William David “Bill” Crim, 90, of Kansas City, MO passed away August 7, 2012 at his home. Services will be held 11:00 am, Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Sterling Acres Baptist Church, 11200 East 47th Street, Kansas City, MO with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Oak Grove, MO.
Bill was born July 26, 1922 in Slick, OK to Ocie Pearl and Russell Bryant Crim. He started school early and graduated at the age of 16 in 1939 from Grandview High School where he taught math as a student. He received a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering as well as a Masters from the University of Missouri. Bill attended Central Seminary, and then received a Masters in Mathematics from New Mexico Highlands University. He worked on the early Cyclone computer at Iowa State University.
Bill served in WWII in the Army Corps of Engineers from January 1943 to February 1946 in both the European and Pacific theatres.
Bill taught at Finley Engineering College, University of Missouri, and Metropolitan Community Colleges. He also pastored several rural churches in northern Missouri.
He was married to LaVerna Jean Simpson for 60 years. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert Crim, sisters Russleen Mallory, Lonnie Brown, and Joyce Baker.
He is survived by his wife, LaVerna Crim of the home; his sister, Fern Marshall (Bruce) of Ozark, MO; son Charlie David Crim (Sonia) of Olathe, KS; daughters, Paula Jo Frazee (Richard) of Independence, MO, and Melinda Sue Johns (Jerry) of Blue Springs, MO. He is also survived by grandsons, Aaron Crim (Heather) of Lawrence, KS, Matthew Crim (Wendy) of Astoria, OR, Andrea O’Bryan of Shawnee, KS, Meghan Evans of Olathe, KS, Caitlin Crim of Tucson, AZ, David Frazee of Independence, MO, Daniel Frazee of Independence, MO, Byron Sparks of Denver, CO, Brad Sparks of Blue Springs, MO, Bonnie Rubin ( Nick) of Austin TX, Benton Johns of Blue Springs, MO, Tim Johns (Alissa) of Odessa, MO, and Chris Johns (Andi) of Odessa, MO, and 16 great grandchildren.
Arrangements entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue Springs, MO.