Charles E. Crim, 79, of Lebanon, Tenn., died Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. Mr. Crim was born Oct. 21, 1932, in Fort Scott, Kan., and settled in Lebanon, Tenn.
He served as a C-119 and C-47 pilot for the U.S. Air Force and piloted 727, 737, and DC-9 aircraft for U.S. Airlines for 26 years.
Mr. Crim was a member of the Mt. Juliet Fishing Club and loved to travel with his wife.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Merle Crim, as well as one brother and three sisters.
He is survived by:
Wife -- Shirley Crim of Lebanon, Tenn.;
Sons -- Charles (Terri) Crim of Wasilla, Alaska, andLarry Crim of Manassas, Va., John Crim of Whiteville, Tenn., Ron (Lisa) McCarver of Gallatin, Tenn., and John (Heather) O'Bryan, Lebanon, Tenn.;
Daughters -- Melinda (Randy) Brooks of Westmoreland, Tenn., and Sandra (Terry) Meaks of Gordonsville, Tenn.;
Brother -- Edward (Florence) Crim of Morton, Wash.;
19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and
Special friends -- Brent Goddard, Jimmy Lindsey, Robert Brogdon, Ronnie Russell, Dwight Belew and David Green.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at Bond Memorial Chapel with military honors conducted by the U.S. Air Force.
Flowers are accepted, or memorials may be made in Mr. Crim's name to The American Lung Association of Tennessee, One Vintage Way, Suite D220, Nashville, Tenn., 37228.
Visitation with the family will be 4 p.m. to 7p.m. Thursday just prior to the service at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, Tenn. (615) 773-2663. www.bondmemorial.com.