Chesley Herbert Crews, Jr.

February 9, 1925 - August 20, 2021
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown
639 North Main Steet
Greenville, SC 29601
Monday 8/23, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Woodlawn Memorial Park
1 Pine Knoll Dr.
Greenville, SC 29609
Tuesday 8/24, 9:00 am
Woodlawn Memorial Park
1 Pine Knoll Dr.
Greenville, SC 29609

Chesley Herbert Crews, Jr., 96, devoted husband and father, decorated veteran, respected business leader, and model of humanity, died peacefully at his home in Greenville, SC on Friday, August 20, 2021, to join his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A child of the mill villages of Poe and Judson, he was born the only sonContinue Reading

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Bobby Ready left a message on August 25, 2021:
Pop was my best friends grandfather. I had the privilege of being around Pop on a number of occasions. My favorite times were going to his house back in 2008-2010 and seeing the white and black striped C47s hanging from his ceiling. Men like Pop are the reason we as Americans enjoy the freedoms we do today. I must admit, while reading Pops obituary I laughed - I read that he graduated from high school in 1943. Within a year after he received his HS diploma he participated in liberating Italy, France, and Holland from Nazi tyranny. My biggest dilemma a year after graduating HS was deciding whether I spend my summers off from school lifeguarding at the local pool or working in a restaurant. A different time….. The Pops of the world are gone, and they will never grace our earth again. I firmly believe that. My condolences to the entire Crews family and family tree during this difficult time. - Bobby
Linda Jameison left a message on August 24, 2021:
Beth, and family, It was a gift from your father that I experienced today at his funeral. Truly a celebration of life. Of the love expressed, and how he lives on through all of you. All my best, Linda
Carolyn Sammons left a message on August 24, 2021:
His love never failed Herb and I pray His strength will lessen your sorrow. I had the pleasure of knowing Herb for 39 years and loved his wit and wisdom. Until I read his obituary, I didn't know in how many ways he protected our nation with his service. What a Patriot! But, Herb did talk about himself much, he was "others" focused. I'm imagining him being with his love and his darling Sue, and know they are rejoicing in Jesus! May many memories allow you to feel that same joy going forward.
stanley mettling left a message on August 24, 2021:
Herb I only wish I had known you better. Your devotion to your family , your country and the Lord is such an inspiration and benediction for us all. You are at peace now as you were here and will be truely missed! I salute such a fullfilled life . SG Mettling
Nancy Snow left a message on August 23, 2021:
Thank you, sir, for your decorated service to our country and for your devotion to family. We need more like you.
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The Marshall Family left a message on August 22, 2021:
In memory of Chesley Herbert Crews, Jr., The Marshall Family lit a candle
Linda and Gary Massey left a message on August 21, 2021:
Cathy, so sorry to hear about your Dad. Sympthy to you and the family. Our prayers are with you. We love you.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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