Ronald "Ronnie" Hassan Crumpton, 72 and a half, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Despite his illness, his last days were happy and he received an enormous amount of love from his friends and family. We want to thank all who helped in so many ways.
He was born to the late Roger and Elsie Crumpton on February 9, 1941, in Roxboro, NC. After Ronnie graduated from Person County High School in 1959 he attended Frederick Military Academy. He married Elizabeth White Crumpton of Roxboro in 1964 where they resided, before relocating to Fuquay-Varina with the tobacco market in 1969.
Ronnie was a National Guardsman, welder by trade, and an entrepreneur who opened 4 businesses with his wife, Libby. He was passionate about making a difference with those in need, especially widows and shut-ins. Ronnie was an active member of Wake Chapel Church in Fuquay-Varina, serving as a trustee for many years. He enjoyed traveling, boating, fishing, helping people and spending time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Libby, Ronnie is survived by two children: Robin Elizabeth Crumpton, married to Gary Davis and Kelli Crumpton Ketner, married to Mark Ketner, all of Fuquay-Varina; and five grandchildren; Eliza, Chance, Carson, Sterling and Banks; two brothers, Norman and Bayard Crumpton also survive.
A visitation will be on Friday, July 12 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Wake Chapel Church. Memorial services will be held at Wake Chapel Church on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The service will be conducted by family and friends. It will be a time to mourn, share memories, see old friends, heal ourselves and sing and celebrate the life of a fair, faithful and fun loving man. Please bring your memories of Ronnie's life to share with us. Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the National MS Society, 3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27609 or Wake County Meals on Wheels, 1001 Blair Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603.
His legacy is the inspiration he gives us to continue to fight in times of challenge and the changes he brought about in the lives of those who loved him.
Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.thomasfuneral.com.