Dr. Tommy Crunk, Longtime Springfield Doctor, Dies, He Was 72

Dr. Tommy Crunk, Longtime Springfield Doctor, Dies, He Was 72

Dr. Tommy Crunk, Longtime Springfield Doctor, Dies, He Was 72

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The community is mourning the passing of well-known Springfield physician Dr. Tommy Crunk this week; he was 72.

Dr. Tommy Hamblen Crunk died on March 12, 2024, surrounded by family. Dr. Crunk practiced medicine for 42 years in Springfield, Tennessee at NorthCrest Hospital where he served as Chief of Staff and on the Board of Trustees for many years.

Dr. Crunk was born on September 22, 1951, to Forrest and Barbara Crunk of Portland, Tennessee. He was a graduate of Portland High School in 1969, the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 1973 and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1976. According to his online digital tribute, the passion Dr. Crunk had for medicine, his faith, and his love for his patients was obvious from the moment you met him.

Dr. Crunk had a wide range of interests and was known for his amazing Toyland Christmas decorations and Nativity Scenes displayed in Springfield and at First Baptist Church Hendersonville. He loved hosting grand parties at his well-appointed Springfield home.

“Dr. Crunk was a staple in this community for decades. Not only with his dedication to treating those in need, but his desire to grow the legacy of NorthCrest Medical Center,” said TriStar NorthCrest CEO Sean Patterson. “He was one of the providers who advocated for the funding of the construction of the very hospital we treat patients in today. Sometimes it may be a cliche to say it, -but we would literally not be here if not for him. He will always be remembered here for his support for our facility. Thank you, Dr. Crunk.”

“He was a once-in-a-generation primary care doctor,” said Ascension Saint Thomas Urgent Care Dr Matt Browning. “He cared for his patients as if they were part of his family and often told his patients that he loved them. He was also a well-respected leader of the hospital’s medical staff. His passing leaves a large void in our community.”

Dr. Crunk is survived by his wife, Susan, and his daughters Jennifer (Ross) Wetzel and Dr. Elizabeth Crunk.

Visitation for Dr. Crunk will be held on April 3, from 3:00-6:00 pm at Hendersonville Memory Gardens, 353 E. Main St, Hendersonville, Tennessee and on April 4, from 12:00- 2:00 pm in the Worship Center of Hendersonville First Baptist Church, 106 Bluegrass Commons Blvd, Hendersonville, followed by the Celebration of Life Service at 2:00 pm.

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Dr. Crunk’s full obituary can be found HERE

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