Dr. Earl W. Crisp • August 9, 2020
On Sunday afternoon, August 9, 2020, Dr. Earl W. Crisp, Commander, US Navy Retired went to be with his Lord and Savior after a long, courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Before joining the U.S. Navy, he performed with the San Francisco and New Orleans Opera. Dr. Crisp was the former Naval Air Training Command Choir Director in Pensacola from 1975 to 1979. He retired from the Navy in 1993 as a C-130 and C-12 Pilot after 21 years of military service and began a second career with the U. S. Department of Education. In 2013, he chose to retire from the government when he was offered a full-time teaching position as an assistant professor in the College of Business at Dallas Baptist University teaching courses in Strategic Management, Leadership Management, Ethics Management, Communications and Project Management.
He earned his Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of La Verne in California, and his M.S. in Management from Troy University. His Bachelors are in Applied Music and Music Education from Texas Christian University. He was a certified mediator, private pilot and radio announcer. He completed his Project Management Professional training in the Executive Management Program at the University of Texas at Dallas and was a member of the PMI Fort Worth Chapter. He also held a certification in Radio Announcing from Columbia School of Broadcasting – Falls Church, VA and a Certification in Mediation from Dallas Baptist University. He was also a member of the Piano Technicians Guild, Fort Worth Chapter and was a concert tuner/appraiser for Steinway Hall in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Crisp is preceded by his parents Eugene and Ramona Crisp of Grand Prairie, Texas and is survived by his wife, Dr. Patricia Crisp whom he was married to for 45 years, daughter Angela Sardelli, son-in-law Judge Brian Sardelli, and two grandsons Nicholas and Benjamin Sardelli of Lonsdale, Minnesota. He is also survived by his sister Patricia Bacsik, brother-in-law William Bacsik of Grand Prairie, Texas, two nieces Paige Bacsik of Grand Prairie, Texas and Rebecca Bacsik-Booker of Seattle, Washington.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at First Baptist Church, 500 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, Florida, with viewing at 10am and service beginning at 11am.
Funeral services will be officiated by Pensacola Memorial Gardens and a private burial will be at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida.
NOTE: Attendees of the funeral service are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing. Due to the Covid-19 virus, the family will understand, if you feel that you cannot attend the service.
Family and friends who wish, may donate toward Dr. Earl Crisp’s Endowed Scholarship fund at Dallas Baptist University. To donate please go to dbu.edu/give and select the “Give to DBU” option, enter donation amount. On the next page, below the cell phone number, enter “Earl Crisp Endowment Scholarship Fund” in the gift designation field. In the box directly below that states “Apply this Gift to” select “Other – Specify in Comments.”
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