Lieutenant Colonel Charles Conklin Crissey, III, USA, Ret.

February 14, 1936 - April 12, 2016
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Conklin Crissey, III, USA, Ret.

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Conklin Crissey, III, USA, Ret., age 80, of Leland, NC and Westford, MA, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in the warm embrace of his family.

He was born on February 14, 1936, in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Charles Conklin Crissey, Jr. and Bonnie Lyn Davis Crissey.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and first wife Cynthia G. Crissey.

He is survived by his wife Sarah Reynolds Crissey; son Scott Charles Crissey; daughter-in-law Isper Resuma Crissey and granddaughter Isabelle Harriet Crissey; and sister Carolyn G. Packer.

Lieutenant Colonel Crissey, III, USA, Ret. served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Army until his retirement, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Charles was a graduate of St. Lawrence University Class of 1959.

Charles had a 25 year career with IBM as a program manager.

There will be a memorial service in Westford, Massachusetts. The Crissey Family will welcome friends and neighbors on Sunday, May 1st from 1:00PM to 4:00PM at The Club House at the Village of Stone Ridge, 2 Stone Ridge Road, Westford, MA.

He will be inurned in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at a date and time to be announced.

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  • April 14, 2016
    Don & Marty McGrath says:
    We have many fond memories of Chuck. We first met him on a Hawaiian cruise over the Christmas holiday of 1999. We celebrated the Millennium together on an extremely crowded Waikiki Beach on January 1, 2000. Thankfully, we were able to visit Chuck in May 2000 at his home in VA. He was a gracious host and tour guide showing us around Washington, D.C. Even though we didn't see each other, we still kept in touch. He will be sadly missed. Please accept our deepest condolences.

  • April 15, 2016
    Mary Coabelli Campbell says:
    Dear Sarah, I am so very sorry to read that Chris passed away, we all loved him from the first time we met him. Please know that you and his family are in my prayers. RIP Chris. Love Mary and Family

  • April 16, 2016
    Roger Lee says:
    Dear Scott and Sarah...I only knew Chuck for the last few years, but I'll remember him for a long time. He will be missed.

  • April 16, 2016
    Eric and Katie Krogh says:
    Dear Scott, We are so saddened to hear of your father's passing. Our condolences to you and your family. Eric has many fond memories of your dad throughout the years. He will never forget his support at all of our track and cross country meets. He was so proud of your accomplishments at States in 1990 and that you went to West Point. Katie was glad to share in our final memory of your father, grinning ear to ear as you wed Isper. We are blessed to have had the pleasure to know such an amazing man. Love, Eric and Katie Krogh

  • April 16, 2016
    Ed Khoury says:
    Dear Scott and family; amazing honorble man, the few times we spoke when was sick one can easily draw strength from his character and unique personality, incredible man and he will be missed, may his legacy live in peace!