Bobbie June CrassNovember 5, 1931 ~ January 21, 2018 (age 86)
Bobbie June Hackworth Crass, age 86 of Oliver Springs passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, January 21, 2018. She was a member of First Baptist Church and then Kellytown Baptist Church and the only child of the late Everette and Viola Hackworth. Being an only child, she always wanted to have a “big family” and indeed she did. She later became the mother of seven sons and one daughter. Bobbie was a woman of many talents and accomplished so much in her lifetime. She worked for Dr. S.J. Van Hook, Shoney’s Restaurant, K-25 Plant, Crass Coal Company, C & C Ready Mix, and First Baptist Church in Oliver Springs, all while raising and caring for her family. She was known as the “football mom” and could cook for an army, especially biscuits and gravy. She knew how to enjoy life and was even caught wearing her bikini in the snow.
She would take in stray animals and had a thing for “pickling snakes”! She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed playing and watching basketball, shopping with Mae Cox, listening to gospel music and dearly loved music by Elvis!
She told her children about driving the family coal truck to take her driver’s test to get her license!
During the past four years of Bobbie’s illness, her children have diligently and lovingly cared for their mom until her last day. She was truly loved by her family.
Bobbie is survived by her children,
Greg and Reda
Gwen and David Johnson
Bobby David and Christi
Ron and Kim
Richey and Angie
Tony and Terri
Mike and Vanessa
Twenty-two Grandchildren, Neil, Tiffany, Johnny, Chet, Laci, Jonathan, Josh, Crystal, Little Bobby, Jessie, Klaresha, Tosha, Devon, Jill, Rick, Brooke, Brittney, Dale, Blake, Ray, Lee, Olivia;
Sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Joe Lockett of Oliver Springs;
Caregiver, Tuti Thomas;
Special friends, Doug and Carol Qualls, George and Linda Atkins;
And a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members and good friends.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, January 23, 2018 from 6-8:00 pm at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. Funeral Services will follow at 8 pm with Bro. David Johnson and Pastor Neil Crass (Grandson) officiating. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm in Keys Cemetery with Pastor Garvan Walls officiating.