Jesse Albert Crews, 86

Published 4:00 pm Monday, August 16, 2010

MECHANICSVILLE, Aug. 10 – Jesse Albert Crews, 86, of Mechanicsville, died August 8, 2010.

Mr. Crews was born in Buckingham and served in World War II in Europe in the 82nd Airborne Division and was later called back to active duty in the Korean War where he served in the 780th Field Artillery.

After serving his country in the U.S. Military, he attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) where he obtained both Bachelor and Masters degrees in Agriculture. He worked until retirement at the Virginia State Federal Surplus Property Agency.

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He was a long-time, active member of Mulberry Grove Baptist Church in Buckingham, where he served as a deacon and held many other church offices. He was a member and past master of Buckingham Masonic Lodge #242 AF & AM. He was also a member of the Richmond Scottish Rite Bodies and the ACCA Temple Shrine where he was in the ACCA Chanters. He served as a volunteer barber at the Masonic Homes of Virginia in Richmond.

Mr. Crews is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sarah Wood Crews; daughter, Kathleen M. Medwid and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Kathleen Medwid, Nick Medwid and wife Kathy, and Alex Medwid; great-granddaughter, Peyton Medwid; three brothers, Eugene W. Crews and wife, Grace H. of Richmond, Cabell L. Crews and wife, Margaret E. of Lynchburg, and James Dabney Crews Sr. and wife, June B. of Buckingham; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Harry A. and Bessie S. Crews of Buckingham; sister, Christine C. Eades of Richmond, and a brother, Houston H. Crews of Buckingham.

Funeral services where held Tuesday (today), August 10, at Mulberry Grove Baptist Church in Buckingham, with interment services with Masonic graveside rites immediately following in the church cemetery.

Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn, was in charge of arrangements.