John J. Crumley
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John J. “Fuzz” Crumley, 72, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, 2013, at his home.

He was born on June 1, 1941, a son of the late John Henry and Jessie Crumley.

He was of the Baptist faith and worked for many years until his retirement as a Security Guard for Bradley Security. He was an honorable discharged Vitenam veteran of the United States Army having faithfully served his country during two tours of duty receiving two purple hearts and one bronze star. His favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by one daughter, Sheila Guess; two sons: Jacob Crumley and Joseph Crumley; three sisters: Rebecca Crumley, Helen Jones and Shirley Long; three brothers: Tommy Crumely, Clint Crumley and Fred Crumley.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of more than 39 years, Donna McLemore Crumley; daughter, Tammy Burke and her husband, Tommy, of Waynesboro; three sons: Tye Crumley and his wife, Crystal, James Crumley and Jeff Crumley; seven grandchildren: Brittany Patterson, Jessica Burger, Hannah Burke, Haley Burke, Bailey Crumley, J.T. Crumley and Braden Crumley; five great-grandchildren: one sister, Willie Gregg and her husband, Daryll; special nephew, Danny Jones; several other extended family members; and a host of special friends.

A celebration of his life is planned for Friday night, Jan. 3, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Beacon Baptist Church, 505 Corvin Road NE, in Cleveland with the Rev. Floyd Boggess officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. service time.

Interment and committal service will be held on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in the Chattanooga National Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. and will conclude with full military honors.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Fuzz and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guestbook at

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Crumley family with these arrangements.