Joseph Delmar Crum

September 8, 1930May 23, 2013
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Joseph Crum

Funeral services for Joseph Crum of Killeen will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday May 25, 2013 at Lifeway Fellowship Church with burial to follow at Killeen City Cemetery.

The family will be receiving guest prior to the service at 2:00 p.m. for visitation.

Joseph was born on September 8, 1930 to Charles and Hazel Crum in Danville, KS. He passed away on May 23, 2013 in Temple.

He served in the US Navy from 1948 to 1952. Joseph moved to Killen in 1961. He retired from KISD as the Vocational Teacher in Electrical Trades.

Joseph is preceded in death by his wife Doris and his son Steven. He is survived by his children; Charles Crum and wife Tami and son Richard and wife Cathy, and a daughter Marsha. He will also be missed by ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Lifeway Fellowship Youth Scholarship Fund in Joseph Crum’s name.

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Farrell Prewitt

September 11, 2013

I met Joe in 1980, when I was a student in his Electrical Trades class. Joe was the first person to expose me to the trade that I have made a career of these past 34 years. During the course of attending classes, I also got to meet some of his family, most notably Doris whom he loved dearly. Joe was a great instructor that took special interest in his students. We always enjoyed listening to stories he would tell of his Navy days with great interest, Joe was a great story teller and had an excellent sense of humor. I don't think that the Killeen Area Vocational School has an Electrical Trades class anymore, and thats a shame, because good people like Joe made a difference in young mens lives with the lessons taught in that program. Many good electricians came through Joe's class, including my business partner and today our outfit employs approx 100 electricians in the Central Texas area. I am honored to have known Joe, and thankful for having him be my first instructor in this trade. Even to this day I keep my Killeen Area Vocational School graduation certificate (class of 1982) on the wall of my office, signed by Joseph D. Crum. Thanks for your guidance Joe, you made a difference in peoples lives, you will be remembered.

Tommy Adkins

June 2, 2013

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. I worked with Doris at Curtis Lumber for a number of years and Joe would come in and visit and make our workday a little brighter. My prayers go out to your family.

Kelli Timms

May 29, 2013

Grandpa. I miss you already. Its the Wednesday following your funeral and Im sitting at work unable to get you from my thoughts. Wyatt is having a hard time with this. He's associating you with the Peace Lilly I took home from your funeral. He got so mad at Lili when she ripped off a leaf. Your great grandkids are something else :)They say it gets easier as time goes on but for me its getting harder. I miss you. I love you. Tell Grandma and Uncle Steve hello for me.

Love Always

Jermaine Surrett

May 28, 2013

Mr. Crum,
I am forever grateful for the life lessons that you incorporated into our electrical trade class. Mr. Crum I can't thank you enough.

Ellison high school
Electrical trades class of 2002

Steve Blackwell

May 28, 2013

A man can be measured by how he influences the young men around him. This is true of Joe Crum and he had a positive influence on hundreds of young men that he taught and mentored. Thank you for every lesson you taught all of us. Rest in Peace.

Steve Blackwell
Electrical Trades 1984-1986


May 27, 2013

My heart is breaking. Words can not express how much I am missing my dad. He truly is the greatest man I ever knew! He is walking the streets of gold with my mom and brother!!!!

Cathy Crum

May 27, 2013

Grandpa, our home is silent ,there is no more ringing of the bell,or knocking on the walls to get our attention.The coffee cup is empty and you don't need anymore batteries for your ears:) More important you are with our Lord and Savior and that you are Happy, at Peace,but most of all Healed.Thank you for being apart of my life,Blessing me with Richard, he is a great man, who loved and cared for you greatly.(the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.) You have left us with wonderful memories in which they now have become my treasures.I Love You ,Cathy

Jimmy Lipe

May 27, 2013

Mr Crum will be greatly missed. He was one of my favorite teachers. Prayers for the family.

Sandra Hardy

May 26, 2013

Chuck, we are so sorry to hear this. We will be praying for you and all your Dad's loved ones who are grieving. Our love and prayers. Aunt Sandy and Uncle Clayton

Carol Tanet

May 25, 2013

I know how you will miss him. You have my prayers.