Thomas Edward Crews, Jr., 61, of Pearisburg, departed this life Friday May 8, 2009 at his home. Born in Roanoke on October 30, 1947 he was a son of the late Rev. Thomas E. Crews, Sr. and Leona Loveless Crews. Thomas was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church in Roanoke and attended First Baptist Church in Pembroke, was an employee of Hardee’s in Pearisburg, was billed as the “D J For All Occasions”, and as a young man played trumpet for “The Co-ordinators” a Roanoke based band.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife Gloria Johnson Crews; his sons and daughters-in-law Captain Keith Johnson and wife Lisa of the U S Army in Iraq, Michael Johnson of Wytheville, Petty Officer First Class Christopher Crews and wife Michelle of the U S Navy Great Lakes, Illinois; his brother Richard “Ricky” Crews of Raleigh, North Carolina; his sisters Margaret C. Henderson (Lindsay) of Richmond, VA, Pamela Parker (William) of Richmond, VA, Roslyn Nicholas (Eugene) of Raleigh, NC; and his six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, May 15, 2009, at 2:00 PM, at First Baptist Church in Pembroke with The Rev. James Cooper and The Rev. T. M. Stephens officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.