VALDESE Robert E. "Buddy" Crump Jr., 72, of Valdese, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Born May 6, 1947, in Burke County, he was the son of the late Robert Edward Crump and Marie Berry Crump. He was a member of High Peak Baptist Church. Mr. Crump is survived by his sister, Linda C. Huffman of Valdese; niece, Samantha Johnson and husband, George, of Valdese; and a great-nephew, Jaiden Johnson. There are no services for Mr. Crump planned at this time. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sossomanfh.com.