Richard Elmo Crumpton
Richard Elmo Crumpton
  • September 22, 1926 - July 5, 2017
  • Tampa, Florida

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Richard Elmo Crumpton, 90 passed away peacefully on July 5th, 2017. Born on September 22, 1926 to Leslie Earl and Elsie Mae (Kennedy). He was a lifelong resident of Tampa, graduated from Plant High School before serving in the US Navy. He was employed and retired from Tampa Electric Company after 36 years.

He was a faithful member of the Valrico Church of Christ.

Richard enjoyed anything and everything about NASCAR and he himself raced at small town tracks around the states with his brother.

Richard married Ornell McGee on February 2, 1951 and was a very loving and caring husband until her passing in 2006.

Together they had 9 children, Audrey, Mark, Richard Jr, Leslie (Michael), Dawn, Dan, David, John and Heather (Linda). He is also survived by his brother, Dwight Crumpton (Freddie). He worked hard to provide for his family and although he was the "enforcer" of the family, he loved and protected his children to the very end. He also accepted dozens of foster children into his home and loved them as his own.

Richard was one of the most loving and respectable men one would want to know. He was blessed with 3 grandsons, Eric (Tanya), Matthew and Michael. 2 granddaughters, Malissa and Chrissy. 4 great-granddaughters and 2 great-grandsons.

Richard lived a long life full of love and for his family and will be sorely missed and forever loved. In lieu of flowers please consider sending a donation to either the Ronald MacDonald House 35 Columbia Dr. Tampa, FL 33606 or Melech House 11125 N 52nd St Tampa, FL 33617