Burial services followed at Providence Cemetery.
Mr. Crone died August 19, 2014, in Lindale. He was born January 7, 1923, in Smith County to the late James and Eula Crone and was a resident of Mineola all his life.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Julie Crone; parents; five brothers and one sister.
Survivors include children, Eddie Crone, John Crone, Hulda Crone and Melissa Tilley, all of Mineola; Wayne Crone, Grand Saline, Rebecca Hall, Arp and Pat Crone, Tyler; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC, 28201-0001.