Mr. Billy Keith Crook, age 82, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at Springs Memorial Hospital.
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He was born Nov. 9, 1931, in Union County, the son of the late James Mark Crook and Roxie Melton Crook and was the husband of Betty Pardue Crook.
Mr. Crook retired from Duracell and served our country in the U.S. Marines. He had served as treasurer of the Lancaster County Singing Convention and previously served as deacon and Sunday school superintendent at his former church, Ebenezer Baptist Church. Mr. Crook is currently a member of Eastside Baptist Church.
Mr. Crook is survived by his wife, Betty Pardue Crook of the home; two sons, Mike Crook and his wife, Margaret, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Chris Crook of Lancaster; a brother, Wade Van Crook and his wife, Shirley, of North Myrtle Beach; four sisters, Blonnie Watts, Bessie Haire and Verla Mae Stevens, all of Lancaster, and Frances Robinson and her husband, Buddy, of Lugoff; five grandchildren, Crystal Carole Crook, Michael Jacob Crook, Kelly Amanda Crook, Bobby Kyle Crook and Matthew Allen Crook; and seven great-grandchildren, Erin Elizabeth Millett, Chianne Alexus Ellis, Austin Keilee Ellis, Seth Alexander Crook, Natalie Renae Duncan, Jaiden Leayne Crook and Patrick William Crook.
Mr. Crook was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph "Buddy" Crook and two sisters, Dorothy Cook and Loma Trull.
The celebration of life funeral service for Mr. Crook is 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Eastside Baptist Church by the Revs. Steve Neal and Jerry Branham. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.
The family of Mr. Crook will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the church fellowship hall and suggest memorial contributions be made to Eastside Baptist Church, 1180 Garnette Road, Lancaster, SC 29720; or the
, 901 South Pine St., Spartanburg, SC 29302.
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.burgessfunerals.com.
Burgess Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for the family of Mr. Crook.
Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory
1800 Charlotte Highway Lancaster, SC 29720
Published in The Lancaster News on Feb. 26, 2014