Alton W. Crump (1930 - 2018)

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January 19, 1930 -

August 25, 2018

On August 25th, Alton Wayne Crump passed away at home at the age of 88. A combined graveside service was held the same day due to the passing of his wife Sylvia on August 20th. Alton was laid to rest on August 28th next to his beloved wife.

He was born on January 19, 1930 to Joe and Mary Crump in Mangum, Oklahoma. He was the only son of five children.

Alton married Sylvia Ray on April 16, 1946. They celebrated 72 years of marriage this year.

From 1951 to 1992, Alton worked for Boilermakers.

Besides his family, Alton' s greatest passion and hobby was writing and recording country and gospel music. He recorded several albums over the years that his family will continue to enjoy. Alton loved traveling to Nashville, TN to make connections with other musicians and hone his craft; and had a recording studio at his home. Alton was also a farmer. He grew up on a farm and then later purchased his own farm in the Junction City area. He was a great mechanic and could fix just about anything.

Alton and Sylvia spent many years traveling by motorhome. Mostly visiting family from the West coast to the south where many family members lived. They did ballroom and square dancing for many years.

Alton is survived by his three sons: Jim (Holly), Tim (Suzanne) and Ray. Also surviving are sisters: Jody, Lois, and Nelda. He had 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. In addition to his wife, Sylvia, and parents, his sister, Gerla preceded him in death.

The Crump family would like to personally thank Bob McCune of Musgrove Mortuary for going above and beyond.

Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Sept. 2, 2018