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Wendell Ray Crom
6/23/1927 -  8/8/2018

Larry Williams
Conroe, TX
Monday, August 20, 2018


Many things I remember over my life from Papa Crom: many events, many experiences, and many sayings, such as:
* “Dog food, dog food; feed them what’s on sale”
* “Bulls make a little, bears make a little, pigs go broke”

However watching him taught me important lessons over my life. Here are three lessons from his living that mean a lot.

First the fellowship :
We would go out the "the 40 acres and all pick up pecans on the land. It was nice and peaceful with only talking between us going on. Also I loved watching him sing with the family (usually Uncle Russell, Uncle Lowell, and Uncle Carol; and evolved to others as brothers aged). And I enjoyed sitting in the living room reading with everyone else while Papa Crom played the banjo. These times taught the importance of togetherness without other distractions.
In 1 John 1:7 it talks about this saying "but if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin."

Second serving with humility:
I remember the first date coming to pick up Julana at her house to go watch a Greenville basketball game. When I arrived at her home, there was this big guy in a straw hat with the top of it missing. I just thought it was the gardener. Later that night when I dropped her off and saw her parents I realized it was Papa Crom. I learned he had many straw hat that he liked to wear. Also he supported friends as equal regardless of where they came from. Delbert Arrington was a expert mechanic and a good person. Papa Crom had all his knowledge and degrees where Mr. Arrington may not have graduated college. Papa Crom valued his knowledge and treated him as equal or better. Lanell Jeter was another case that showed how Papa Crom helps people regardless.
In Phil 2:1-4 Paul wrote "Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also from the interests of others." When we work together, caring for the problems of others as if they were our problems, we demonstrate Christ's example of putting others first.

Third is love:
Papa Crom loved his wife Momma Crom. He loved his children Sissy, Julana, and Elden. He loved his brothers & sisters. He loved people adopted into the family
In 1 Cor 13:1-8, Paul talks about the greatest gift being love. Love makes our actions and gifts useful. Although people have different gifts, love is available to all.

Papa Crom we love you.
 

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Sunday, August 12, 2018



 

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Sunday, August 12, 2018



 

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volorado springs, AR
Sunday, August 12, 2018


God bless family of Wendell.
 

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volorado springs, AR
Sunday, August 12, 2018


God bless family of Wendell.
 

, AL
Sunday, August 12, 2018



 

, AL
Sunday, August 12, 2018



 

Lenell Geter
Columbia, SC
Friday, August 10, 2018


I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend Wendell Crom. I met Wendell in 1982 when he and I were employees at E-Systems in Greenville, Texas. Wendell, his wife Rosie (Rosilyn), and I have continued our friendship over the years since I have returned home to live in South Carolina, in 1984.

As I reflect back over the years, Wendell taught me his love of playing chess and trading in the stock market. They were activities we shared together and for which are activities I continue to enjoy to this day. He was a delightful person to be around as he was spirited in his beliefs. Though we sometimes had different political views, we respectfully enjoyed our discussions. However, when I experienced a miscarriage of justice in Greenville, Texas, I appreciated his support as he and others stood by me until I worked to vindicate my name.

Indeed, his family will miss him as my wife Marcia and I will too. I pray that the Lord will bless this family with a closeness and strength that only love can do... so long old friend and may you rest in peace, Wendell.

Your friends,
Lenell Geter and Marcia Geter

 

SaraJane Long Milburn
Lake Jackson, TX
Thursday, August 9, 2018


My sincere condolences. Wendell will be missed but not forgotten. I have lots of great memories of Wendell and all the Crom family.
 


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