Wesley “Wes” Melvin Crisp, son of Lonnie Crisp and Sandra (Yarber) Housley, was born May 25, 1969, in Springfield, Missouri, and passed away suddenly November 30, 2020, in Mountain Grove, Missouri. He was 51 years, six months, and 5 days of age.
Wes grew up in Mountain Grove and graduated from Mountain Grove High School with the class of 1987.
He married Teresa Strong on December 29, 1988, in Cabool, Missouri. Two children were born to this union.
Wes worked for DFA for 23 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, powder coating, and any type of woodworking. He could make almost anything just by looking at it and he enjoyed being creative and making things unique. He had a big heart and made helping people a priority. He enjoyed going to races with his son, Weston. He loved all parts of it from loading the trailer and driving, to getting the bikes ready to go, and playing the part of mechanic. Wes greatly loved spending time with his family, especially playing with his grandkids. He and his only granddaughter enjoyed riding four-wheelers together, playing darts at 3:00 a.m. and listening to music. Her Papa also enjoyed helping her with softball and playing catch. Papa helped his grandkids with projects for school, and he often made special handmade Christmas gifts for his grandkids.
Wes is survived by his wife, Teresa Crisp, of Norwood, Missouri; his parents, Lonnie Crisp and wife Kaye of Bendavis, Missouri, and Sandra Housley and husband Monte, of Mountain Grove; one son, Weston Crisp and wife Brooke of Hartville, Missouri; one daughter, Tressa Ratterree and husband Brandon of Hartville; one brother, Anthony Crisp and wife Mandy of Seymour, Missouri; two sisters, Annette Burt of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Loretta Ellis and husband Donnie of Mountain Grove; six grandchildren, Ella, Bowen, Finnley, Colton, Bentley, and Tucker; and many other relatives and friends who will miss him greatly.
Visitation was held Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home. Graveside services were held Friday, December 4, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at Rock Chapel Cemetery with Bother Rick Batten officiating. Song selections were “Amazing Grace” sung by Jamie Guillams and “When I Get Where I’m Going.” Brandon Ratterree, Michael Fairchild, Ethan Ellis, Austin Burt, Donnie Ellis, and Anthony Crisp served as honorary pallbearers. Burial was in Rock Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to Rock Chapel Cemetery in care of the funeral home.