Charles Crisman

Charles Sprint "Sonny" Crisman Jr.

Saturday, September 29th, 1934 - Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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Charles Sprint Crisman, Jr., “Sonny”, 85, of Winchester, VA, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 30, 2020. He was born on September 29, 1934 in Winchester. He was a graduate of John Handley High School. After high school, Sonny served in the US Navy, stationed in Quantico, VA. He worked for his parents at Crisman Cleaners prior to opening his own business, Crisman Rug and Furniture Cleaners. Sonny managed the Health Center Duckpin Lanes in Winchester, and managed Northside Lanes for approximately 40 years prior to retiring.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, Charles S. Crisman, SR. and Emily Hobbs Crisman. He is survived by one sister, Margaret Kostel of Williamsburg, VA and one brother, Marshall Crisman (Sally) of California; one daughter, Margaret Lynn Rowles of Maurertown, VA; three sons, Charles Robert Crisman (Brenda) of Winchester, Timothy Sprint Crisman (Ina Rae) of Strasburg, and Thomas Alva Crisman of Harpers Ferry, WV; ten grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two nieces and three nephews. He is also survived by a special friend, Nina Wilkins of Baker, WV.

Because of social distancing concerns, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial gifts may be made to The Veteran’s Administration. You can donate on line at
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Ginger Cave

Posted at 07:32pm
Sonny was such a fixture at the bowling alley, a little story, they had a huge picture of the Budweiser Clydesdale with a Dalmation puppy on it, It was a Christmas scene. After Christmas I asked Sonny when he got ready to take it down I would love to have it.
That night when we bowled, I turned around and there he was with that beautiful poster in his hand and gave it to me. It hangs in my rec room to this day and every time I look at it I think of how nice it was of him to give it to me. I had the pleasure to know him for many years. I worked with his son Tim at EECO for a long time, my condolences to Tim and the rest of his family. RIP Sonny
You will be missed. Ginger Cave and family

Tom Gilpin

Posted at 01:27pm
Sonny Crisman didn't just work for our family for many years. He was our friend and a member of our family as well. Sonny's positive attitude and love of life was contagious. He once said to me," Tom, when people leave Northside Lanes the only thing they take with them is a memory. We need to make sure that memory is a good one." Well, Sonny, now you are gone and all we have left is a memory of you. And it's a good one. A really good one. God Bless. Say hi to your mother for me.

Tom Gilpin

danny eastep

Posted at 09:42am
I will never forget working for Sonny going to get him up in the mornings so we could go to work working with Punchy,Larry ,Petie john we had fun all the time pitchin nickles in the back room and slamming on the brakes and screaming when Sonny would fall asleep in the van got fired one day and got hired back that afternoon It was a great time in my life god bless his family Danny Eastep

Amy Wines

Posted at 03:29pm
Tim and family. I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending prayers and hugs.

Punchy Bromley

Posted at 12:00pm
working and bowling with Sonny all those years was a pleasure.he will be sadly the kids I will be thinking of you all in this time of sorrow.RIP SONNY

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