Crisp, Dennis B.


Dennis Blair Crisp, loving husband, father, son, brother, neighbor and friend passed away on February 27, 2012. He was 61 years old.

Dennis was born May 7, 1950, in Lubbock, Texas, to Aaron David and the late Wilma Blair Crisp. A longtime lumber salesman, Dennis carried the family business through Austin and on to join his father at Crisp Wholesale Lumber in Dallas where he most recently worked at Architectural Carpentry Materials. Throughout the travels of his life, he gave his love, support and companionship to his wife, Beth. He was a talented photographer and loved to cook. Time spent with his sons and longtime friends was especially cherished.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Beth Ramsey Crisp of Dallas, Texas; three sons, David Blair, Jeffrey Gerald, and Scott Matthew, all also of Dallas; his father and wife Aaron David and Ann Crisp of Hideaway Lake, Texas; his sister and brother-in-law, Jan and Craig McCollor of College Station, Texas; sisters-in-law, Kaye Hauschild and Linda Ramsey, and four nephews.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 6:00 -8:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel at North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

The funeral will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 11:00am at Christ United Methodist Church, 2807 Valwood Parkway, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Please send the family condolences and sign the guestbook on this website.

19 replies on “Crisp, Dennis B.”

Angie says:

Youre family is in my thoughts and prayers! I’m so sorry for your loss.

henry prikryl says:

I always enjoyed my time spent with Dennis at ACM, he always spoke of his family lovingly. His son being a writer and his father and the many things he had learned from him as well as storys about the rest of you. He was a very caring and loving man and I am going to miss him. may GOD comfort you all in this time of grief. I know Dennis will be waiting for you all in the home the Lord has made for him. GOD bless you all.

Ben and Dina English says:

Beth and Dennis were the first neighbors we met when we moved into our first home 6 years ago. We immediately liked them both and were grateful to have such friendly neighbors. Always friendly and eager to help us with anything we needed, Dennis was the best neighbor and will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to Beth and the boys and the family during this sad time.

The Phillips Phamily says:

Beth, Blair, Jeff, Scott and all of the Crisp family – our hearts go out to you. While I know there is a time for all things – including sailing to the other shore – I am so sorry that Dennis has made that journey so early; he will be missed so much. Even in this sadness I know we all will celebrate his life and laugh at the stories and times shared. I think about the many times, viewpoints, and stories told along a baseball fence line, soccer field, or football field. I appreciated his great wit, fun stories, and the tremendous love and pride it was easy to see that he had for his family. I am so glad that our families were able to know each other and that our boys were able to share the experience of growing up together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord be with Dennis and he with the Lord – Amen. The Phillips’

Jennie Lewis says:

Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Karla Kirby says:

Our hearts and prayers are with you and the boys at this time. We are so sorry for your loss. Dennis will always be with is in our heart.

The Kirby Family

Spencer Marcum says:

Although I haven’t seen Dennis in many years our friendship in High School and College was very special. I have many fond memories of those years. My thoughts and Prayers are with you Beth and your Family. God Bless

Michael and Mary Ellen Reed says:

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. We will miss Dennis very much. We love you very much Beth.

Lesley Leahy says:

It has been quite a few years since we all sat together watching the boys play baseball, but we remember Dennis with fond memories. He was instantly likeable! I know John always enjoyed chatting with him by the fence too. Take care of yourselves. We will be thinking of you. Lesley, Lauren & Ryan Leahy

Gregg Larimer says:

Beth, I am sorry for your loss.I will be praying for you and your family. Loving and grieving are difficult. I know words are hard to read and hear. May you take time for yourself, family, your blessings, and memories. May the Lord Bless You and Keep You, Gregg Larimer

Ruston C. Kirby says:

I don’t have to words…. Growing up Whit, Jeff and I were always at the house. Denis is my second dad. I was always welcome and he was happy to have me around. At one point he even introduced me and Whit as his adopted sons. He was there at all of our soccer games and he always said, “If you boys ever need anything let me know”. I’ll never forget that. He will always be in my heart and will remain in many of my fondest childhood memories.

My heart goes out to you Mom, and to my brothers as well, and in his words “If any of you need anything just let me know”.

Rita Parrish says:

My prayers are with you and your boys.

Brianne Drury says:

Many prayers for my family. Sure wish we could be there with everyone. Much love to everyone from the Drury’s in Lubbock.

Connie Horne says:

Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Robin Zimberoff says:

Dear Beth and Boys: We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care of yourselves. Your cousins from Albuquerque, Robin and Marty Zimberoff

Joe and Gwen Young says:

Our heart goes out to you in this time of great distress..

Gilbert & Candy Bernal says:


Gilbert and I send our love and prayers to you and the boys. We have many great memories of Dennis and you when the Jeff and JD played soccer together.

We will keep you all in our prayers.

Stacy Jones says:

We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Dennis’ passing. He was a golden man and beloved by us all at SCS Const.
Our condolences go out to his family. We will miss his cheerful smile and his always friendly demeanor. May you rest in peace brother.

Cornelia Blair and Ron Stubbs says:

Beth and Family,

We couldn’t attend services but were thinking of you all. You are in our prayers. We’re going to Restland today to lay flowers at the grave. I’m so sorry about this loss to you. Dennis was a fine man, and when the pain eases a bit, I know you’ll have wonderful memories. Peace to you.


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