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William "Butch" Edward Crisp

William "Butch" Edward Crisp age 71 of Calhoun passed away Thursday October 11, 2018 at his residence. A native of Loudon, and a resident of Calhoun for the past 26 years, he was the son the late George and Helen Thompson Crisp. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and  retired from Bowater Paper Company after 25 years of service. He was a member of Mableton Masonic Lodge #111  in Georgia. He was an old Ford enthusiast and loved to scuba dive. He referred to his wife as "The love of his life" and was a loving husband and father. He was preceded in death by one step daughter, Nikki Mae Holdaway.

Survivors include:

  • Wife of 21 years Patsy Jenkins Crisp of Calhoun.
  • Daughter, Ashley Elizabeth James of Kingston
  • Step daughter; Elaine and Allen Cox of Independence, Va
  • Grandchildren Zane Allen Cox, Eli Noah James, John Avery James,
  • Brother and sister -in-law; G.W.  and Nancy Crisp of Loudon

The funeral service will be 2:00 pm Monday October 15, 2018 in the chapel of Rein-Sturdivant Funeral Home in Independence, Va.

The family will receive friends from 1-2pm before the service.

The family will also receive friends Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 2-4pm at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens,TN.

Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/William-Crisp 

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home and Rein-Sturdivant Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements

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Patsy,I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I just found out today. John Boyd called, and mentioned his passing. I am so sorry I wasn't there. Bill was a wonderful friend, and I will miss him forever. If there is anything I can ever do, please let me know.

Jack Keith Oct 29 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Butch" Crisp

Ginger Robinson Shubert Oct 22 2018 12:00 AM

Praying for the family during this difficult time.

Linda Bowden Oct 15 2018 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with you today and in the days ahead.

Don & Janet Thompson Oct 13 2018 12:00 AM

A Traditional Funeral Basket was sent on October 12, 2018

Thoughts and Prayers. Much Love. Peggy, Travis, Michael and Jacinda Hall David and Loretta Wagner

Expression of Sympathy Oct 12 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on October 12, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Oct 12 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your lose. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and your family.

Barbara Hawk Hughes Oct 12 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry that Butch passed away, I knew him and his brother since we were kids, playing in a creek. So many memories, lots of good times just being kids. You and your family will be in our prayers. God always helps us get through hard times.

Marian Martin, & Ronnie Martin Loudon, Tn Oct 12 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Butch" Crisp

Barbara Bingham Shaffer Oct 12 2018 12:00 AM