W.C. Crook

84 year old W.C. Crook of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served in World War II, a Mason at Liberty Lodge, and he was a retired salesman at the American Battery Company. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Justin Terrell will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ewing Monroe and Jenny Alta Pittman Crook; sisters, Ruby Jim Skinner and Frances Jennings; and his first wife, Autrey Clayton Crook. Survivors include his wife, Doris Terrell Crook of Smithville. Children, Bettye Crook, Jerry and his wife Brenda Crook, Mitzi Ann and her husband Sammy Taylor all of Smithville, Penny Lou and her husband Jay Youngblood of Lascassas. Step-children, David and his wife Vicky Terrell of Smithville and Terry Terrell of Chattanooga. Grandchildren, Matthew Taylor, Jeremy Crook, Justin Terrell, Roth and his wife Jessica Terrell, John Terrell, Julie and her husband Charles Puryear. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family has requested that donations be made to the Life Enrichment Center of the Smithville First Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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