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Orin Crisp

July 10, 1922 — November 21, 2021

Marion, North Carolina

Orin Crisp, age 99, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the Hospice Center of the Charles George VA Medical Center.


He was born in Clay County on July 10, 1922 to the late Julius Goldman Crisp and Delia Calhoun Crisp.

Orin believed in hard work. He worked for many years as a logger. He enjoyed coon hunting and visiting the beach. Orin loved his children and being around them. He was wholly devoted to his late wife of 74 years, Vera Mae Smith Crisp, who he met at a church homecoming in South Carolina. They were truly inseparable. Orin was well known and had many friends throughout North and South Carolina. Orin was a World War II veteran having served in the United States Navy.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by five siblings, Lonnie Crisp, Vincent Crisp, Cora Cable, Birdie Hunter, and Donnie Carver; and survived by one sibling, Dorothy Crisp.

He is survived by seven children, Linda Burnette (Ralph), Arnold Crisp (Dottie), Gary Crisp, Gail Bryson, Marsha Clontz (David), Doug Crisp (Rhonda), and Lorraine Kluttz (Tony); 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren.

A private funeral service will be held for the family in the Chapel of Beam Funeral Service.

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