Charles Larry Crisp, Sr., age 79, of Strong, AR passed from this life January 17, 2023. Charles was born May 25, 1943 in Buckner, AR to the late Tillman and Birdie Crisp.
Charles was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Magnolia, AR. He loved hunting and fishing, especially with his grandkids. Whether at home or at work Charles had a wealth of knowledge that he was more than willing to share with others. Charles’s favorite pastime was singing Karaoke and being the life of the party. He enjoyed cooking and baking. Charles had a forty-four year career with Milam Construction where he served as a General Superintendent, and was known affectionately as “Big Charles”. You could often find Charles riding the tractor in the yard and doing dirt work. He looked forward to Thanksgiving when all of the family would get together; he loved spending time with his kids and grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of forty-four years Nadine Poole Crisp; three step children Kenny West, Stanley West, and Lisa West; and one step granddaughter.
Those left to cherish his memory include: three children Larry Crisp and his wife Sue, Jimmy Ray Crisp, and Anita Otwell and her husband Johnny; four grandchildren Ryan Crisp, Sean Crisp and his wife Camryn, Lane Wood and his wife Megan, and Kaylee Otwell; five step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild Tatum Wood; seven step-great-grandchildren; one brother James Crisp; as well as a host of extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Perry’s Funeral Chapel in El Dorado, AR, followed by interment at Poole Cemetery in Strong, AR. A time of visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm Friday, January 20, 2023 at the funeral home.