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George John Cruze, Jr

Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Death 6 Dec 2010 (aged 63)
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Cremated, Other
Memorial ID 62711051 · View Source
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Knoxville News Sentinel (TN) - Thursday, December 9, 2010

George John Cruze Jr., age 63 of Lake City, passed away on Monday, December 6, 2010 at the Mercy Medical Center in Knoxville.

John was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on June 20, 1947.

After attending Lake City High School, John attended Columbia Military Academy. John was a Captain in the United States Army from 1966-1969.

In 1970 he attended the University of Tennessee where he obtained his CPA degree. In 1976 he was the director the local black lung clinic where he helped many local coal miners obtain their black lung pensions.

In John's recent years, he served as an Anderson County Veterans Service Officer where he donated all his time to the area veterans.

John is preceded in death by his parents, George John Cruze Sr. and Eva Lee Guider; Special Aunt and Uncle who raised John, Laura and Paul Cruze.

John is survived by Wife of 20 years Beverly Diane Hooker Cruze of Lake City Sons Jeffery and Justin Cruze of Johnson City, TN Brother Jack Varner and wife Carol of Chattanooga, TN Special Cousins who were like brothers. Wayne and Don Purkey of Louisville, KY Many other friends and family who will dearly miss John.

John will be cremated and the family will hold a memorial service on Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 5-7 PM at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Lake City.

In Lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the Toys for Totts at SunTrust Bank.

Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements

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  • Originally Created by: Jane Lane
  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62711051
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