Watkinsville Garden Club
Dr. Clifton "Clif" Crews
Adapted from his obituary
Born in Lake Wales, FL, Clif was a son of the late Clifton Elton, Sr. and Norma Davis Crews. He grew up in south central Florida while his father created a citrus empire which later included cattle ranching.
Dr. Crews received a Bachelor of Science in plant sciences, a Master of Science in physiology, PhDs in physiology and psychology, and a Masters of Divinity. He was commissioned into the Army in 1968 and was later active as an Officer/Army Aviator and in the reserves from 1970 to 1982. Clif maintained his Florida contractor license to facilitate his many building projects. He was an avid UGA fan and member of the Watkinsville Garden Club. His passions included UGA football, hunting, fishing, motorcycles, and cars.
Clif attended Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in New York and later The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta Culinary Arts School and became a passionate gourmet cook. He completed his Master of Divinity in 1997 was active in the ministry including hospice care, Kairos Prison Ministry, and Walk to Emmaus. He was an Associate Pastor for Inreach/Pastoral Care at Holy Cross Anglican Church, Loganville, and the founder of Holy Spirit Anglican Church, Watkinsville. Clif was the Georgia State Chairman for The Outdoor Dream Foundation and led many hunting adventures for terminally ill children on the Crews family ranch in Avon Park, FL.
In 2003, Clif married Gloria A. Goodwin Sternitzky, who has been the president of the Watkinsville Garden Club since 2015.
Dr. Clifton "Clif" Elton Crews, Jr. 74, of Watkinsville, died January 9, 2019.