Mr. James Allen Crump Sr., 74, of Hazlehurst, passed away Nov. 3 at Community Hospice in Vidalia.
Born in Blackshear March 19, 1948, he had lived in Hazlehurst most of his adult life. He was a 1966 graduate of Blackshear High School and went on to further his education at Georgia Southern College receiving a Bachelor’s in Education in 1971 followed by a Master’s of Education and Education Specialist degree. He taught at Jeff Davis High School for 35 years, retiring in 2005. Mr. Crump enjoyed woodworking and hunting. A true problem solver, he could fix anything – even over the telephone and with or without duct tape! Being very technically inclined, he enjoyed working on all sorts of things. He was a co-chairman of the Statistical Analysts Club and looked forward to their weekly meetings. Mr. Crump was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Hazlehurst and will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and papa.
He was a son of the late Arvie Jay and Stella Mae Lowman Crump. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Daisy Sheral Todd Crump; and brother, Kenneth “Kenny” Crump.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Patia and Ben Rountree of Statesboro; son and daughter-in-law, James Allen (Ashley) Crump Jr. of Vidalia; sister, Helen Crump Brantley of Jacksonville; brother, Parnell (Betty) Crump of St. Marys; granddaughters, Reagan McDonald, Ella Faith Rountree, Johnna Rountree, Kendyl Crump, and Jessa Crump; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Services were held Nov. 6 at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment was in Bristol Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Statistical Analysts Club.
Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Methodist, 209 Church St., Vidalia, GA 30474 or to Coastal Plains Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp Scholarship, PO Box 2603, Statesboro, GA 30459.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge.