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Robert Edward ‘Bobby’ Crews

SoVaNow.com / April 25, 2013
Robert Edward “Bobby” Crews, 63, of Virgilina, died Monday, April 22, 2013 at his home. He was born in Louisville, Ky., on April 27, 1949, a son of the late Alonzo Merritt Crews Jr. and Ann Florine Nichols Crews. He was married to Gail Francis Crews, was a member of Hyco Ruritan Club, American Legion Post 8 and was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one sister, Kimberly Crews Barker and Bennie of Hurt; two brothers, Billy Crews and Lisa of Scottsburg, Charles Merritt Crews of Nathalie; one daughter, Dana Spangler Roberts and Christopher of Gum Spring; two grandsons, Aaron Wagstaff and Nathan Roberts, both of Gum Spring.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 25, at 2 p.m. at Clover Cemetery with Rev. Norman Talley officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the Halifax County Cancer Association, P.O. Box 1891, Halifax, VA 24558. Online condolences may be directed to http://www.powellfunerals.com.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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