Sam E Crone Jr.

April 15, 1925April 2, 2013

Mr. Sam Crone, age 87 of Jackson, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 2 p.m., in the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons, with entombment to follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Mr. Crone was born in Memphis, TN on April 15, 1925 to the late Sam E. and Exer Lena Crone. He graduated from Humes High School then from Memphis State. Sam was a proud Air Force Veteran serving in WWII. Mr. Crone lived in Jackson most of his life, moving here in 1965 to open Wickes Lumber Company, and later starting his own homebuilding business, building over 300 homes in Jackson. He served his Community in many capacities. Sam was a member of the Homebuilders Association, a Board Member of the Madison Haywood Developmental Services, a member of M.E.N.S.A., a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Jackson, and a proud member of the Fairless Simmons Study Group. Mr. Crone is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Myrtle Peters Crone; son, Rick Crone (Lorene); daughter, Michele Bedocs (George), all of Jackson; 2 sisters, Thelma (Aubrey) Gaskins, Geneva Mitchell; 2 grandsons, Justin Crone (Tonya), Michael O’Neill (Meagan); and 5 great- grandchildren. Other than his parents, Mr. Crone was also preceded in death by his first wife, Lela Ashton Crone; 2 sisters and a brother-in-law. A visitation with the family will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., in the North Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Jackson or Madison Haywood Developmental Services. George A. Smith and Sons North Chapel, (731) 427-5555.


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April 2, 2014

So sorry to hear about Sam. I have been thinking of you two lately and missed seeing you. You are in our prayers.

Tom and Judy Wade

April 6, 2013

Myrtle, I'm just now seeing about Sam from The Jackson Sun online. I've missed hearing from you folks the last couple of years and have thought about you. You know I lost Hub 2 years ago. Sam was just his age then and my age now. I remember we had birthdays in April. I sure don't like living alone and miss Hub so much. I hope you are doing well. What was the matter with Sam? We'll have to talk and catch up. Thinking of you and the family.
Anita Madison

Debbie Clark

April 5, 2013

My Dad, Eddie Page, worked for Mr. Sam at Wickes in the 60's ... always spoke very highly of him ... so sorry for your loss!!

Mark Miller

April 5, 2013

Sam was a very gracious and kind man. He was a blessing in my life. My sincerest condolences to Mert, Rick, and the family.

martha carter

April 4, 2013

i'm so sorry mrs.crone on your loss.may god bless you.