In Memory of Tom Crissman

May 2021

Thomas Dean Crissman passed away at home from heart complications on February 20, 2021 at the age of 60.

In 2005, Tom fulfilled his dream of owning his own trucking company, Tom Crissman Trucking out of Clintonville.   Tom was a true family man.  Tom had a unique relationship with all his children.  Tom and his son Josh would work side by side on all their trucks.  Tom enjoyed watching his son, Jake, race dirt bikes, never wanting to miss a race.   Tom and his wife Debbie loved going to supper and visiting their daughter Jess at work, often with their grandsons in tow.   Tom was proud of his family and especially loved watching his grandsons grow up.   He looked forward to camping season with his family every year.  On race weekends Tom always look forward to seeing all his buddies and was right there to lend a hand to anyone who needed it.   Tom was as selfless as they come, often going without things so others would have what they needed.  He will be truly missed by many including his fellow truck drivers.  Tom often said, “Cool don’t get you home” and “styling and profiling” are phrases his family will forever cherish.

Loved ones left to cherish his memory are his wife Debbie Crissman, his father Dean Crissman, his daughter Jessica Crissman and her boyfriend Manny Alvelo, Josh Crissman and his wife Wendy and Jake Crissman and his girlfriend Skylar Wyman, Tom’s pride and joys; his grandsons Gage Moffitt, Jace Crissman and Caleb Crissman, his best friend and brother Bob Crissman, his sister-in-law Diane Stubblefield and her husband John, and brother-in-law Donald Eakin and his wife Wanda.

Tom was preceded in death by his mother, a grandson Jaydon Crissman and his in laws Midge and Don Eakin. 

Tom’s family requested funeral attendees to wear their favorite racing t-shirt.  Tom loved everything about race season.

Tom’s sons, family members and friends gave Tom one final ride in his beloved truck to the cemetery.

Memorial donations can be sent in Tom’s memory to 519 Strong, 306 West Prairie Street, Harrisville, PA 16038. 


Editor’s Note:  I grew up with Tom in our teenage years, riding the same bus to high school and later working with Tom when we were fresh out of school at the Kwik-Fill Truck Plaza in Barkeyville.  Tom was always very kind, helpful and considerate.  We pulled some epic pranks working on midnight shift and 39 years later, I can still hear his chuckle as we went about our antics.  It was my honor and privilege to call Tom my friend and I am very glad that we reconnected on Facebook a few years back.