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“To the entire Crisp family, our deepest condolences for the loss of a wonderful husband and father. It isn't easy to lose a parent. I will do a...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Becky Melton Craig - Huntington, WV

“Mr. Crisp was my science teacher at Trigg County High in 1957. I would guess that he was fresh out of college. He encouraged me in my love of science...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Wayne Hunter - Marietta, GA

“Deepest Sympathy.. Gary and Freda Igleheart ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: gary igleheart - owensboro, KY

“Mrs. Crisp, Helen, & family, I am so sorry or your loss. May your memories bring you comfort in this dificult time. God Bless. ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Vickie Harder Thomas - Owensboro, KY

“Martha, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Crisp. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. Jeanie Wahl First...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Jeanie Wahl - Owensboro, KY

“Mr. Crisp was marvelous teacher. I knew that he cared about me because he found ways to engage every person in his class. A wonderful sense of...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Wayne Nation - Rochester, MN

“Martha, Helen Grace, Kathy, Jimmy, and John-- My prayers are with you that you will know the comfort that only God can provide and the Peace of...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Jayne Crisp - Paducah, KY

“Having taken James' (always "Mr. Crisp" ) Mythology course at DCHS (class of 1972), not a day passes without recognizing ancient myths in one form...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Chester Ward - Owensboro, KY

“Rest in peace Mr. Crisp. You always welcomed me into your home as a friend of Kathy's and I always admired your dedication as an educator. I...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Marty McCue - Stafford, VA

“To the Crisp Family: Our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Mr. Crisp taught us more than just the subject of the class. We have...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Jason and Sandy Roberts - KY

“I think I know Mr.Crisp's wife.If I am writing to a different Martha Crisp than the one I remember then I ask this family to forgive my error.My Mrs...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Karen G. Crowe - Paducah, KY

“Martha and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's death. You are all certainly in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Helen Heltsley ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Helen Heltsley - Hopkinsville, KY

“Our tboughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Welborn Floral Co - Owensboro, KY

“For me, Mr Crisp was the teacher who you never forgot and inspired you as a student. My love for reading came from him. My prayers are with all of...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: GAIL WEAKLEY GOETZ - KY

“Dear Crisp Family: I taught a few years at DCHS where Mr. Crisp taught many years. He truly new his subject and was such a gentleman. Our...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Ewing and Jean Rascoe - Owensboro, KY

“Mr. Crisp was an inspiration as a teacher and friend. I will never forget him. He truly made a difference in my life. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Shelly Sturgis Olson - KY

“I was a student of Mr. Crisp in the 8th grade and again in the 11th grade. There was never another teacher that had such an impact on my life as he...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Linda (Fulton) Taylor - FL

“When I began teaching at DCHS in 1969, Jim took my under his wing and became a mentor and a friend. He loved his subject and his students equally...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Melanie Fowler - Chattanooga, TN

“Dear Martha and family, I am sorry for your loss. Please know you will be in my prayers and thoughts.May God grant you comfort and peace. Mary Ann...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: mary ann thompson - OWENSBORO, KY

“Helen, Kathy & Family, Helen & Kathy, I want you to know how sorry I am for the loss of your father. The Crisp family will be in my thoughts and...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Kim Cecil - Owensboro, KY


James W. Crisp, 75 of Owensboro, passed away August 24, 2011 at his residence. He was born November 20, 1935 in Trigg County, Kentucky to the late Robert Woodrow Crisp and Mary Grace Wilson Crisp. He was an Army Veteran and was retired from the Daviess County Board of Education. He was head of the English department at Daviess County High School where he taught English, Humanities, Mythology, and Telecommunications. He was the coach of the first academic team at Daviess County High School. He received the first KET award for outstanding use of TV in the classroom. Mr. Crisp took pride in his former students who went on to make a difference in the community. Surviving is his wife of 50 years, Martha Whittaker Crisp, two sons, James W. Crisp, Jr. of Lexington, KY, John Wilson Crisp of Owensboro, two daughters Helen Grace Hardy and Kathy (Doug) Lanz both of Owensboro, six grandchildren, Stephen, Matthew and Elizabeth Hardy, and Philip, Mary Kate and Andrew Lanz. He is also survived by a brother, Ron (Sharon) Crisp of Clarksville, TN and a sister, Jackie Perry of Hopkinsville, KY There will be a private entombment. A celebration of life will be held at St. Stephen Cathedral, 610 Locust Street (Undercroft) at 6:30 pm Saturday, August 27, 2011. Haley-McGinnis & Owensboro Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Because of his love of education, in lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Mt. St. Joseph Sisters, Office of Mission Advancement, Mt. St. Joseph, 8001 Cummings Road, Maple Mt., KY 42356. Online condolences may be made at www.haleymcginnis.com.

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