Michael Crippen

North Vernon

Michael Lee Crippen, 62, of North Vernon, passed away at his home on December 7, 2016.

Mike was born on June 5, 1954, in Columbus, Indiana, to Perry and RoseMary Denny Crippen. He attended Wayne Township Elementary School, Central Junior High School and graduated from Columbus High School.

Mike served in the U.S. Navy for three years. He had previously worked in construction and at Applied Laboratories.

Fishing, camping and working on cars were among his favorite activities.

Mike is survived by his parents, both of Columbus; children, Valerie (John) Noel of Smithfield, Kentucky, Micah, Nikita and Ethan Crippen of Columbus; three grandchildren, Jesse Copeland, Micaiah Copeland and Gavin Newman; a great-grandchild, Luna Copeland; and sisters, Diane Arnett (Ivan Smith) and Carolyn Lohr (David) of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Charles and Pearl Denny and Oliver and Zella Crippen.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, December 12, 2016, at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Pastor Adam Carrigan officiating.

Family and friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. until service time on Monday.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery, with full military honors conducted by Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Crippen family at barkesweaverglick.com.