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William Stephen ‘Bill’ Crump, 92, active member of the Wrightsville community

William Stephen ‘Bill’ Crump

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

Bill was born June 13, 1927, in Ellerbe, Richmond County. 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 U.S. Navy, serving during World War II from April 15, 1946, until his discharge, Feb. 13, 1948. He will be honored with military honors for his service to our country.

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

Married Nov. 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 are his wife of 59 years, Marie Dupree Crump; children, Mary Crump Walsh (Andrew) of Raleigh, Stephen Crump Jr. (Joyce) and Edward Crump of Raleigh; and nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Burial services will be held Friday, March 20, at the graveside at Concord United Methodist Church, attended by family only. A celebration of life memorial service will be planned for a later date due to the current health crisis.

Share online condolences with the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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