Frank Crum, 73

Franklin Delano Crum, 73 of Lick Creek, KY passed away Wednesday, Oct. 06, 2021 at Pikeville Medical Center. He was a member and minister of the Mountain View Church of Christ for 38 years, president of Hope, Inc. for 20 years and wrote articles for the Appalachian News-Express for many years. Frank was born April 04, 1948 at Pikeville, KY to the late William Crum and Rosalie Wallace Crum. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Nancy Carol Crum and two sisters-in-law, Linda Crum and Mona Rose Crum. Frank is survived by his wife, Marcia Lea Salyer Crum of Lick Creek, KY; son, William Franklin (Sandra) Crum of Kimper, KY; daughter, Stephanie (Paul) Phillips of Lick Creek, KY; and four grandchildren, Zackary (Jessica) Crum of Clearwater, FL, Jordan Looney of Salyersville, KY, Lakan (Jordan) Mullins of Catlettsburg, KY & Coltan (Alex) Phillips of Phyllis, KY; and eight great-grandchildren, Katherine, Hunter, Cooper, Giana, Jax, Liam, Carter & Londyn. Frank is also survived by three brothers, Delbert Crum of Pikeville, KY, William Crum & James (Shawna) Crum both of Elkhorn City, KY; two sisters, Mary Lou (Al) Sifers of Elkhorn City, KY and Martha Lee Gilbert of Raleigh, NC; and many other family members and brothers and sisters in Christ. Visitation will be after 6PM Friday, October 08, 2021 at the Mt. View Church of Christ with a service at 7PM. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 09, 2021 at 11AM from the church with Paul Delbert Potter and Steve Cantrell with burial to follow at Annie E. Young Cemetery, Pikeville, KY.


  1. Judy Bostic Hampton says

    Marcia, Stephanie, Billy and the rest of the family, I am so sorry to hear about Frank’s death. He was always there for our family when we were in need. Your family was our family. I have so many happy memories of Stephanie and Amy having fun together. I enjoyed the many years I spent at Mtn. View Church. Love to all, God Bless this wonderful family!

  2. Jeffery Musick says

    Deeply regret hearing of the passing of Frank. He will be greatly missed by all in the Pike Country area. His ministry touched so many in the area. God has gained another warrior. Blessings to the family. Prayers for Marcia as she morns the loss of her devoted husband.
    Jerry and Jeffery Musick

  3. Robert and Debbie Thompson says

    Rest in peace, Frank. We know that your suffering is over and you are flying high with the angels, but those you left behind still miss you.
    Robert and Debbie Thompson

  4. Pete & Annette Wallace says

    Frank was just one of the finest men we have had the pleasure to know in our life. Although we only knew Frank and Marcia about six or seven years they were so nice to us treating us like they had known us for a lifetime and we had always been best friends.
    When he first became our pastor at the Blackey Church of Christ Frank came to our house to pray with my mother in law while she was living with us. Even though it was our first time meeting him he was so kind and sweet to Annette’s mom Thelma. When my Mom had to spend several days in Pikeville Med. he came and visited with us there. He was so special and one of God’s finest.
    He was one of the best preacher (teachers) I’ve ever had the pleasure to hear preach God’s word and I always learned something new every time I heard one of his sermons. He was just meant to be a preacher and we will miss hearing him preach.
    This has been such a terrible, heartbreaking year. We have lost so many family and very close friends it’s just so terribly sad but just like my Mom who I lost in March, I know where Frank is tonight and what he and she would both say to all of us is this, “I’m happy, I’m well, I’m with family and old friends I’ve missed for years and everything here is more wonderful than we have even been told.”
    Marcia, all of you children and “his grand babies” we are so sorry for your loss. You know where we are and how to reach us if there’s anything at all we can do for you all. Know we have you all in our prayers and thoughts during these hard days asking that God grant you all strength and comfort.
    We will miss him also, and he will never be forgotten.

  5. Mike Phillips says

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Frank was special. He certainly left some big shoes to fill. It’s impossible to know how many lives he touched while he was here. Too many to ever know; like the poor, especially when they weren’t able to put enough food on the table. Even people who thought they knew Frank probably never knew all that he did for others. Put up a lot of treasure while he was here, and he is now where that treasure has the real value he always assured us it did. My deepest sympathies of all. I feel certain as the days, weeks, months and years go by, a lot of people will miss Frank Crum more and more.

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