MYRTLE BEACH—James “Austin” Chrismon, 73, husband of Betty Jean Chrisman, died July 17 at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center due to Covid-19.

He was born Oct. 22, 1946, in Reidsville, North Carolina, a son of the late Jesse and Helen Talley Chrismon.  

He was preceded in death by sisters Charlotte Boggs, Betty Leal, and Brenda Owens.

He spent a portion of his life farming but most of his career was in insurance.

Survivors includes his wife;  daughter Wendy Chrismon Gooden and husband David; son James Austin “Jimmy” Chrismon Jr. and wife Maria; nieces and nephews Debbie Barsz, Terri Calloway, Gary Boggs, Donnie Boggs, Robbie Boggs, Stephanie Paula, Lisa Hitchcock, Mark Owens, Jesse Owens, Tony Leal and Ricki Ellis;  grandchildren Noah Thomas, Taylor Chrismon, Holly Chrismon and Meredith Chrismon and  great-grandchildren Colby Tyler Certain, Annabella Marie Certain, Delilah Nikole Certain, Jesse James Chrismon Dozier and Jace Anthony Mikels.

Due to Covid-19, the family will have a memorial service at a later date.

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