John J. Crumley
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John J. “Fuzz” Crumley, 72, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away 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 was preceded in death by one daughter, Sheila Guess; two sons: Jacob Crumley and Joseph Crumley; three sisters: Rebecca Crumley, Helen Jones and Shirley Long; and 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; and several other extended family members and a host of special friends.

A celebration of his life will be held at 7 tonight, Jan. 3, 2014, at the Beacon Baptist Church, 505 Corvin Road N.E. in Cleveland, with the Rev. Floyd Boggess officiating

The family will receive friends at the church tonight from 5 until the service time.

The interment and committal service will be held Monday in the Chattanooga National Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. and will conclude with full military honors.

You are invited to share a personal memory of Fuzz or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Crumley family with these arrangements.