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Subject: Charles F. CRUMPTON
Date: 14 Apr 2005 19:59:51 -0600

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CRUMPTON, Charles F.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son so that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life". John 3:16. Charles F. Crumpton, believing this with his whole heart and soul, now resides with Jesus Christ and has seen the face of God. Charles left this earth after a short illness surrounded by the love of his family who were at his side. Leaving to cherish his memories are his best friend, wife and love of his life for 57 years, Barbara L. Crumpton. Karen C. Feole of Wyoming, MI, Cindy (Robert) Kennell of Grandville, MI, Connie (Chris) Armijo of Grand Rapids, MI, and Janet (Paul) Erlandson of Byron Center, MI, are proud to have been his daughters and have also lost a part of their hearts. Granddaughter Sara Gainey and Grandson Jimmy Gainey were also at his bedside. Charles was born to Claude J. and Joy Belle Crumpton in Battle Creek, Michigan, who have preceded him, where he grew up and graduated from Lakeview High School. He joined!
the U.S. Navy in World War II and graduated from Michigan State University after serving his country. Charles and his brother Edward owned and operated NAPA Auto Parts stores in Battle Creek starting with one store on Kendall Ave. Charles worked to expand the stores to other locations in Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Portage, Hastings and Three Rivers. He was a former member of St. Paul's Lutheran church in Battle Creek. His primary residence was in Traverse City, MI after retirement where snowmobiling, water skiing, boating, and golfing kept him busy with his wife Barbara and where he was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. His love of golf led to a 2nd home in Hilton Head, South Carolina where he enjoyed the beauty of God's handiwork and was an Associate Member of Island Lutheran Church. Charles, Charlie or Chuck will be remembered by all who knew him for his love of God and family, hard work ethic, wonderful sense of humor and a smile that could light up a room. Chuck j!
ust loved to laugh! These are gifts that he passed on to his daughters
who are so proud he was their father on earth. Private services have been held and Charles' earthly remains now rest at the National Cemetery at Ft. Custer in Battle Creek, Michigan. Cards of condolence may be sent to Barbara c/o of Cook Funeral Home, 4235 Prairie SW Grandville, MI 49418 or emailed to www.cookfuneralhome.com. Contributions in Chuck's memory may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Battle Creek, MI or the Hilton Head Humane Assoc., PO Box 21790, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925 or the Hilton Head Island Deep Well Project, PO Box 5543, Hilton Head, SC 29938. "And Jesus replied, Today you will be with me in Paradise. This is a solemn promise." Luke 23:43.
Published in the Kalamazoo Gazette from 4/14/2005 - 4/15/2005. (posted by a volunteer-no family connection)

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