Thomas James (Tom) Crumet

Thomas James (Tom) Crumet, 73, of Lawrence, KS, died June 17, 2020. Graveside service will be 10 a.m., Monday, June 22, 2020, at Underwood Cemetery in Jefferson County. Tom was born January 9, 1947 in Lawrence, the son of Leroy Jonathan Crumet and Eileen Crumet.

Tom graduated from Lawrence High School in 1965. He worked for Dr. Pepper for 5- years, among other jobs, and retired in 2009 after 26-years as a Master Mechanic at Cutler Repaving.
After retiring, Tom enjoyed woodworking, his extensive model train layouts, fishing, chair-sharing with his much-loved Chihuahuas, and regular neighborhood gatherings with good friends.
He married Gloria McKnight in 1973 in South Dakota. They had two sons, Jonathan and James. They later divorced. Tom and Judy Simpson were married in 1993 in Lawrence, KS. They enjoyed home remodeling projects, gardening, travelling and their shared love of their many dogs. Judy survives of the home.

Other survivors include sons Jonathan L. Crumet and wife Lennette, Lecompton, KS, and James (Jim) T. Crumet, Lawrence, KS; “favorite” stepdaughter Cheryl Tyler-Whitworth and husband Steve of Brunswick, Maine; stepsons Jack Tyler and wife Lisa of Lawrence, Jeff Simpson and wife Staci of Baldwin, KS; sister-in-law-Barbara Crumet of Tonganoxie, KS; eleven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Leroy (Butch) Crumet, and an infant sister, Anna Crumet.

Many thanks to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, especially Chris for being our rock over the past months. Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurses in Tom’s name, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Belle Martin...

Prayers for his family . Its been years since I’ve talk to tom but he was friends with my husband . Rest in peace Tom

From Linda Nelsen-Stone...

Tom Buddy, I cant believe you have passed over the rainbow bridge. You were such a great person and friend to Mom n Dad. I know your all up there having a hi old time with them again. I can just hear all he laughter from here. May you Rest In Peace. May you have a great reunion with Kate n Larry. We all love you,

From Bob Phillips...

I worked with Tom at Cutler Repaving for many years, and became good friends, I will miss him. All my condolences to his family.

From John Rathbun...

My condolences to Judy & Tom’s sons and the rest of his family on his passing this week. Tom was a mechanical jack of all trades when it came to fixing and keeping Cutler’s equipment running. He was hard working and industrious and will be missed not only by his immediate family but also by his entire Cutler family. Job well done, Tom. Rest In Peace my friend.

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