Crump, Curtis B.

MORGANTON Curtis B. Crump, 93, of Morganton, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, following a period of declining health. Born on Dec. 31, 1923, in Burke County, he was a son of the late Ivey Douglas Crump and Mary Pettis Brown Crump. Curtis was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps. He served during World War II, and spent four winters in Fairbanks, Alaska, as a part of the Arctic Transport Command. He was a member of the greatest generation and was a self-made man. As a general contractor, he built over 50 houses and three churches during his career. Curtis was a member of North Cross Church. Above all, he was a devoted Christian that dearly loved his family and the Lord. Left to cherish his memory are a son, Charlie Crump (Nancy); daughter, Gloria Crump Hevel (Geoffrey); grandchildren, Eric Crump (Jennifer), Rebecca Crump, Gina Hevel Bowen, Beth Crump, Michael Crump (Brandi), Greta Hevel, and Kim Booz; granddaughter-in-law, Angelica Crump; 16 great-grandchildren, numerous nephews and nieces, and extended family. In addition to his parents, Curtis was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Cleo Burns Crump; son, Clarence Crump; sisters, Claire Crump, Rosalie Mull, and Ruth Sams; brothers, John, Earl, and Ray Crump; grandson, Richard David Crump; and half-brother, Doug Crump. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, at Sossoman Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m., Monday, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Crump and John Edwards officiating. Burial will follow at Burke Memorial Park with military honors provided by the North Carolina National Guard and Caldwell County Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to North Cross Church, 142 W.A. Harris Rd., Morganton, NC 28655. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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