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Marvin Crisp, 87, of Crown Point, Indiana, formerly of Rowan County, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2015 at his residence after an extended illness.
He was born on July 1, 1928 in Rowan County, Kentucky, a son of the late Epp and Julia Carter Crisp.
Mr. Crisp was retired from the Department of Defense in Washington, DC after 30 plus years of service.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Marvin spoke multiple languages, English, German, Spanish, French and Japanese.
Mr. Crisp obtained many degrees, having graduated from several different universities.
He loved playing music, especially the guitar and banjo.
Marvin was an avid history buff, particularly early American, as well as, the history of battles and conflicts throughout the world.
He loved studies of the Bible and also, the works of Josephus, Biblical historian.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his loving wife, Irene Dillon Crisp, two sons, Franklin (Beverly) Crisp of Thornburg, Virginia and Rudolph (Geraldine) Crisp of Fredericksburg, Virginia, step-daughter, Belinda Mick of Portage, Indiana, three step-sons, Jerry Reeves of Alexandria, Virginia, Steve Reeves of Hammond, Indiana and Jeff Reeves of Crown Point, Indiana and numerous extended family members and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 24, 2015 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home with Brother Charles Moore officiating.
Burial will follow in the Crix Cemetery.
Full military honors will be conducted at the graveside by Corbie Ellington American Legion Post No. 126.
Visitation is after 6:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.
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