Jefferson “Jeff” Crump Obituary

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Jefferson (Jeff) Crump left this earth to meet his Lord and Maker on July 3, 2017. He was born on February 25, 1946 in Mint Hill, NC, the son of the late Clifford and Ollie Crump.

After graduating from East Mecklenburg High School in 1964, Jeff joined the US Army and attained the Rank of E6. He was with the US Army for 6 1/2 years.
Upon leaving the US Army, Jeff secured a position as a Deputy Sheriff with Montgomery County in Maryland. He was with the Montgomery County Sheriffs Office for 25 years. After retiring from the Sheriffs Office, he and his wife relocated to Charlotte, NC.

Jeff loved his family, his friends and his animals, and enjoyed spending time with them. He enjoyed trips to the beach and playing golf at Pine Lake Country Club. Jeff attended Wilson Grove Baptist Church in Mint Hill.

In addition to his parents, Jeff was preceded in death by his daughter, Sheila Crump Lott in 2013; sister, Barbara Presson; brothers, Haywood and Bill Crump; and brothers-in-law, Clarence Bradley and Grady Helms.

Jeff is survived by his wife of 49 1/2 years, Evi Gnatowski; sisters, Bernice Helms, Louise Bradley, Bessie Jane Rushing (J.D.), Ruth Belk, Pauline Edwards, Joyce Harris (Steve), and Ann Harris (Norfleet); brother, John Crump (Phyllis); as well as his brother-in-law, Morris Presson, and sisters-in law, Betty Crump and Yvonne Crump.

A visitation and service was held at Wilson Grove Baptist Church in Mint Hill, Pastor Rob Mariucci officiated. Burial immediately followed in Sunset Memory Gardens in Mint Hill.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society (

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