Clyde Crissman, age 84, of 206 Vine Avenue, Clifton Forge, Virginia passed Saturday, May 20, 2023, surrounded by family and loved ones at his residence.
Clyde retired from the Virginia Department of Transportation as a sign foreman in 1991. He worked as owner and operator of Crissman’s Supply, supplying sporting goods to Alleghany, Rockbridge, and neighboring counties, as well as being part-owner of the Mountaineer Top Hunting and Fishing in Covington, Virginia. He was a lifetime member of the Mountaineer Gun Club, serving as an officer and director of the club. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed serving the Lord, caring for his family, hunting and was a fan of the Green Bay Packers and the New York Yankees. Clyde was a faithful member and deacon of Clifton Forge Baptist Church for many years. Clyde will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by many.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Crissman and Margie Crawford Crissman, sister Brenda Sue Crissman, and infant son Gregory Crissman.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara Coffey Crissman of Clifton Forge; his children, Craig (Denise) Crissman of Buena Vista and Sheila (Ricky) Bates of Clifton Forge; grandchildren, Ashlee (Bud) Sizemore, Katlyn Benoit, Hayley Bates, and Carlee Bates; 6 great-grandchildren; and lifelong friend Linwood Coffey. The family would like to offer their sincere gratitude to the staff of Intrepid Hospice, especially to Alyssa Rexrode and Jeannie Thompson, who grew close to Clyde and the family over their years of care.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 26, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge with Reverend J. Glenn Linthicum. Following the service, the interment will take place at 1:00 p.m. in Timber Ridge A.R.P. in Lexington. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Nicely Funeral Home.
The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060 or to the American Parkinson Disease Association, P.O. Box 61420, Staten Island, NY 10306.
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