William Stephen Crump

June 13, 1927 - March 16, 2020
William Stephen Crump

William Stephen Crump, age 92 longtime resident of the Wrightsboro Commumity in Wilmington stepped into the loving presence of Jesus on Monday, March 16, 2020 at his home.

Bill was born in Ellerbe, in Richmond County, NC on June 13, 1927. He was the son of the late Alva Escar “Jack” Crump and Mary Emma “Maggie” Kearns Crump.

Bill was a longtime member of Wrightsboro United Methodist Church and an active member of his community. He retired from Carolina Power and Light in 1989 after 41 years of faithful service. He was a proud veteran of the US Navy serving during WW II from April 15, 1946 until his discharge, February 13, 1948. He will be honored with Military Honors for his service to our Country.

He is preceded in death by his sisters, Elsie Little (Frank), Elizabeth Haywood (Robert), Dorothy Ohman (Bob), Roseanna Humphrey (Roger), and a brother, Jack Crump (Marie).

Married on November 27, 1960, many would describe the almost 60 year marriage of Bill and Marie as a love story. If you needed a hug, or a good story from his youth, Bill was always ready with both. He never met a stranger.

Left to mourn the loss of such a great man is his wife of 59 years, Marie Dupree Crump; his children, Mary Crump Walsh (Andrew) of Raleigh, Stephen Crump, Jr. (Joyce), Edward Crump of Raleigh; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Burial services will be held at the graveside at Concord United Methodist Church in Ellerbe, NC on Friday, March 20, 2020 attended by family only.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be planned for a later date due to the current health concerns.

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  • March 18, 2020
    John and Pam Spencer lit a candle:
    Lit since March 18, 2020 at 3:21:11 PM

  • March 18, 2020
    Annette Lewis(Gray) says:
    Mr Bill was a sweet, loving man. He always has a smile on his face and greeted me at every church function at Wrightsboro UMC. Mrs Marie, I am so sorry for your loss

  • March 18, 2020
    Cindy Shoaf says:
    Marie, I was so sad to here of Bills passing, I am so glad we got to see him and spend time with you and him , he was a wonderful person and will forever be in our hearts , please know that we are praying for you and your family and I know God truly gained a wonderful angel . We love you . May God continue to give you strength and peace ❤️

  • March 21, 2020
    Chip & Karen Moore says:
    Marie, Mary, Steve and Eddie, I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was one of the nicest persons I've ever met. He was so good to me through out my life. I love him and your mom as if they were my own parents. You are all in our prayers. God bless

  • March 22, 2020
    Patricia Stanland says:
    I always enjoyed his smile. I know he is missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.