Jul. 7, 1875 Holly Springs Marshall County Mississippi, USA
Apr. 24, 1948 Memphis Shelby County Tennessee, USA
Children: Mary Ella Crump 1903-1910 Nell Louise Crump 1909-1909 Warner Moorman Crump 1910-1910 Ruth Crump 1914-1915 Lida Crump Coats 1916-2004
NOTE: The following information provided by Neil Loftiss #47136115.
EUGENE WATSON CRUMP Eugene Watson Crump was born July 7, 1875, the son of Jack Moorman and Missouri Baggett Crump. He professed faith in Christ as a young man under the guidance of Dr. Warner Moore, who was to become his father-in-law, and united with the church immediately. He entered the ministry in 1908 of which he was a faithful servant until death.
Schooled in Memphis University School, The University of Tennessee School of Law, and Vanderbilt University School of Divinity, and married to Mary Moore, he entered the ministry with zest. He was a success first in his own family, having reared three daughters in the Christian faith, all of whom now are useful workers in the church. Among the charges which he served are: Broken Arrow, Indian Territory; Clinton Kentuky; Decaturville, Raines, Ellendale, Bartlett, Ramsey, Paris, Bells, Newbern, Longstreet, Galloway Memorial, Humboldt, Hays Avenue, Covington, Brownsville, McKenzie, Lexington, and Springdale, all in Tennessee.
Brother Crump was a student, and read largely of the better books that came from the press. But he was a thinker in his own right, and preached largely out of his own heart and experience. He was the friend of all, especially the friendliness; he was the enemy of greed and graft. (The writer followed on a charge where he once was pastor, and, although some time had elapsed since he was there, they were still saying of Brother Crump, "No one ever made more disturbance ; no one ever did a town more good.") Gentle as a little lamb in his nature, he was strong and courageous as a giant when face to face with wrong.
During the last few years of his life the writer was his pastor. Never did any pastor have a more devoted helper. He did not lose step in his thinking, nor with the progress of his church. Chaplain of the Men's Club of his church he gave to them a love that was touching and tender.
Funeral services were conducted in the Chelsea Avenue Methodist Church by the writer, assisted by Rev. Harold Eggensperger and his body was laid to rest in the beautiful Forest Hill Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn. V. A. DESHAZO.