Mr. G. Franklin Crumpler, of Raeford, died on May 26, 2023, at the age of 88.
Frank was born in Sampson County, NC on September 22, 1934, to the late Gordon Lee Crumpler and Margaret Bradshaw Crumpler.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Velma Crumpler Chumley, and brother Vernon Ray Crumpler.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Raeford where he served as lifetime deacon. Frank graduated from Clinton High School, and then went on to become a member of the North Carolina National Guard.
After graduating from Cincinnati College of Embalming in 1956, Frank moved his family to Raeford in 1960 where he was the owner and operator of Crumpler Funeral Home.
Throughout Frank’s life, he had many accomplishments and accolades; among those included the longest-serving elected official in the United States as Hoke County Coroner, and he was also awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dayne Capps Crumpler, of Raeford; three children, Kemp Crumpler (Margaret), Kel Crumpler (Kim), and Kalen Crumpler Wilhide (Rick), all of Raeford; eleven grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held from 9-10:30 am Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at the First Baptist Church in Raeford.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Thomas Lee, Pastor Terry Dooley, CRE Herman T. Autry, and Reverend James D. Wilhide officiating.
Burial will follow in the Raeford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Raeford. 333 N Main St, Raeford, NC 28376, and Dundarrach Community Church 5497 St. Paul's Road, Shannon, NC 28386.
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