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David Lee Crenshaw
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1948
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 2012
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA

ANDERSON COUNTY David Crenshaw, who spent five decades as a Pendleton firefighter and four years as Anderson County's sheriff, was remembered by friends Monday as "a gentle giant" who gave his life to public service.
Crenshaw was responding to a car crash on behalf of the Pendleton Fire Department when he collapsed on a pump panel Monday morning. Workers at the scene immediately started trying to revive Crenshaw, but he was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at AnMed Health Medical Center in Anderson shortly before 8 a.m. He was 63.

David Crenshaw
(April 23, 1948 - January 9, 2012)

PENDLETON - David Lee Crenshaw, 63, husband of Lynn Fincher Crenshaw, died Monday, January 9, 2012.

Born April 23, 1948 in Anderson, he was the son of the late Horace Lee and Elizabeth Hudgens Crenshaw. He was a graduate of Pendleton High School, Anderson University, and the F.B.I. National Academy. Mr. Crenshaw was a member of the Pendleton Volunteer Fire Department for 50 years and served as Chief for 21 years. He was a member Pendleton Lodge #34, A.F.M. and Past Worshipful Master. He was also a member of the Hejaz Shrine and the Clemson York Rite Bodies. He served in Law Enforcement for 34 years and formerly served as Sheriff of Anderson County. He received the J.P. Strom Award in 1976. He was currently serving on the Pendleton Town Council. Mr. Crenshaw was a lifelong member of Pendleton United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn, of the home; daughter, Jennifer Lynn Crenshaw; son, Ben Crenshaw; and a brother, Frank Crenshaw, all of Pendleton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pendleton United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Ben Barnett and Rev. Lloyd White. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pendleton Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 708, Pendleton, SC 29670.

Sullivan-King Mortuary & Crematory, Northeast Chapel
3205 North Highway 81
Anderson, South Carolina 29621
Phone: 864-261-7424
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  Horace Lee Crenshaw (1910 - 1976)
Pendleton United Methodist Church Cemetery
Anderson County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Larry W. McAlister
Record added: Jan 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83200686
David Lee Crenshaw
Added by: Larry W. McAlister
David Lee Crenshaw
Added by: Larry W. McAlister
David Lee Crenshaw
Added by: Larry W. McAlister
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