17 August 1912 - 21 March 1957
Denver Crumpler is the finest tenor that I've ever heard. His love for Heavenly Father is apparent in everything that he sings. He is the Statesmen that I most relate to. He was a diabetic as my husband David is. He died an untimely death at the age of 44 due to diabetic complications which were originally misdiagnosed as a heart attack. He left behind a wife and children who still needed him very much.
While I never had the opportunity to meet Mr. Crumpler in person, he died a little more than eight years before I was born, I grieve such a tragic loss. He was the epitome of Southern gospel music.
This video spotlights the wonderful tenor voice of Denver. It is on the YouTube Channel belonging to his son Bobby Crumpler.
I'll Tell It
And this one, Heavenly Love, this one has to be my most favorite song to watch Denver sing. As he raises his voice, his face seems all aglow with love for our Heavenly Father. I can see how much he feels what he is singing. His heart is in this. It isn't just a job to him. It gives me chills. It is just beautiful!
(Just after the Premium Saltine Cracker commercial.)
Please be sure to visit his son Bobby's YouTube channel as well as the website that he has set up in honor and memory of his father: Gospel Hall of Fame Tenor Denver Crumpler
Find a Grave
Wikipedia: The Statesmen Quartet