Kenneth Crews

The family requests memorials be made to Fulton First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1140, Fulton, KY 42041; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in Fulton. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fulton First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Obion County Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Crews will lie in state at First Baptist Church from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the funeral hour.
Survivors include his wife of more than 60 years, Peggy (Ward) Crews of South Fulton; his son and daughter-in-law, Don and Kim Crews of Dyersburg; his grandson, Carter Crews of Dyersburg; his  brother, R.C. Crews of Union City; and several nieces and nephews.  
His parents, W.B “Buddy” and Hazel (Gray) Crews, and a brother, Jerry Wayne Crews, preceded him in death.
He was born Oct. 21, 1934, in Obion County.
He was an active member of Fulton First Baptist Church, where he served on many different committees and was an inactive deacon. He had taught Sunday school for the past 50 years, most recently Crews Couples Class and Three C’s class. He also recently served as chairman of the First Baptist Church Building Finance Committee.
His love for the Lord, His Church and his family were evident in his life. He was an avid golfer most of his life. His years of work as a banker were a joy and his love for other members of this staff were also evident.   
He was a U.S. Army veteran who had retired with a banking career spanning over 50 years. He began his career with City National Bank in 1962. He served in most positions within the bank, being elected president in 1985 and retiring at the end of 1999 as chairman and CEO of Old National, Fulton. He had served as a member of the board of directors from 1968 until 2002.  
He was elected to Heritage Bank board of directors Hopkinsville, Ky., in 2002 and served 10 years, until his retirement in May of 2013. He continued to serve as a member of the Heritage Bank community board of directors in Fulton and retired in December 2016.  In September 2012, he was recognized and presented a plaque from the Kentucky Bankers Association as a member of the 50 Year Club.
An Obion County native, he has been active in community, civic and church affairs. He served as president of the Fulton Lions Club and two terms as president of the Twin Cities Chamber of Commerce. He had previously served as a member of the Obion County Court.   
Active in economic development, he served as a member of the Fulton Economic Development board of directors from its inception until his retirement. South Kentucky Industrial Development Association named him Kentucky Volunteer of the Year for industrial development in 1985. He received the Twin City Citizen of the Year award in 1978.

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