ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Bernard O Crews Jr, 73 years old, born on December 17, 1937, and passed away on May 17, 2011. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Phyllis Crews on May 18, 2021
I can't believe you have been gone 10 years. It seems so much longer than that. We were all talking about you yesterday. Jonathon reminded us about your amazing ribs that you loved to make. I suggested that your coleslaw and potato salad topped off with your brownies would have been so good again. I still love you and it seems like more and more situations come up that you would like to know about or help with. 
Posted by Bernie Crews on May 17, 2021
10 years and I think of you and miss you everyday.
Posted by Bernie Crews on December 15, 2020
another year gone and things just keep getting crazier. I miss your insight and understanding. You would have been a big help for many of us this year. I miss you and appreciate what you did in life. You were an explorer and you set the path for us to follow. Love is a word but tears express our loss. I love you Dad, Happy Birthday!
Posted by Phyllis Crews on December 14, 2020
In a few days you will be 83. I am 80 and have hearing aids, my glasses don't help with the small print and you are in heaven disease and pain free. A lot of our friends have passed and I still react by wanting to tell you. But you already know. You are always on my mind and I will always love you.
Posted by Kimberly Crews on December 12, 2020
I've been thinking about you a lot lately. I really do miss you & I love you Grandpa ❤️
Posted by Bernie Crews on December 17, 2019
Sad to think its been 9 years without you. One thing for sure is your thought of and missed everyday. The memories of the thoughtful things you and Mom have done are cherished memories. 
Posted by Phyllis Crews on December 17, 2019
Happy Birthday, Honey, I wish I could give you a hug and bake you a cake.
I think of you all the time and miss you very much. 
Posted by Phyllis Crews on December 17, 2018
Happy Birthday, I wish I could sing the happy birthday song to you. I have been thinking about you all day and wondered what I should post today.
My message is the same. We miss you and love you and remember the good times we had. I hope you are celebrating your birthday with your family and friends that are there with you. I love you!
Posted by Bernie Crews on December 19, 2017
Happy Birthday Dad! At 80 your birthday party would have been something to remember, just like you! Always the first to lead the way I miss you all the time! Love you Dad!!
Posted by Phyllis Crews on December 17, 2017
Happy Birthday! I figured out that you would be 80 today. Wow! that sounded old until I remembered you are only 3 years older that I am.
Wish you were still around to go crazy grocery shopping ("Hey, Martha") and to watch the sunset at the beach. I can't imagine the beautiful sunsets you witness from where you are. I still love and miss you.
Posted by Phyllis Crews on May 18, 2017
I can't believe you have been gone 6 years. I still think of things I want to tell you about the kids and our grandkids and great grandkids and then I remember I can't call or email or text you. We had a lot of great memories. They will always be vivid in my memory. I love you!
Posted by Phyllis Crews on December 17, 2016
Happy Birthday! If you were here I would make your favorite cake for you. Many of your friends are there with you. Maybe you will all celebrate your birthday. I miss you everyday. I look are your picture every morning. I love you.
Posted by Bernie Crews on December 17, 2016
Another one of your birthdays when I really wish I could see your face and hear your voice. Happy Birthday Dad! I miss you and think of you every day.
Posted by Phyllis Crews on November 24, 2016
Another Thanksgiving without you. Tomorrow we would have been married 57 years if we had not had any interruptions. You are still missed and loved very much.
Posted by Phyllis Crews on May 17, 2016
Five years and we are hanging in there without you. Bern and I put up some pictures in the bedroom on Mothers's Day. You and I are over the closet. Also put up the bass. I still think of things I need to tell you and then I remember. You don't have email there. I hope you know how much we miss you and love you.
Posted by Kimberly Crews on May 17, 2016
I can't believe it's been 5 years, I really miss you. There are so many things I would love to share with you, especially getting to know my boys. I know you're watching over us, until we meet again. Love you grandpa, thank you.
Posted by Bernie Crews on May 17, 2016
five years, wow time fly's. All I can say is that it's really weird missing you. I talk to you all the time but feel like we have one way conversations now. I can see your face and almost hear your voice. I miss all the things that made you my dad and I wish you could have hung in there a little longer.
Posted by Phyllis Crews on December 24, 2015
December is full of memories, Your birthday and Christmas bring back many happy memories. It seems like the longer you have been gone, the more I have things I want to tell you. Silly things like a building being demolished. You would know the business there. I think I have something to tell you, then I remember. I can't. I miss you and love you more each day.
Posted by Bernie Crews on December 17, 2015
Happy Birthday Dad, I sure do miss you!
Posted by Bernie Crews on May 18, 2015
Hey Mister, we missed you when we celebrated Mother's Day, like we do everyday. You left us way to easy, way to early and way to fast. Live isn't fair and neither is death. I love and respect you more everyday.
Posted by Phyllis Crews on December 17, 2014
Today is your birthday. 77 years...makes me feel old. I truly miss you. Chip has joined you this year along with your friends, Bert and Howard.
I like to imagine all of you fishing. You still have my love.
Posted by Bernie Crews on December 17, 2014
Happy Birthday Dad! I miss you more every year. You sure left a strong legacy. I only wish you were here for us all to make you proud. I love you Dad and thanks for everything you've done for us all!
Posted by Phyllis Crews on May 17, 2014
It has been 3 years since you left us, but never a day goes by that I don't look at your picture on the wall beside my computer and smile
back at you. I know by now you must be surrounded by loved ones and friends. I will love you forever.
Posted by Bernie Crews on May 17, 2014
I would much rather be saying Happy Birthday! I wish you could have been around a lot longer. Doing repairs on the boat you gave me, I wish you were here to enjoy it with me. I love you dad!
Posted by Bernie Crews on December 18, 2013
"Happy Birthday Dad! You are truly missed!"
Posted by Phyllis Crews on December 18, 2013
Your Mother, your brother, Pat; and Kim and Marty and Will did not let your birthday yesterday go by without thinking about you. We all reminisced about you with love.
Posted by Phyllis Crews on May 8, 2013
It is coming up on two years since you have been gone. It is not easier.
I keep thinking of things I should have talked to you about. I am glad to see your smiling face on the wall every morning and rerun our happy memories. I love you!
Posted by Monica Flowers Crews on April 4, 2013
We miss you every day, Bernie!
Posted by Stephen & Linda Joaquin on December 17, 2012
Such tender thoughts for both you and Phyliss.. Know that you both are deep in our hearts and we light a birthday candle in your honor Bernie.
Posted by Bernie Crews on December 17, 2012
Another year and yet you arn't here, it is hard to believe you are gone forever. I miss you more amd more every year. Death is and has hard lessons. We all will go that way one day but before we do, we will see many a loved one go before us. I hope there is something beyond this world for us all so we can continue on our to our greater purpose and to give us a place to reunite. I love you
Posted by Amy Derin on December 17, 2012
There are some things one never forgets....Bernie's infectious smile is like a ray of sunshine that continues to warm my soul. In a time when the unthinkable occurs with too much regularity, we can not help but reflect on those who made helping others positively their "norm" in life. Bless you, Bernie , you brought sunshine to everyone.
Posted by Phyllis Crews on December 16, 2012
Tomorrow is your 75th birthday. I sure wish you were here to let us celebrate this milestone. We were supposed to grow old together.
I love you!
Posted by Bernie Crews on June 17, 2012
Happy Fathers Dad, Dad! You are truely missed and cherrished!
I love you!
Posted by bill crews on May 31, 2012
dad i havent been able to accept your passing. you were always there for me no matter how bad i was. you taught me so much and i needed to learn so much more. ive been selfish and so wraped up in my own made up world. im truly sorry for being the son i was. i really miss our times together. the last few years was really the best years of my life and im greatful to god for you dad...
Posted by Amy Derin on May 17, 2012
One year.... time reduces the acute pain of loss, but time does not diminish the love one shares. Bernie was well loved by many.. that does not go away.
Posted by Phyllis Crews on May 17, 2012
It's been a year but I still think of things I want to tell you. I look at your picture every day. Chipper is still going strong, acts like a puppy.
I keep thinking of that last Mother's Day celebration when you wanted to take us to Red Lobster but instead we got carry out and celebrated with you at home. You still have my heart! I Love you!
Posted by Tessa Crews on May 17, 2012
I did it Grandpa! Thank you and Grandma for helping me get through college- the little graduation duck that Monica got me is sitting right next to your picture in my living room :) I think about you all the time, you with your funny random comments, your famous ribs (and the accompanying beans which I proclaimed at 5 I would never like- I still don't, Grandpa!), and your smile. I love you!
Posted by Bernie Crews on May 17, 2012
America was young and a place to explore and you and Mom opened my eyes. As it turns out it you were my best friend. I wouldn’t be who I am today without your love and sacrifice. I can see that more today than ever. I love you Dad!
Posted by Bernie Crews on May 17, 2012
Today seems harder. It’s been a year but I still see you and almost hear you. Times fly’s but you were always there, if only a call away and now you’re not. I still want to talk to you and I miss you. You weren’t my best friend, you were my Dad. Thank both you and Mom for all you did for your two sons. The summer vacations to see family and to Washington, the summer camps and the places we lived
Posted by Stephen & Linda Joaquin on March 13, 2012
Our condolences to Phyllis and all the family on losing a wonderful person like Bernie. You were the best friends and neighbors to us while we lived next door to you. Always generious and kind. With our brood of dogs and your Chip we have so many happy memories to remember. Whenever we think of you..and we will often..we will smile. May your faith help you through each day Phyllis.
Posted by Phyllis Crews on February 13, 2012
You never were one to like birthdays and Christmas, but you sometimes came up with really neat surprises and gifts at a time I was least expecting them. Roses are red and violets are blue, you are always my Valentine and I still love you.
Phyllie
Posted by Amy Derin on December 17, 2011
Today was a momentous day in history. Orville Wright took wing and man has reached higher ever since. On this day, Bernie was born. Little did we know the heights he would reach nor the hearts he would touch. Although I miss Bernie very much, it isn't the loss I feel as much as the warmth, compassion and humor he so liberally shared. May he soar with the angels and live in our hearts.
Posted by Amy Derin on August 4, 2011
Bernie was my Florida Angel. He had a smile like sunshine and gave of himself freely to help anyone who smiled upon him, or not. To say he is missed, does not begin to express the depth of our loss. I like to think he is still smiling on us and offering a helping hand.
Posted by Bernie Crews on July 28, 2011
December 17, 1903 was the day the Wright Brothers first flew. December 17, 1937 was the day my Dad was born, thus his middle name. What a great idea that was!
Posted by Bernie Crews on July 25, 2011
Thanks for all the good times, the fun and vacations, thanks for making me work hard and driving home the hard lessons. Thanks for working so hard to provide for your family. Thanks for watching out for us and taking care of us, even after you're gone! you're missed more everyday
Posted by Bernie Crews on July 25, 2011
There are so many things to remember and so many things to say. Dad your gone too soon! I miss you and think of you everyday. I go to grab the phone or write you an email and then i remember that your gone and that I can never talk to you or ask for your advise again. I love you!
Posted by Alexandrya Cable on July 24, 2011
Grandpa Crews was always the only Grandpa I ever remembered being part of my life. He was the fun, quiet,and constant Grandpa I loved. I loved visiting him and seeing how happy having his grandchildren around made him. Grandpa Crews will forever be my Grandpa and I will miss him.

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Posted by Phyllis Crews on May 18, 2021
I can't believe you have been gone 10 years. It seems so much longer than that. We were all talking about you yesterday. Jonathon reminded us about your amazing ribs that you loved to make. I suggested that your coleslaw and potato salad topped off with your brownies would have been so good again. I still love you and it seems like more and more situations come up that you would like to know about or help with. 
Posted by Bernie Crews on May 17, 2021
10 years and I think of you and miss you everyday.
Posted by Bernie Crews on December 15, 2020
another year gone and things just keep getting crazier. I miss your insight and understanding. You would have been a big help for many of us this year. I miss you and appreciate what you did in life. You were an explorer and you set the path for us to follow. Love is a word but tears express our loss. I love you Dad, Happy Birthday!
Recent stories
Shared by Bernie Crews on December 18, 2013

When I think of the things you and mom did for us when we were kids, wow! I wouldn't be the person I am today without all the fun experiences and support. I know now how hard it is to be a father and a husband and it makes me respect you even more. I just wish you where were still here to talk to. I love you Dad!

Bernie the Story Teller

Shared by Phyllis Crews on June 8, 2011

When our granddaughter was young and we would be traveling in the car he would make up stories and considered developing them into a children's book.

However, it was all fiction and he was afraid children would believe them. One such story was how panty hose came to be invented.  Another was about turtles.  Another was how azaleas knew how to bloom all at the same time.  He had a great imagination.

He loved acting in DeSoto Little Theatre and had a fantastic memory that allowed him to remember long scripts.