Gerald Duane Crews

July 17, 1960 - October 29, 2022

Crews Gerald Duane

Gerald Duane “Skip” Crews, age 62, of Lamar, Missouri passed away October 29, 2022, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

Skip was born July 17, 1960, in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Ronald James Crews and Pat Rochelle (Lancaster) Crews. On September 19, 2009, Skip married the love of his life Nancy LuAnn Turner in ­Lamar, MO. Skip received an honorable discharge in 1990 having served in the United States Army and in the National Guard during Operation Just Cause.

Skip was a machinist for 30 years, working the last 12 years at TEI. He also worked armed security and hauled trailers for FEMA. Skip was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Irwin, Missouri. Of Skip’s many hobbies he was a competitive shooter (going by the name of Sisco Sim) with SASS, avid fisher and hunter, a blackbelt in Tang Soo Do, and enjoyed camping with his wife.

Survivors include his wife Nancy; four sons, JD (Jess) Crews, Michael Kirbey, Eric (Kari) Daniels and Jeremy Daniels (Daniel Griffith); one daughter, Amber (Jason) Zupan; 22 grandchildren, Grady, Griffin, Joani (Stan), Kayla (Jesse), Keaton, Hunter, Kimber (Zac), Nicholes, Rylee, Eli, Adi, Tanner, Brodee, Ayden, Madison, Ethan, Monika, Gunner, Kannon; nine great-grandchildren; his father, Ron Crews; two brothers, Troy Crews and Jay Crews.

Skip was preceded in death by his birth mom, Pat; his mother, Ruth Crews; two sons, Wesley Crews and Charles Crews; two brothers, Tracey Crews and Ronald Crews Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Sheldon Cemetery in Sheldon, Missouri.

The family will receive friends starting at 1:00 p.m., until service time at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to the Hopewell Presbyterian Church in care of Daniel Funeral Home.