Gene Crump, 87

 Gene Crump, 87, of Wabash, died at 9:16 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at his daughter's home in Akron. 

He was born on July 16, 1934, in Bethel, Ky., to Taylor and Bessie (Barber) Crump.

Gene married Anna May Bird in 1952; she died Aug. 10, 1979; He was a retired self-employed carpenter. Gene enjoyed gambling, traveling, hunting, and fishing.

He is survived by two children, Larry Crump of Wabash, and Judy (Gerald) Bailey of Akron; eight grandchildren, Shane Crump of Wabash, Melissa Crump of Lafayette, Ryan Crump and Chris  Crump, both of Wabash, Alishia Crump of Greenfield, Gary Bailey and Jessica Bailey, both of Akron, and Christie (Chris) Heckman of Cincinnati, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Ewel Crump of Salt Lick, Ky., Hazel Purvis of Mount Sterling, Ky., Lena (Dick) Haley of Andrews, and Robert Crump of Sharpsburg, Ky. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents, daughter Linda Carpenter, grandson Jamie Rife, two sisters and a brother.

Visitation and services were  Saturday, Sept. 4, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Luther Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. 

The memorial guest book for Gene may be signed at

Posted on 2021 Sep 07