Michael Alan Crum

July 11, 2021

CHARLOTTE – Michael Alan Crum, 39, of Charlotte, died unexpectedly on July 11, 2021. Michael was the son of Alan Crum (Glenda) of Wesley Chapel, NC and mother, Tammy Thacker of Rock Hill, SC. He is survived by his brother, Kevin Crum and his grandmother, Sarah Short, both of Tega Cay, SC and a half-brother, Lee Thacker.

Michael grew up in Charlotte and graduated from South Mecklenburg High School. He held various jobs over the past twenty years while struggling with addictions. Most recently he was working for FedEx.

A memorial gathering will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Kenneth Poe Services.

Memorials may be sent to Oxford House of North Carolina

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Holly Anderson Storey

    Mike I miss you more and more everyday. I love you and I always will. I can’t help but wonder if I was able to come that Saturday that maybe this wouldn’t have happened. All you wanted was me. And I couldn’t make it that day. The irony that it officially happened on my dads bday, which is a day I grieve on every year since he has passed, floors me. I’m sure I will continue to do so even more now bc of you. I know you loved me and that it was a genuine deep love. Your family knew of me and we were supposed to meet all of them. Your dad has talked w me a few times and he has told me how much you loved me and that you were ready to be straight settle down and get married. You talked several times about moving closer to me, and I wish you had. And don’t think I didn’t realize what you were doing that night at dinner while you were holding both of my hands and looking at my rings and trying the one on that fit my left ring finger. You thought you were slick didn’t you lol. my answer would have been yes by the way . That brings me happy tears. Hopefully you got to meet my parents and other family members up there. I know you are in heaven. I know you will always be watching over me. I hope that you RIP my love, and you deserve to. You had to battle the addiction for so long and I was hoping that your love for me would be strong enough to help you defeat it once and for all. You have one of the biggest hearts of anyone that I know. You loved the lord. We would have all kinds of theological discussions. I miss you so much it hurts so bad. We would talk about things we wanted to do and places we wanted to see. You wanted to be able to get your passport so that you could go w me anywhere I had to go. You brought so much love and joy to my life. You never realized how much love and joy and happiness you brought people. I hope I was able to bring just as much if not more into your life. I will forever love you and we will be together again one day.

  • Randy Mazur

    Alan and Family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family and friends at Dell EMC are thinking of you and praying for you and your family.
    Randy Mazur

  • Lynn S. Cook

    Our family’s love goes out to you all. A young man that I remember as a fun loving kid, joking with his grandma. Our young people are being taken too soon and leave us with our memories. Keep his sweet memories and I pray that those memories will comfort you all. Love and prayers, from our family to yours.
    Rick and Lynn Cook
    Christian and Adam

  • Libby and Danny Watts

    Our deepest condolences to all the loved ones of Michael Crum. Especially his Mother, Father and Grandmother (my Aunt Sarah) and other two brothers and his Uncle Terry Short. I know Michael had problems, but his life had changed drastically as he went through rehab, gotten clean, and we are so sorry he relapsed, and pray his relapse and death changes the life of other current addicts and friends. Drugs are not the answer, they are the problem! I am proud he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour. I know Michael loved the mountains and being with his family and loved ones. We will see him again, as long as you are a true Christian and follow God's word. Rest in peace, Michael. We love you!

  • Chris Fielding

    Alan and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers go out to you and yours during this heart felt time of bereavement.

  • Kevin Tremblay

    My heart aches for the family, parents especially. Family and friends are in my prayers and I hold the promise that Michael is breaking bread in heaven from now on.

  • Brandy Blackmon

    Mike, the pain of losing you is unbearable. I’m going to miss your phone calls just to check on me and make sure I was ok. You will ALWAYS have a place in my heart. You will NEVER be forgotten. I hope you know just how much I loved you. Until we meet again though you and my daddy take care of each of other. Love always, Brandy

  • Thomas Moore

    Alan and family,
    It saddens me to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers during this time.

    Sincerely, Tommy

  • Sarah Short

    Michael.....I've loved you from the morning you were born 39 years ago with all my heart. Your Mother Tammy, brothers
    Kevin and Lee, Uncle Terry and Mindy have as well. The fun we had as alll of you were growing up! You were always
    such a joy - you lit up the room, so loving and caring. We will miss you forever , my dear grandson, and look forward to
    seeing you in Heaven. Say "hello" to Papaw Short for me!