we were always friends. His mother, Miss Thelma, was my fifth grade home room teacher. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Debra Haselschwerdt

January 14, 2013

Becky and Family, I was saddened to hear of Fred's passing. I enjoyed being on the Watersound Crossings board with Fred and getting to know both of you! What a good person to work with! Our thought are with you today and always! Love, Debbie and Dave Haselschwerdt

Ronald Watts

January 13, 2013

I am sorry to hear about this. I was one of Freddy's Fraternity Brothers at Theta Chi. I am sorry we lost contact.
Ronnie Watts

Fred Crum

January 11, 2013

Becky, I look at Thelma and think of the years Fred was her little boy. I think of you when you were making her new room so pretty and I pray for your comfort. Blessings, Robbie Sevier

Rachel Evans

January 11, 2013

So sorry to learn of Fred's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sharon R McBride

January 11, 2013

Sorry to hear about Fred and wanted to
say how sorry I am for you the family. I
still have many fond memories of Silas and the good old days. May God bless all of you.

Lois Colvin Musgrove

January 10, 2013

Sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.