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Joe Crumley, Jonesborough

Published April 10th, 2012 10:20 pm

Mr. Joe Crumley, age 59, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, April 9, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Crumley was a native of Johnson City and son of the late Joe Cecil Sr. & Alma Hart Crumley.
He served as District Attorney General for the First Judicial District for Washington, Carter, Unicoi and Johnson County from 1998-2006. He served eight years as Defense Attorney and helped establish the public defenders system in Washington County. Mr. Crumley also prosecuted in Sullivan, Greene and Hawkins County. In 2006, he served as Cocke County Assistant District Attorney.
He was a 10th Degree Blackbelt and had been involved for 32 years in Japanese Bujinkan Budotaijutsu and Okinkanjudo. He was a CASA Volunteer and Eagle Scout in the Sequoia Council.
Joe was also an accomplished woodworker and made a majority of his own furniture.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Sue Crumley, Jonesborough; sons, Eric Crumley and Chris Crumley, both of Johnson City.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Carter officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday prior to the service.
Cremation will follow the services as Joe had requested.
Memorial donations may be made to Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter, 525 Sells Ave., Johnson City, Tennessee 37604.
Condolences may be sent to the Crumley family online at
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821