Obituaries and Tributes

In Memory of SMSgt (Ret) Riley Crumley


Mr. Riley Crumley, Sr., age 86, of Cleveland, GA passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020.Mr. Crumley was born in White County to the late Harvel and Faye Stancil Crumley. He was a farmer, grader and excavator. Mr. Crumley served in the US Air Force for 23 years.

In addition to parents, Mr. Crumley was preceded in death by his first wife, Elwanda Crumley; brothers, Lavern Crumley and J.K. Crumley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Virgle and Lois Crumley and Cecil and Juanita Crumley; sister, Dorothy Jean Brookshire; and brothers-in-law, Joe Cantrell, Larry Payne, Bobby Black, and Doug Allen.

Survivors include wife, Deborah Crumley, Cleveland; son, Riley Crumley, Jr., Cleveland; and a host of others.

A private burial will be held with a Celebration of Life to be held at a later time. The family requests that everyone stay home and remember the family in your prayers.

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1952 – 1955           TCW/SUPPLY/LAWSON AFB, GA
1956 – 1956            SUPPLY/POPE AFB, NC
1956 – 1958            54WS/ANDERSON AFB, GUAM
1958 – 1961            3415 ABG/LOWERY AFB, COL
1980 – 1983            28 TFS/GA GUARD/DOBBINS AFB, GA
1983 – 1993            14 AF RESERVES/DOBBINS AFB, GA

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