March 18, 1949 - November 2, 2021
John Richard Crist, of St. Augustine, FL (formerly a resident of Clearwater, FL) passed away peacefully Nov. 2, 2021, at the Bailey Family Center for Caring in St. Augustine, FL with his daughters by his side. His final days were surrounded by his family and after a long time of hospital stays/surgeries he is finally at peace with the Lord. John was born on March 18, 1949, in Camden, New Jersey to Alan and Virginia Crist. He shared a life with his brother James Crist who recently passed this year. John grew up in Woodlynne, NJ where he found his love of automobiles and spent his time restoring old Chevys and drag racing. He was a hard worker and had many jobs that involved retail and providing for his family. He married Jean Komraus who has supported him through the years and was married for 32 years. He had three children- John Crist (deceased), Gina Diesl (St. Augustine, FL.) and Renee Tinsley (Clarksville, TN.) He loved spending time with his family during sport events, fishing and trips to Disney. He was truly an amazing father who wanted the best for his children. He leaves behind his former wife Jean Crist, daughters- Gina Diesl and Renee Tinsley along with their spouses Jason Tinsley and Eric Diesl and three grandchildren who he was a proud POP POP to Reece Diesl, Cadence Tinsley and Dax Tinsley. John loved sports and could give you stats to any game for any sport. He loved spending time with his son at Tampa Bay Buccaneer games and enjoyed playing golf with him as well. He was a diehard Cleveland Browns fan and Eagles fan. He loved watching his grandchildren play sports the most and was so proud of all their accomplishments. John was also an animal lover. He took in all sorts of animals through the years and was easily persuaded into taking in any animal the children felt deemed worthy to become the newest family member. This father, husband, grandfather, and friend will be forever missed. We will miss him dearly and his cheery laugh and gentle saying of “How ya doin?” John Crist you are one that all will remember. The family will have a celebration of life in March on John’s birthday. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the St. Augustine Little League to support youth sports would be appreciated. St. Johns Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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