Clarence Charles (Chuck) Crum Jr., age 84, passed away peacefully at home in Southern Pines, N.C. on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020.

Chuck was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Louise E. Crum, his parents Clarence C. Crum Sr. and Margaret Crum, and his sister Martha Ferguson.

He is survived by his 2 children; son Cary C. Crum and wife Janice Fowler of Williamsburg, VA, daughter Elizabeth (Beth) Harris of Apex, N.C. and five grandchildren Christian, Connor, Colby, Grayson and Maddi, as well as other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Chuck was born in Cambridge, PA in 1935 and attended Rose Polytechnic Institute where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He was a Master Mason and was a member of the Moore County Shrine Club. His involvement with the Shriners and many of their activities, including the Moore County Sand T’s, was one of the things he enjoyed most. An avid golfer, Chuck and Louise lived in Florida after retirement in the winter months and returned to N.C. each year until permanently residing in Southern Pines. They were formally longtime residents of Aurora, OH and Raleigh, N.C.

He was a devoted husband, son, father, and grandfather. He and his family were charter members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Bainbridge, OH. Upon moving to N.C., he and Louise became active members of St. Phillips Church in Raleigh, N.C. and Our Savior Lutheran in Southern Pines, N.C. His long service to the church as a church council president and council member grew his life of faith.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in Chuck’s name to Shriners Hospitals for Children at

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at Boles Funeral Home Southern Pines, N.C. on Saturday, November 28th, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

Online condolences may be made at

Services have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.

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