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Thaddeus Thomas Crumbley, Jr. was born to Willa Mae Peoples and Thaddeus Thomas Crumbley Sr on April 24th, 1958. Thaddeus (Thad) aka 'Wolfie" spent his youth in the Homewood and Hill District areas where he became widely recognized and awarded for his phenomenal athletic abilities in a host of sports, especially basketball. Concealed to most, Thad was also a superb cook, earning a certification in Culinary Arts and then going on to become a professional Mason. Aside from personal achievements, Thad was a real family man, helpful, protective, and loving by nature. His children were his greatest accolade.
Thad was a firm believer in God and did his very best to walk in faith. In recent times, Thad became a proud church member at The Lighthouse, he was even preparing to assist with transportation for his fellow churchgoers. God's light and love were apparent in him and God's grace followed him everywhere he went.
Here are some more of the little things that just made Thad...Thad. He was funny, belly aching funny. He called to check on his friends and family frequently, he and one of his nephews would start their conversations with "Hey Big Crum!" in loud, echoing voices EVERDAY. Everyone felt seen from his outspoken and welcoming spirit, even strangers. he kept his shoes clean, didn't like brown paper bags, and loved animals. There was even a good story he could about a pack of dogs that would walk him to and from school to protect him.
The gym was always a part of his lifestyle, and more recently, every Tuesday and Thursday you could find him at the Kingsley Association working out with his daughter. He was always the first one up in the morning and he loved Wild Western TV shows. And certainly, Thad loved Thad, he was very handsome and knew it. Intentionally expressing love for the people he loved was a strong suit, every conversation concluded with an, "Aite, I love you, talk to you later" and you just will not find a person with a warmer hug and bigger embrace than him. His stature alone made you feel safe, but his actions assured you were.
This service is dedicated to the Life and Legacy of Thaddeus Thomas Crumbley Jr. who lived to be sixty-five years and five months. He will be met in Heaven by his Mother and Father, cousin Bernadette Paul, Aunt Leah "Mustang" Graves, nephew Roman Herring, and a host of family and friends. Thaddeus is survived by his sister Cynthia Herring, his nephews Torrey Crumbey, Darwin Crumbley, and Nathaniel Crumbley, his four children Thaddeus Crumbley III, Laura Crumbley, Arcenio Crumbley, and Blair Crumbley. His Grandchildren Thaddeus Crumbley IV, Shonti Crumbley, Arique Crumbley, Lavar Crumbley, Nasir Crumbley, Deshawn Crumbley, and Great Grandchild Simeon Crumbley. Thaddeus is greatly loved and already deeply missed.