Benjamin O Crimmons

Born in Nashville, TN on October 7, 1937

Departed on March 4, 2017 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Benjamin O. Crimmons, 79, of Hendersonville, passed away March 4, 2017. Born in Nashville, Ben had been a lifelong area resident. A respiratory therapist, he began his career at the former Memorial Hospital in Madison and later retired from Skyline Medical Center. An avid history buff he was particularly interested in the military history of the Second World War although he also enjoyed visiting Civil War battlefields. Ben had also served in the US Army himself in his youth. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing and liked to watch and feed the birds and other small animals around his home. He was an Atlanta Braves baseball fan as well as a diehard Vanderbilt football fan. For a number of years he enjoyed bowling as a member of the Nashville Memorial Bowling League. Quick witted with a great sense of humor he was also known to be a very giving and well thought of man. He liked Christmas shopping, taking photographs, western films (especially John Wayne), WWE wrestling and cooking. Ben was known to make a “fantastic pot of chili”. Ben was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ola Mae (Hertzka) Crimmons and a sister, Beverly. He leaves to cherish his memory; his wife, Deborah (Hinton) Crimmons; his children, Scott Crimmons and his wife Charlene, Angie Crimmons Scherzer and her husband Dale, Brandon Crimmons and his wife Stephanie and Kari Crimmons Buck and her husband Nathan; granddaughters, Holly Haynie, Ashley Haynie, Abby Crimmons and Waverly Buck; his sisters, Ann Crimmons Witt, Sara Crimmons Bratcher and Sherri Crimmons DePriest; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 4 – 8 pm and Tuesday March 7, 2017 from 12noon to 1 pm. A life celebration service will be held on Tuesday at 1pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org Hendersonville Funeral Home, 353 E. Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-824-3855 hendersonvillefh.com

4 Comments to Benjamin O Crimmons

  1. Joyce Ann Gregory Lawson
    March 5, 2017 6:11 pm

    I knew Benny when he went to Litton High school and
    worked at the Byram’s Drugstore. He was always a
    great deal of fun to be around. There was a number
    of us from the neighborhood that hung together at
    the drugstore.

  2. Linda Snook Dimon
    March 6, 2017 4:38 pm

    I remembered Benny from my days as a admitting clerk at Nashville Memorial Hospital back in the early 70’s. He always made me laugh and was so pleasant to be around. I was saddened by his passing. Prayers for all his family .

  3. Pastor Willie Acevedo
    March 7, 2017 11:37 am

    Keeping you and your family in my prayers. May the peace of God which surpasses all our understanding be upon you all. Blessings!

  4. Sandra Austin Hudgens
    March 7, 2017 3:34 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Benny’s passing. His parents lived next door to my Aunt Ethel on Edwin Ave. We are actually kin through his Mom. My Granddaddy Nathan Hertzka & his first wife adopted Ola Mae. I also knew his younger sister Sherri. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family. My GOD reach down and comfort your hearts and give you sweet peace.

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