James Harold Crissman

January 30, 1943 - July 19, 2020

James Harold Crissman, 77, of Beaumont, died Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital, Beaumont. He was born on January 30, 1943, to Martha Slagel Crissman and Harry Scott Crissman in Tarentum, Pennsylvania.

James was a musician and bass guitarist since he was fifteen years old and had his own band. He attended Woodcrest United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Praise Group Church Band. He thoughtfully dedicated 24 hours a day 7 days a week of the last six years to the care and health of his loving wife.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Louise Crissman; son, Jeff Crissman and his wife, Barbara, of Baytown; daughter, Tracy Gibbons and her husband, Fred, of New Braunfels; brother, LeRoy Crissman and his wife, Pat, of Spring Church, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Tommy Ailstock and Brandi Ferguson; and great-grandchildren, Savannah Ferguson, Ashton Ferguson, Jordan Rangel, Justin Rangel, Jasper Rangel, Journey Ailstock, and Jaden Ailstock.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jay Crissman, Homer Crissman, and Robert Crissman; and sister, Goldie Pallone.

A gathering of Mr. Crissman’s family and friends will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6055 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77087.

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Glenn and Gloria Learn

So so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. What a wonderful fun loving guy he was. He will be greatly missed and was loved so much by us. Prayers for Anna and Jeff and Tracy. He will live in our hearts forever. God Bless you all. Glenn and Gloria

Suzan vonStultz

Our thoughts. Prayers, and condolences go out to the entire family.

Jessica Palmer

My condolences to all of the family during this difficult time. May he rest with the angels.

Lori Austin

I can always remember Uncle Jim's smile and listening to him and dad ,Uncle Leroy and Uncle Bob playing in the band together rest in peace Uncle Jim ❤❤

Glenna Hall

I was in a carpool with Jim when he worked at Gulf Research in Harmarville. He was a very nice person. My sympathy to Anna and family. Thoughts and prayers .

Brandi Ferguson

We love you and will miss you so much. One of my favorite memories was the first time we had a crawl fish boil together and everyone's reactions. You loved it so much and and had many more. LOVE YOU!!!

Shirlyn and Jimmy Findlay

Your dad was a shining example of love for the rest of us. Praying His perfect peace for your family, Much love, Shirlyn and Jimmy

Gene Scoggin

So sorry to hear the passing of James, my prayers for the family. May God bless you in this time of loss.

Claudia Thomas

My heartfelt sympathy to Jim's family. He was a sweet, dear, & caring man. Jim was our talented bass player for our band, Time Travelers. He will be missed at our weekly practices but will remain in our thoughts and hearts forever. May his precious soul rest in peace.

Wes and Sandra Howard

Jim was a great guy, a devoted husband and a wonderful musician. We loved hearing Jim's stories about his and Anna's beloved dogs. He brought joy everywhere he went and he will be greatly missed. With love, Wes and Sandi Howard

Bob and Sue Strout

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May he rest in peace.

Regina Halamuda

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You have a special angel looking after you and your mom now. He will be with you now and forever.

Bert Norris

I am so sorry to hear of Jim,s passing. He and your Mom were dear friend even though we have not been together for a few years.. We always kept in touch. May you find peace in our Lord.

Michael and Donna Bennefield

Please accept our heartfelt condolences, Our prayers are with Jim’s family, Jim was one of the nicest people You could ever meet and was an awesome musician.

James and Esther Johnson

Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Tracy, please know we are praying for you, Fred, your mom and your family.

Sandra Lanzl and Lori

So sorry for your loss. He sounded like a wonderful man. I will donate to Alzheimer's in his name.

Bob and Caro Morton

Our prayers of comfort for all of you. Remember the wonderful memories you have.

Lauren Wolfe

I am praying for God's comfort to be poured into your family. I am the music minister at Woodcrest UMC in Lumberton and had the pleasure of leading worship with Jim. He was a treasure to us and will be greatly missed. I will miss that sweet smile and warm disposition. God bless you all.

David loncon

Thanks for being my friend Jim. I’m a better person just for having known you. Missin you my brother

Donna and Robert Cole

No one could ever do a walk-down at the end of a song quite like Jim! It seems he always knew exactly where we were going, and if we changed it up, he just laughed and did it perfectly! Our lives at Woodcrest have been made richer from knowing Jim and Anna. So much richer.. You are missed. Donna Cole WUMC Praise Team.

Clif Hicks

I'm so sorry for your loss, Jim was such a good and wonderful man. He taught me everything I know about playing the bass, although I'll never be as good as him. I considered him a friend, a mentor and a brother in Christ. I loved being a member of the praise band with him. His memory will cherished for years to come.