Curtis Cole Crippen


Curtis Cole Crippen, 25, of Greenwood, Arkansas, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019. He was born on February 16, 1994 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Nicole Crippen and Vernon Smith. Cole was a welder by trade. He enjoyed going to the lake, hunting, snowboarding or four wheeling. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family, friends and his four dogs. Cole was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Raymond Crippen and paternal grandfather, Harry C. Smith, Jr.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Nicole and Dave Ezell and Vernon Smith; brother, Alex Smith and wife Andrea; girlfriend, Sage Neece; maternal grandmother, Carolyn Crippen; paternal grandmother, Barbara Smith; three aunts, Patti Spradley and husband Jay, Chris Murphree and husband Robert, Susan Mitchell and husband Ed; two uncles, Curtis Crippen, Don Ezell and wife Karla; a very special niece, Meritt Smith; numerous cousins, extended family and friends.

Memorial service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, March 23, 2019, at Edward Funeral Home Chapel. The family will visit with friends immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to the HOPE Humane Society, 3800 Kelley Hwy, Fort Smith, AR. 72904.


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