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Wayne W. Crisp

February 26, 1950 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Wayne Crisp Obituary

Wayne W. Crisp age 73 peacefully passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2024.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Donna Jean Crisp; children Robert E. Dutton (Carolyn), Karen D. Hunt (Darrell), Jerri S. Harman (David), Wendy K. Bell (Steve) and Scott Taylor.

He has 8 grandsons; Robert K Dutton, Daniel Dutton, Damian Hunt, Nicholas Hunt, Kaleb Williams, AJ Hannah, Donnie Bell, and Dustin Bell; 8 great grandsons and 9 great granddaughters who lovingly referred to him as Poppy and Grandpa.

Siblings, Pam Roberts, Mavis Foster, Richard Crisp, Don Crisp and Roger Crisp. Along with many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents Carmel and Daffonee Crisp and his bonus son Al Swanson.

Wayne was born February 26 , 1950 in Spartanburg, SC. He served two tours in the Vietnam War beginning June 4, 1969, and was honorably discharged November 22, 1971. On May 24, 1980, he married the love of his life, Donna, and together they built a home in Northwest Indiana. Wayne was a very proud truck driver for 23 years he received the safety award for 1 million miles safely driven. He was happiest spending time with his grandkids riding the golf cart, spending time on the back porch, taking trips and just being a wonderful Poppy and Grandpa. You would never see Wayne without a Coke in his hand although he did change to Coke Zero after being nagged about his sugars. His favorite pastime was lovingly pushing his family’s buttons.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 19, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Griffith Church of God, 630 N Jay Ave, Griffith IN. Service immediately to follow, Pastor Stephen Sluder officiating.

Memorials may be given, or if sending flowers they can be delivered to Griffith Church of God on Friday, January 19 after 2 pm.

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Celebration of Life Gathering
January 19, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Griffith Church of God
630 N Jay Street
Griffith, IN 46319

Funeral Service
January 19, 2024

7:00 PM
Griffith Church of God
630 N Jay Street
Griffith, IN 46319


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