Sidney Eugene Gene Crews(1929 - 2013)

CREWS Funeral services for Sidney Eugene Gene Crews will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 21, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Baldwin with Pastor Chris Drum officiating. The interment will immediately follow in Mill Creek Cemetery in Hilliard, Florida. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, December 20, 2013 in the chapel of the funeral home. Mr. Crews was born June 20, 1929 in Hilliard, Florida. He passed away December 16, 2013 surrounded by his loving family following a lengthy illness. He served in the Prison and Nursing Home Ministry for over 25 years as a volunteer Chaplain. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Baldwin and formerly a member of Biltmore Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was Worshipful Master of Baldwin Lodge #217 in 1970 and served as a Mason for over 60 years. He retired from CSX after 40 years of service as a Yard Conductor. He enjoyed traveling, especially visiting the Holy Land on three different occasions, as well as traveling with family and friends. Gene was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche Ruis Crews; his father, King Albert Crews and his step-mother, Minnie Lee Crews. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Marjorie Crews; son, Albert A.J. Crews; daughter, Pamela (Mike) Hall; brother, Marvin (Lavohn) Crews; sister, Margaret (Farrell) Zittrower; sister, Margie Murrhee; brother, Phillip (Virginia) Crews; sister, Vivian (Dusty) Ritsma; brother, Lynn (Jackie) Crews; sister, Cindy Burkett; sister, Nelda (Chris) Mayberry; grandchildren, Misty (James) Bailey, Melissa Valdez, Michael Hall, Josh (Lauren) Crews, Brittany Hall, Courtney Hall, Kaitlyn K.K. Crews; great-grandchildren, Spencer Bailey, Brooke Bailey, Everett Bailey, Carley Valdez, Stephanie Valdez and numerous extended family members and friends. Gene was truly a Fisher of Men . For more information or to sign the family guestbook, please visit Arrangements Entrusted To: Prestwood Funeral Home Committed to Excellence 105 U.S. HWY 90 West, Baldwin, Florida 32234 (904) 266-0072 Family Owned & Operated Since 1999 Please Sign the Guestbook @

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Prestwood Funeral Home
105 Us 90 W Jacksonville, FL 32234
(904) 266-0072

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Dec. 19, 2013