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LifeSpring Church
Tuesday November 30th, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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LifeSpring Church
Tuesday November 30th, 2021

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Howard Crist

Howard B. Crist, 87, went to his Heavenly home in time for Thanksgiving with his beloved wife, Pat, on Wednesday, November 24.

Born on January 18, 1934 in Franklin County, Indiana, he was the son of Clarence F. & Hazel Miller Crist, both of whom preceded him in death. Howard was a 1952 graduate of Brownsville High School. He was united in marriage to the former Patricia Louise Morgan on May 4, 1991. They were blessed with 28 years together until her death on August 9, 2019.
Howard was a proud lifelong farmer. He served his community in many generous ways and was always willing to help others in need. He was a police officer with the Richmond Police Department from 1959 until his retirement in 1979. He later worked 19 years at the Richmond State Hospital. He was a faithful member of Lifespring Church. He served with the Williamsburg Lions Club at one time and later with the Richmond Lions Club. He and Pat drove many thousands of miles together delivering Meals on Wheels and Howard volunteered many hours for Reid Health.
Howard is survived by his daughters, Marcia Montgomery and Linda Anderson; son, Duane Crist; step-daughters Marvella Sanders and Malynda Clevenger; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Ruby Davis; brothers, Mark Crist and Donald Crist and several nieces & nephews.
Howard’s homegoing will be celebrated by Pastor Steve Bray at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30 at Lifespring Church, 5600 US 27 North, Richmond. Interment will follow in Spartanburg Cemetery.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from Noon –1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30 at the church.
Memorial contributions are encouraged for Lifespring Church, 5600 US 27 North, Richmond, IN 47374 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at www.stjude.org.

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So sorry to hear of Howard's passing , he was a good neighbor, Jack and Ruth Frazer

Jack and Ruth Frazer Nov 30 2021 10:04 AM

Partnered with "sugarbear" many times on RPD. Heck of a man. Condolences to the family

John W Bowman Nov 27 2021 3:35 PM

Howard (Shug as we called him short for Sugar Bear)will be greatly missed by us. He was a great man and friend. His legacy will live on in our hearts. Very sorry for your loss. Harold & Shirley Raver.

Harold L. Raver Nov 27 2021 9:13 AM