JAMES “JIM” McCLUNG CRANE, 93, of Crawley, entered his heavenly home on Wednesday May 26th, 2021.
It is preceded by the death of his son James H. Crane; Parents James A. and Winona McClung Crane; and sister Vivian Crane.
Survivors are his wife of 73 years, Hilda Shepherd Crane; Daughter Brenda Brooks and husband Hubert; Grandson Scott Brooks; Granddaughter, Melissa Brooks; Granddaughter Stephanie Kunin and husband Wallace; Great-granddaughter Hannah Brooks; and great-grandson Jared Brooks.
After graduating from Rupert High School, Jim worked as an electrician for his uncle and then for the Appalachian Power Company, where he retired after a 38 year career. He started out as an electrician; then home demonstrations; was involved in the early implementation of the use and maintenance of heat pumps; then retire as construction and maintenance manager.
Jim was a jack of all trades and had his electrician license long after he retired. He was always ready to lend a hand to a friend or neighbor for many years to follow him. After being unable to do the physical work himself, he could still work out a problem and offer advice and guidance on how to fix it.
Jim was a Baptist. He served as an ordained deacon in several Baptist churches. He served in the American Baptist Association, held leadership positions, and served in some capacity with the American Baptist Department of Disaster Relief.
The service will be held on Tuesday, June 1st at 12:00 noon at the Wallace Memorial Mausoleum in Clintonville. Pastors Monty Foster and Lawrence Hoptry will officiate.
Friends can call the mausoleum half an hour before the service from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please note the short time allotted for condolences with the family.
COVID-19 guidelines are followed: wear a mask and social distancing.
Instead of flowers, the family suggests donating to the American Baptist Department of Disaster Relief or WV Baptist Camp in Cowen.
Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Inc., Rainelle.