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Jerry Crenshaw

Jerry Alexander Crenshaw, Sr., 80, of Saint Pauls, widower of the late Joyce Dean Crenshaw and wife of 56 years went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday July 25, 2021. He was born in Robeson County on February 26, 1941 to the late Henry and Jennie Inman Crenshaw of Saint Pauls. Following graduation from St. Pauls High School in 1959, he joined the United States Navy. After leaving the Navy, Jerry was a driver for Trailways/Grayhound literally traveling millions of miles of highways, retiring after 30 years. He enjoyed tinkering with cars, working in the yard and, most of all, being with his family. PaPa, as his grandchildren and great grandchildren called him, always enjoyed having family visits. His grandchildren and great grands always found comfort in PaPa’s lap. Jerry was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters and is survived by his sister, Hilda Ward. Jerry/Dad/ PaPa, also, leaves behind his children, Jerry Crenshaw, Jr. (Rhonda Moore) of St. Pauls, Richard Crenshaw (Cammy) of Southport, and Kim Proffer (Craig) of Hope Mills; 7 grandchildren, Rachel Crenshaw (Landon Smith), Nicholas Crenshaw, Malarie Williams (Chase), Megan Hickman (Justin), Billie Porritt (Tyler), Dean Crenshaw (Sara Linker), and Justin Proffer; and 7 great grandchildren, Troy, Clark, Celeste, Julie, Ross, Benjamin and Violet.

The family will have a private funeral service on for Jerry and Joyce Crenshaw at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls officiated by Dickie Sherrill and Joe Sherrill. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family is being served by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls.

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Prayers for the family. Worked with Jerry many years ago. Have thought of him often was always very kind.

Frankie C. Britt Jul 28 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear the sad news. Uncle Jerry has that secret smile. Very quiet man just like his brothers,but you always could hear when they spoke.

Paul Crenshaw Jr. Jul 28 2021 12:00 AM

My heartfelt condolences are extended to the family & friends of Mr. Jerry Crenshaw during this most difficult time. I pray that Gods caring and comforting presence will be bestowed upon you and help ease the pain of your loss.

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins Jul 27 2021 12:00 AM

Used to play in Jerry's backyard as a kid behind Mrs. Crenshaw. He would come out sometime and play ball and things with us guys. Was really a good fellow! One of the good old boys. God bless you all! Jerry will be missed!

Steve Love Jul 27 2021 12:00 AM

Jerry, Richard and Kim, I know your parents will be missed greatly. I pray for God to give you and each of your family members His peace that passes understanding. We send our love to you all.Love Nancy & Bo

Love Nancy & Bo Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM