The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


June 5, 2013

Obituaries - Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Dewey Thomas  ‘Tommy’ Cromer Jr.

Dewey Thomas “Tommy” Cromer Jr., of Beckley, took his Heavenly flight on Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital.

Born on October 26, 1944 at Iroquois, W.Va., he was the son of the late Dewey Thomas Cromer Sr. and Virgie Altizer- Cromer.

Survivors include his wife Donna Atwood- Cromer, sons, Jeffrey Cromer of Coal City, Matthew Cromer and Aaron Cromer of Beckley, his dog Levi, and three cats, Coal, Miss Puskins, Mathers, and friend Tim Davis of Coal City.

Tommy was a disabled coal miner, spending most of his working years at Slab Fork Coal Company, Number 10, Tams, WV. He also worked for Ven Black, and Austin Black in Tams, WV.

Tommy is also survived by four brothers,  Mickey Cromer of Crab Orchard, Ricky Cromer and his wife Gwen of Canada, Danny Cromer and his companion Margaret of Draper, Virginia, and  Alan Cromer and his wife Shirley of Crab Orchard; three sisters, Charlene Miller and her husband Lee of New Mexico, Connie Brown and her husband Herbert of Sophia, and Lou Ann Branham and husband George of Pulaski, Virginia; 31 nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three half sisters, and two half brothers.

Tommy was a  member of the Coal City Freewill Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed by family, church family, and by an abundance of friends.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to our church family, for their prayers, kind words, and for all that they have done. Also thanks to the ICU/CCU Nurses and Staff, and 4th Floor Nurses and Staff at the Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, and his doctors.

He loved the nurses and staff, as they loved him, and took exceptional loving care for him.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Rose and Quesenberry Peace Chapel in Beckley on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 1 p.m.  with Pastor Charlie Brown officiating. Entombment will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at Prosperity, WV.

Friends may visit with the family from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Men of the Coal City Freewill Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.

Private online condolences, floral tributes, and other expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via our guestbook at

Arrangements are by Rose and Quesenberry Funeral Home, 1901 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.

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