Dewey Byrd Crum, 82, of Kingsport, joined his heavenly family Saturday, March 28, 2015 in the Indian Path Medical Center. Dewey was born in Johnson City and lived there several years before moving to Kingsport, where he lived for over 40 years. He was the son of the late Jesse L. and Carrie Harrison Crum. He was a graduate of Science Hill High School and Northeast State Technical School's first data processing program. He served in the US Air Force for four years and had worked for the Johnson City Press Chronicle. Later, he was a computer systems analyst for Mason Dixon and also ETSU before his retirement. Dewey enjoyed restoring classic cars and was a member of the Daniel Boone Antique Automobile Club of America and the Model A Ford Club of America. He was a longtime member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. In addition to his parents, his sister, Mary Ruth Crum Blalock, preceded him in death in 2010. He is survived by: his wife of 40 years and love of his life, Gladell Roller Crum; two children, Al (Gina) Qualls and Sandy (Terry) Hartman; two granddaughters, Angela (Alex) Menchaca and Kelly (Jefferson) Fairchild; five great grandchildren; several cousins; and many good friends. Dewey's graveside committal service will be conducted at 2:30 pm Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Minister, family, and friends are requested to meet at Morris-Baker Funeral Home at 2 pm Tuesday to go in procession to the cemetery for those services. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I had only known Dewey for a short time but I knew he had a passion for cars. He shared some great stories about his road trips and I can say I wish we had met sooner so we could have swapped more old cars stories and laughs.  

  2. Anonymous says:

    Gladell, our prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad occasion of the passing of Dewey. He was a great employee at Mason Dixon and we are better persons for having known him. May God Bless and Comfort You!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Dewey’s passing. All the family is in my thoughts and prayers. Barbara Hartgrove Reed

  4. Anonymous says:

    The members of the ETSU Retirees Association (ETSURA) express our deepest condolences to the family of Dewey. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Anonymous says:

    When I visited, Dewey graciously chauffeured Gladell and I on many site seeing adventures that always ended with lunch at a unique restaurant with delicious food. He will be greatly missed but certainly always remembered.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Deepest sympathies from the staff of Asbury Place – Kingsport

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