Tom Crute formerly of Beech Fork

Tom Crute, 85, of Croton on Hudson, New York, formerly of Huntington and Beech Fork was born on December 24, 1927 and passed away on January 2, 2013. Tom was the son of the late Thomas Leonidas Crute and Nettie May Ellis Crute, the son-in-law of the late Elmer and Mae Tabor and widower of Jean Tabor Crute who died in July. 1995. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Sunday, January 5, 2013 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Community Memorial Gardens, Wayne, WV with the American Legion Post #93 conducting military graveside rites. Tom was an Ombudsman for the Veterans Administration Hospital and a World War II Veteran of the United States Navy. He was a member of the Huntington Lions Club for many years. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Thomas Crute, Jr. He is survived by his children: Dr. Kathleen Mae Crute, of East Lynn, WV, Dr. Denise Elaine Crute of Briarcliff Manor, NY, and Sean Kevin Crute of Durham, North Carolina; his son-in-law Michael James Keefe of Briarcliff Manor, New York and his grandsons, Aidan Thomas Keefe and Liam James Keefe of Briarcliff Manor, NY. Friends may call two hours prior to services at the funeral home.