Crews, who helped found Crews & Garcia Inc. in 1961 with the late Andreas Garcia, began buying fruits and vegetables in North Carolina and selling them on the Tampa terminal market in the 1930s.
The two imported Cuban produce until the late 1950s.
Crews came into the office every day until about six months ago, said Louis Garcia III, salesman.
Crews is survived by his wife, Mary Jo; daughters Patsey Crews, Terry Crews and Gail Militello; and a stepdaughter and several grandchildren.
By Eastern Editor Doug Ohlemeier