Sherman Tolbert Crum

June 19, 1937 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Sherman Crum Obituary

Sherman Tolbert Crum, 86 of Chapmanville, WV, departed this life on March 10, 2024 at his residence.

He was born June 19, 1937 in Logan, WV the son of the late George Richardson and Lucinda Crum Bender.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Edmond Bender, sisters, Dottie Fowler, and Ruby Slazo, brothers, Thomas Crum, Bricky Richardson, and Reed Richardson, brother-in-law, Billy Jo Estep and his father and mother-in-law, Conard Estep and Virgie Baisden Estep.

Sherman was president of Local 9375 for 30 years. He was a Wednesday night Bible teacher at the Manila Church of Christ and a deacon for many years. He attended Stollings Christian Church the last year of his life. Sherman enjoyed fishing with his friends Danny Stollings, Bob Bell, Ralph Perry and Casey Stollings, spending time with family and his grandchildren, watching the Chapmanville Tigers softball games.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 67 years, Peggy Crum; one daughter, Terri (Scott) Bentley; one son, Sherman Crum Jr; nine sisters, Shelvy Rakes, Dale Baisden, Gwen Clark, Darlene Eldridge, Patty Adkins, Hazel Harris, Barbara Richardson, Jean Hill and Kay Bargnas; four brothers, Dane Bender, Billy Bender, Dan Bender and Clyde Bender; four grandchildren, Zack Bentley, Andrea Fletcher, Jeromey Crum and Tabitha Mills; seven great grandchildren, Parker and Braxtyn Fletcher, Kayla and Thomas Mills and Baylie, Aleigha and Owen Crum; and his special friends, Robert and Betty Vance.

Services will be held at 11:00am, Friday, March 15, 2024 at Freeman Funeral Home with John Fry and Ralph Perry officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens, Old Logan Road, Chapmanville, WV.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 14, 2024 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Gary Adkins, Ricky Broughton, Eric “Tubby” Rakes, Clay, Mark and Michael Rakes.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zach Bentley, Robert Vance and Dennis Fletcher.

Freeman Funeral Home, Chapmanville, WV is in charge of the arrangements.

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March 14, 2024

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Freeman Funeral Home, Inc.
220 Main Ave.
Chapmanville, WV 25508

Funeral Service
March 15, 2024

11:00 AM
Freeman Funeral Home, Inc.
220 Main Ave.
Chapmanville, WV 25508


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