Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Fred L. Crisp, Sr. and Hessie Rachael Grant Crisp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Hazel Hylton, Marie Smith, Joyce Stiwinter; brothers, Troy Crisp, Sr. and Doug Crisp. Junior owned and operated Crisp’s Junkyard; he attended Burningtown Church of God; loved antique cars; spending time with family and friends and he loved his dog, “Joy.” But most of all Junior loved being with his darling sweetheart, Leoma.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Leoma Bates Crisp; five children, Gary Crisp and Becky, Fred L. Crisp, III and Shelly, Kathy Peek and Terry, Sandy Beasley and Al, and Christie Cabe and Randy, all of Franklin; three sisters, Blanche Younce, Gladys Gibson and Shirley Hodgins, all of Franklin; brother, Gene Crisp of Franklin; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 30, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Rev. Don Bates and Rev. Gene Moore officiated.
The family received friends from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, May 29, at Macon Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Fred Squirrel, Jamie McCall, Darren Holland, Chad Pilkerton, Jack Hodgins and Steve Jones. Honorary Pallbearers were Charlie Burch, Ronnie Holland and Willie Bates.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to CareNet, 130 Bidwell Street, Franklin, NC 28734.
Online condolences can be made at maconfuneralhome.com.