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Celebrating the life of
John Walker Crisp
March 17, 1940 - July 09, 2018
Devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather. Avid outdoorsman and country's hero.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Family Will Receive Friends
  • 5:00pm until 7:00pm - Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Private Graveside Service
  • Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 300 Greenwich Rd. (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Judy, May you find kindness to warm you, sympathy to comfort you , and cherished memories to bring peace to your heart.

LLoyd and Ann Hodges , Savannah , GA

Great memories of working with SA Crisp in the FBI Savannah Office. Prayers to his family in their loss.

Carole and Mark Campbell, Fairfax, Va

Though each member of our very large practice did not have the opportunity to know John personally, we have been blessed to have the acquaintance, friendship, and camaraderie of his gem of a daughter, Dr. Susan Crisp Valenti, for numerous years. If her poise and grace as a consummate professional is any testament to her rearing, we know he was a good man in the literal sense. Our hearts go out to the entire Crisp family at this difficult time. We pray blessings on each of you and that the fondest of memories of your decorated patriarch will live on in your hearts. Love from me and the team entire...

Xavier Pearson - Greenville Ear, Nose & Throat, Greenville, SC

Dear Judy, I am so sorry to hear this about John. I will pass this on to Katie, as well. My prayer for you and your family is that your Faith and your many happy memories will comfort and sustain you forever. Sending you love and sympathy??.

Jan Crawford, Va. Beach, Va.

So very sorry for your loss, prayers for your family.

Deborah Alldredge, Pooler, Ga

Judy, I'm so sorry for your loss. We can never get ready for these painful times in our lives.

Barbara Gentry, Bloomingdale, GA

During this difficult time, it is impossible for me to express my feelings about the loss of a good friend and the best neighbor, ever. I will treasure all the happy memories of John and will keep the Crisp Family in my thoughts and prayers.

Connie Wingard, Savannah, GA

Having only known John for less than a year, It was a pleasure spending the few times that I had spent with him at the bilge club. The last time was on the 8th of July when my son and I had the opportunity to see him for the last time. I will miss seeing him in my future trips to Savannah. May God take good care of him in the future.

Randolph H. Kulp I, Hampton, Va.

John Walker Crisp passed away at home on July 9, 2018. He was born in New York City on March 17, 1940 to the late George Bennett Crisp of Falkland, North Carolina and Rachel Almeda Walker Crisp of Arlington, Georgia. He grew up in Harlingen, Texas and Atlanta. He graduated from the Georgia Military Academy in 1958 and The Citadel in 1962. Upon graduating from The Citadel, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army. He spent two years with the Third Armored Cavalry in Kaiserslautern, Germany. In December 1964, after completion of his military service, he joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent where he worked assignments in Texas, Ohio and Georgia. He retired from the FBI in December 1992 after 28 years of service. Upon retirement he established Crisp & Associates, a private investigation agency which is still active.

John was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a firearms instructor for the Bureau and an award winning competitive marksman. He ran and trained dogs for pointing field trials in Ohio, where his German Shorthaired Pointer won a National Championship. A voracious reader, he was a student of history, especially of world history. He was a former member of the Forest City Gun Club, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, the Tybee Light Sail and Power Squadron and the Savannah Sport Fishing Club. John was a member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church and the Savannah Yacht Club. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved family, and in later years, with his friends at the the “Bilge Club.”

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judith Poyner Crisp and his children Susan Crisp Valenti (Michael) of Greenville, South Carolina, Laney Crisp McClure (Cullen) of Atlanta, George Bennett Crisp, II of Savannah and his grandchildren Matthew, Emma, Gracie and Dominick; his sister-in-law Carole Poyner of Columbia, South Carolina, his niece Lori Poyner of Atlanta and her children Jake and Carlee and nephew Alvin Q. Poyner, II of Columbia, South Carolina.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 12 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. A private interment will be held in Greenwich Section of the Bonaventure Cemetery with Dr. Reverend Ben Martin officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to either the Endowment Fund of the Music Ministry at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31410 or one’s charity of choice.

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My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Judy, May you find kindness to warm you, sympathy to comfort you , and cherished memories to bring peace to your heart.

LLoyd and Ann Hodges , Savannah , GA

Great memories of working with SA Crisp in the FBI Savannah Office. Prayers to his family in their loss.

Carole and Mark Campbell, Fairfax, Va

Though each member of our very large practice did not have the opportunity to know John personally, we have been blessed to have the acquaintance, friendship, and camaraderie of his gem of a daughter, Dr. Susan Crisp Valenti, for numerous years. If her poise and grace as a consummate professional is any testament to her rearing, we know he was a good man in the literal sense. Our hearts go out to the entire Crisp family at this difficult time. We pray blessings on each of you and that the fondest of memories of your decorated patriarch will live on in your hearts. Love from me and the team entire...

Xavier Pearson - Greenville Ear, Nose & Throat, Greenville, SC

Dear Judy, I am so sorry to hear this about John. I will pass this on to Katie, as well. My prayer for you and your family is that your Faith and your many happy memories will comfort and sustain you forever. Sending you love and sympathy??.

Jan Crawford, Va. Beach, Va.

So very sorry for your loss, prayers for your family.

Deborah Alldredge, Pooler, Ga

Judy, I'm so sorry for your loss. We can never get ready for these painful times in our lives.

Barbara Gentry, Bloomingdale, GA

During this difficult time, it is impossible for me to express my feelings about the loss of a good friend and the best neighbor, ever. I will treasure all the happy memories of John and will keep the Crisp Family in my thoughts and prayers.

Connie Wingard, Savannah, GA

Having only known John for less than a year, It was a pleasure spending the few times that I had spent with him at the bilge club. The last time was on the 8th of July when my son and I had the opportunity to see him for the last time. I will miss seeing him in my future trips to Savannah. May God take good care of him in the future.

Randolph H. Kulp I, Hampton, Va.


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