Jonathan Lynn Crook

jonathan crook

October 17, 1979 ~ January 22, 2022

Born in: Charleston, SC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Jonathan Lynn Crook, 42, of 85 Panorama Drive, Asheville, died Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Mission Hospital.

Jonathan was born October 17, 1979, son of Dr. Lynn Crook and Elsie Westberry Crook of Asheville.

He was a 1997 graduate of Clyde A. Erwin High School and graduated from NC State University, Raleigh, with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Mechatronics. He was an Eagle Scout.

He is survived by his mother, Elsie Westberry Crook; four brothers, Kevin D. Crook (Deborah) and Philip A. Crook, both of Nashville, TN, Jimmy B. Crook (Edie) of Charleston, SC and Douglas W. Crook (Laura) of Tampa, FL; two sisters, Kathryn A. Crook and Martha C. Lail (Adam), both of Asheville, and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his father, Dr. Lynn Crook.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with burial to follow at Ashelawn Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Black Mountain Home for Children, 80 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711.


Funeral Service: January 26, 2022 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Visitation: January 26, 2022 1:00 pm - May 26, 2024 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806



Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 645-6915

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  1. So sorry to read of Jonathan’s passing. I have fond memories of him as a small child and Dr. Crooks stories about him. Praying for comfort for your family.

  2. We can see your smiling face Jonathan as you are being welcomed into HEAVEN. You were just a young boy when we moved to Asheville where our yards connected and our families became lifelong friends . It was such a joy and pleasure watching you grow into such a wonderful young man and taking care of your parents and the farm. All of us in the neighborhood will miss your GREEN THUMB and the beautiful garden of vegetables that you so generously shared with us. GOD will be so happy to have you in Heaven and helping to keep HIS flowers and gardens beautiful. We love you.
    Kathy and Sam Williams

  3. David and I remember Johnathan especially for the nice vegetables he shared with us from his garden.
    Johnathan would often stop and chat if David was working out in the yard.
    Our thoughts and prayers from Southport are with the Crook family as they walk this valley of grief

  4. I wish the family healing in this hard time, his niece speaks very warmly of him. My heart goes out to all of you.

  5. Praying for you all! Jonathan was one of the sweetest guys I knew in high school! I am so sorry for your loss!

  6. My heart aches for you Elsie and your family. I have so many favorite memories of Johnathan & Nicholas throughout school, science projects & their journey to become Eagle Scouts. These special years will always remain in my heart. My favorite picture is of Johnathan, Martha & Nicholas sitting on Santa’s knees. They always had so much fun & were so creative. Sending prayers & warm hugs as you travel this grief journey.

  7. Elsie, I was so very sorry and shocked to hear of Jonathan’s death. I enjoyed him when I used to cut his hair. I know he was so close to you and a lot of help. You are one of my special friends and I Love you so much. I am praying for you and your family. Let me know if you ever need to talk.

  8. Martha and Family, I can’t begin to imagine how much losing Jonathan means to you. His life and memories will forever be celebrated in the hearts of everyone who knew him, and those who his story is shared with. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

  9. Aunt Elsie, Martha, Douglas, Jim, Philip, Kevin, and Kathy – my heart aches for you and your families in this time of grief. The legacy we leave is the memories of others, and I take the time this morning to read the entries of those who remember Jonathan fondly. Sending much love to you all and I hope we can all be together again soon – Scotty

  10. Elsie& family, my love & prayers go out to your family. I talked to Jonathan on fb really
    Enjoyed talking with him. Godspeed.
    Marilyn Young

  11. My heart is with the family, Jonathan was a great friend to me in high school. He got me through a lot of classes and just made home room and my day so much more enjoyable. He helped me through some hard times after high school also. I will always remember him. May God grant you strength and love.

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