October 21, 2019
Bobby L. Cripps, age 84, of Smithville passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. Mr. Cripps was a carpenter and a farmer and a member of Whorton Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife: JoAnn Cripps; parents: Roy and Cora Cripps; Sons: Stevie Cripps and Mark Cripps; Daughters: Nancy Cripps and Bobbie Jo Cripps, Brothers: Hoyte Cripps and RL Cripps; Sisters: Nettie Foster, Maireen Garvey, Dorothy Mensuittie, JoAnn Rhody and Judy Hale. Survivors include sons: David and Sheryl Cripps of Smithville, and Gary and Kenderly Cripps of Smithville; Grandchildren: Chala and Caleb McDonald of Texas, Corey and Kami Cripps of Smithville, Brett Cripps of Columbia, Chloe and Justin Winchester of Smithville, and Sophie Cripps of Smithville; great-grandchild: Blakelyn Cripps of Smithville; Brother: Ray Cripps of Smithville; Sisters: Faye West of Smithville, and Wanda and Orville Hendrix of Smithville; Brothers-in-law: Bob and Peggy Motley of Nashville, and Joyce and Dawn Gilliland of White House; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service will be Saturday October 26 at 11:00 am at Whorton Springs Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church building fund. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.