Mr. James Allen Crump, Sr., 74, of Hazlehurst, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Community Hospice in Vidalia.
Born in Blackshear, GA on 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 & 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 & Stella Mae Lowman Crump. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Daisy Sheral Todd Crump; and a brother, Kenneth “Kenny” Crump.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Patia & Ben Rountree of Statesboro; his son and daughter-in-law, James Allen (Ashley) Crump, Jr. of Vidalia; his sister, Helen Crump Brantley of Jacksonville; his brother, Parnell (Betty) Crump of St. Marys; 5 granddaughters, Reagan McDonald, Ella Faith Rountree, Johnna Rountree, Kendyl Crump, and Jessa Crump; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Crump will be held Sunday afternoon, November 6, 2022, at 3:00 o’clock at the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Interment will be in the Bristol Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel one hour prior to the service.
The family kindly requests members of the Statistical Analysts Club to serve as honorary pallbearers. Please meet at the funeral home by 2:30 Sunday afternoon.
Memorials may be made to Cornerstone Methodist, 209 Church St., Vidalia, GA 30474 or to the Coastal Plaines 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 is in charge of arrangements.