Warren Crissman, 57, went home to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born June 30, 1963, in Barberton to the late Bill and Shirley Crissman. Warren was a man who trusted in and walked with God his whole Christian life. He walked the narrow path which leads to life. A stroke hit him in his early twenties, and this may have slowed him down a bit, but it did not change his direction or weaken his faith in God. I never saw any evidence of weak or weakened faith because Warren was a man of prayer and study of the word of God. As time marched on, new strokes worsened his disability until his last stroke at age 46 left him wheelchair-bound and requiring a Hoyer lift to get from bed to the wheelchair or wheelchair to bed. Again, tribulation came his way, and he persevered, moving in the same direction with increased faith because he was a man of prayer and study of God's word.
Warren, my brother, endured many afflictions, did the work of an evangelist, and demonstrated his faith in God fully, and has now departed having fought the good fight, finishing his course, and has his crown of righteousness.
When I often think of little brother, a verse that usually comes to mind is Job 1:22, ‘In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.’
Warren would be bothered by such praise, and he would tell you and me, “It is all because of the Lord Jesus Christ.” I would respond yes, look what God has done.
Little brother, you beat me again by getting home before me, but I will be along and home soon enough. Enjoy!!
Besides his parents, Warren was preceded in death by his brother William, Jr. He is survived by his brothers, Mark (Debbie) and Robert (Carmen) Crissman; sister, Susan (Rick) Chapman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The funeral service will be held at 6 P.M. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd. (SR619), Akron, Ohio 44319. Family and friends may call on Tuesday from 4 P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home, where social distancing and health protocol (i.e., wearing of face-covering, staying 6 feet apart, no handshakes or hugs) will be followed. A private family interment will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.
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