Sam E. Crone
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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.
Published in The Jackson Sun from Apr. 4 to Apr. 5, 2013