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Junior N. Crist

Monday, July 18, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Monday, July 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home


Junior Nathaniel Crist , 96, of  Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at his home.

Born Saturday, September 5, 1925 in Greencastle, PA, he was the son of the late Bruce Leslie Crist and the late Mary Rhoda (Tosten) Crist.

He was employed with Western Maryland Railway,  and his trucking company Downsville Lime and Marl and Fairchild Aircraft. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army.
J.R. was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Western Maryland Sportsman Club, Morris Frock American Legion Post 42, V.F.W, Funkstown Rod & Gun Club, Alsatia Club and the Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife of 75 years Betty Jane Crist; daughter, Donna L. Knapp of Hagerstown, MD; two sons, Jeffrey L. Crist and wife Carolyn and Ronald L. Crist both of Hagerstown, MD; sister, Helen Hager and husband Donald of Greencastle, PA; brother, Thomas Crist of Williamson, PA; four grandchildren, Jeremy Knapp and wife Jennifer of Bel Air, MD, Justin Knapp of Hagerstown, MD, Stacie Schnebly and husband Jeremy of Mercersburg, PA, Ashley Adams and husband Joshua of Greencastle, PA; great grandchildren, Anna, Emma, Everett, Austin ,Owen, Ethan, Lilie and Leo.

He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Frank E. Knapp, sisters, Leona Witte and Arlene Statler brother, Charles Crist.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD on Monday, July 18, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. followed by a memorial service at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Dionne Hall officiating.

Interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County 1710 Underpass Way Suite 300, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or the Purple Heart Assn. 5413B Blacklick Road, Springfield, VA 22151-3960

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Guest Book

Sending our condolences during this difficult time! With all our love, Brandi and Aiden

Brandi Adams
Canton, GA

Condolences to all of Mr. Crists family! Glad I got to visit with him again this past Thanksgiving. May he Rest In Peace.

Darrell Schreiber
Largo, Fl

Our deepest sympathy to all of the Crist family. Unfortunately we didn’t have the opportunity to spend much time with ‘Pap’ but know he was deeply loved. Our thoughts are with you during this sad time. Kathy and Eric

Kathy Adams
Gulf Breeze , FL

It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of Mr. Crist a longtime fixture in our neighborhood. Our sympathies go out to his family and loved ones. Ken and Ann Grove

E Kenneth Grove Jr
Hagerstown, maryland

Dear Mrs Crist, Donna, Jeff, Ronnie and the rest of your family: My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you over the passing of Mr Crist. Deepest Sympathy Hugs, Nancy Lehman (former neighbor)

Nancy Lehman
Hagerstown, Maryland

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