William “Bill” Crumley


William “Bill” Crumley, age 83, of Rabun Gap, Ga., passed away on January 15, 2020.

Bill was born the son of the late Lloyd Joseph Crumley and the late Virginia Ramey on January 16, 1936 in Habersham County, Ga. Bill lived in Clarkesville, Ga. and Wiley, Ga. before moving to Rabun Gap. He was a member of the Wiley Presbyterian Church for 73 years, and had recently still served as church treasurer and church elder. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Korean War. He was a true outdoorsman, and loved to spend his free time fishing and hunting. In his professional life he worked for the Georgia Power Company as a land surveyor, he had also spent time working for the Georgia Department of Transportation. He served his community as a teacher and mentor to children, and was a counselor at Camp Dixie. He was a dirt track racer, and enjoyed working on cars as well as traveling, and had been on over 55 cruises. He was the person responsible for surveying the line that Wallenda used when he tight rope walked across the Tallulah Gorge.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Ricky Crumley and Johnnie Sue Crumley.

His survivors include his wife, Sharon Crumley; three stepsons, Jack Read, Deeny Read, Chris Read; one daughter, Lea Owens (Clint); one brother, Joe Crumley (June); three nieces and nephews, David Crumley, Hope Murray and Kenneth Crumley; one grandson, Ryan Dixon.

A memorial service was held on Monday January, 20, 2020 in the Chapel of the Beck Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Pastor Denny Read officiating.

Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.