Robert Carrol Crim

March 11, 1932December 1, 2015

COLUMBIA - A memorial service for Robert “Bob” Crim, 83, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 7, 2015, at St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge. Mr. Crim died Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Born on March 11, 1932 in Athens, Ala., he was one of seven children of the late James Everett Crim and Willie Belle Johnson Crim. Bob served in the U. S. Air Force for 22 years and won the Top Gun Award for three successive years from 1964 - 1966. He flew multiple tours in the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a combat fighter pilot and served as Commandant of the Nuclear Flight School, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He never lost his love of flying. After retiring from the Air Force in 1971 at Shaw AFB, he attained his degree in accounting from the University of South Carolina. He worked for over 35 years as a self-employed CPA and for several years served as Finance Director for the City of Columbia. He was active at St. Michael’s and All Angels' Episcopal Church, serving as treasurer for many years. Surviving are his children, Elaine Lilling of Myrtle Beach, Alan Crim of Charlotte, N.C., Andrea Fullalove of West Sussex, England and Robert Crim of Columbia, as well as eleven grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Evelyn Watts of Memphis, Tenn. and Dorothy Hopper of Huntsville, Ala. He will be greatly missed by his family and good friends. He was predeceased by Doris Dulin Crim. The family wishes to thank the staff at Palmetto Baptist for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael’s and All Angels' Episcopal Church, 6408 Bridgewood Road, Columbia, SC 29206.


  • Memorial Service

    Monday, December 7, 2015


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Eargles Paint and Bodyshop

December 7, 2015

We will truly miss you. We are all fortunate to have had you in our lives. Our love and prayers are with the family.

Tammy Barkoot

December 7, 2015

Colonel Bob you have now earned your heavenly and eternal wings! You will be missed. Treasured your friendship and the kindness you always showed my daughter. Say hello to her for me...

Shay Tallman

December 6, 2015

Our family won't be the same without you. Thank you for the last 30 years. You were a class act, and a wonderful gentleman. --your adopted Grandson

December 6, 2015

It is hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well-lived life.

Ask for God's peace. You are in our prayers.

Bucky Tallman

December 6, 2015

"We will certainly miss you, until we meet again" Your adopted family in Sumter.

Brenda Byrd

December 5, 2015

I know that my parents, Lee and Gloria Brinkley thought a lot of Bob Crim. Prayers of peace and comfort to the family.

John OConnor

December 5, 2015

My final salute to my dear friend of 30 years, " Col. Bob "; It was my honor to serve with you in combat in Vietnam , and work with you in advising tax clients. You were the best at all you did!! May GOD welcome you home my dear friend. You were a man's man. My sincere condolences to your family.

James Coleman

December 4, 2015

Will miss many a afternoon with my good friend Bob Crim. I still owe you a beer. James Coleman

Esther Boone

December 4, 2015

You lived your life to the fullest and you helped so many. Thank you and you will be missed Mr. Bob Crim. Esther and Chica Boone

Robin Britt

December 4, 2015

You will be greatly missed by everyone in our circle friends! You will not be forgotten! My condolences to Bob's family. May you rest in peace Bob! Robin Britt and Mike Greenway