James W. Crisp passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 2, 2021. James loved his Cold Springs Baptist Church family where he had been a member for many years. He was Chairman of Deacons, music director, and teacher. He loved helping anyone and everyone he met along the way. His greatest desire was to see everyone accept his Christ as their savior. James loved his Braves and Vols. James was local business man, who owned and operated JaPauls Carwash where he loved his valued customers and being able to help them. James was preceded in death by his dad, Rev. Bethel Crisp; grandparents, Claude and Alice Crisp, Bill and Haddie Helton; mother-in-law, Juanita Williamson. Survivors include his wife and best friend of 47 years, Paulette; mom, Olivia Crisp; brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard and Carol Crisp and Joe and Sherry Crisp; father-in-law, John Williamson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Vicki and David; brothers-in-law, Johnny and Henri; ball game watching buddies, Eugene and Brenda; and a host of working buddies and friends. Family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, 2021in the Smith West Chapel with funeral service to follow at 2:00 with Rev. Jeff Hickman officiating. Family and friends will assemble at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Cold Springs Baptist Church Cemetery for the interment. In honor of James, please wear a mask. Memorial donations may be made to Cold Spring Baptist Church or Gideons International. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, 983-1000.
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