Mr. Walter Douglas Crump
June 15, 1942 – July 29, 2019
In Loving Memory of Walter Douglas Crump June 15, 1942 - June 29, 2019
Walter Douglas Crump passed away on Monday, June 29, 2019. Walter was born in Queens, New York on June 15, 1942 to the late James Crump Sr. and Rose Atkins Crump. He resided in New York for most of his life, yet relocated to South Carolina with his wife Shirley nearly 15 years ago.
Walter was proceeded in death by his father, James Crump Sr.; his mother Rose Atkins Crumphis; sisters, Rose Lorraine Daniels, Anna Crump and Rachele Crump; brothers, Ronald Crump, James Crump Jr. and Albert Crump; and son Kevin Crump. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Crump; sister, Dorothy Crump; brother, Robert Crump; niece, Doris Chance; daughter, Tracy Crump; son, Todd Crump (Alandis); granddaughters, Tori Crump and Amy Crump; and a host of other cousins, nieces, nephews and relatives.
As an occupation, Walter enjoyed working in construction most of his life. However, those acquainted with him recognized that in addition to his love for his family, he had a love for animals, especially birds. He enjoyed fishing and did so whenever he had the opportunity. One of his greatest talents and passions was singing. In 2003 Walter began performing publicly as the lead singer of the Doo Wop Group called "The Heartbeats." He also performed for charitable organizations and other venues. This brought him much joy.
In 1999, Walter embarked on the greatest journey of his life. One that results in everlasting benefits. This journey caused Walter to indulge in a diligent study of God's word the Bible. He built faith in the promises found in the Bible for a happy future where he could forever enjoy time with his family, enjoyable work, and his other interests, all in perfect health. Walter also found comfort in knowing that God yearns to restore life to those who have fallen asleep in death to perfect, unending life in paradise. (Job 14:14,15).