COOKEVILLE - Memorial Services for Jack Wallace Crum, Jr. 76, of the Cumberland Cove community near Monterey, will be held Thursday, May 28th at 3 p.m. in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. The services will be officiated by Jack's high school friend, Bishop Dorsey (Felix) Henderson, Jr., retired Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina.
Mr. Crum's family will receive friends Thursday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Jack passed away Saturday afternoon, May 16, 2015 in Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Jack was born March 16, 1939 in Sewickley, PA to the late Jack Wallace Crum, Sr. and Dorothea Maxwell Newcomer Crum. Jack was raised in Kissimmee, FL and was a 1957 graduate of Osceola High School.
After attending Butler University and Eastern Kentucky State College, Jack began a career as a baton twirling instructor. His warm, funny and generous nature influenced hundreds of his students of all ages. Jack served as President then Executive Director of the US Twirling Association and was a cofounder of the World Baton Twirling Federation. His support for the sport of baton twirling and its athletes will be forever remembered.
He joined Star Line Baton Company in 1983 and became Owner and President in 2001.
Jack and his beloved wife Marge moved to Tennessee in 1999. At age 72, Jack completed his college studies and was a December 2011 graduate of Tennessee Tech University.
Jack is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marjorie Louise Crum; three sons and their families, Mark and Dee Crum of Boca Raton, FL, and their three daughters, Jennica, Aubrey and Madison. Timothy and Shelby Crum, of Cookeville TN, and their four sons, Ethan, Noah, Seth & Zackery and Tyler and Lynn Crum, of Cookeville, TN and their two children, Jacob and Amanda. And one great grandchild, Cameron; brothers, Dr. Joseph Crum of Belleair, FL and James Crum of Mount Dora, FL; and nieces and nephews, Jeff Crum, Jody Crum Marshall, Jennifer Crum Abrahamson and Justin Crum.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jack W. Crum Memorial Foundation, 1605 Brown Ave., Cookeville, TN 38501. Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (931) 526-6111. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.hhhfunerals.com.