Gene Raymond Chrisley was the father of famous American businessman and reality television personality, Todd Chrisley.

His son, Todd who is best known for his appearance in the reality television show “Chrisley Knows Best” is one of the popular shows in the United States that is based around the real-life of Todd Chrisley and his family.

Quick Info
Birth Name
Gene Raymond Chrisley
Birth Date
9th May 1935
Birth Place
United States
Death11th July 2012 at Emory University Hospital
Leonard A. Chrisley
Allie Mae Childers Chrisley
James Cecil, Leonard Edward, Mary Bryson
and Alice Kathryn Chrisley
White with Austrian Descent
Zodiac Sign
Faye Chrisley
Todd Chrisley, Randy Chrisley,
Derrick Chrisley
Grand Children
Lindsie and Kyle,
Chase, Savannah and Grayson Chrisley
Businessman, Marketer
Gene Raymond Chrisley with hsi grandson, Chase Chrisley
Gene with his grandson, Chase Chrisley Source: Chase’s Instagram


Gene Raymond Chrisley was born on 9th May 1935 somewhere in the United States. He was born too late Leonard A. Chrisley and his wife, Allie Mae Childers Chrisley. Gene’s parents were originally from Austria but moved to the United States. They also changed their surname to Chrisley as they permanently settled in the United States in the early 1700s. Gene grew up with his seven siblings among which few of them are James Cecil, Leonard Edward, Mary Bryson, and Alice Kathryn Chrisley.

Since Gene was born and raised in the United States, he had American nationality and white ethnicity with Austrian heredity. His birth sign was Taurus.


Physical Appearance

Gene Raymond Chrisley was a handsome man. Taking a peek at his younger pictures, he had a slim body build, and somewhat his son Todd has gained his younger self look. Gene possessed brown eyes. He had grey hair and had a healthy build at his old age. If Gene had the same look today as he was at an early age, many women would have fallen for his looks and charm.


Personal life

Gene Raymond Chrisley tied his knot to a nine-year younger woman named Faye Chrisley. They probably had a love marriage as Faye expressed how she could never find anyone like him anymore after his death. The couple was blessed with three sons namely Todd Chrisley, Randy Chrisley, and Derrick Chrisley. His younger son, Derrick died four months after his birth in June 1971. Both of his sons are married and settled and have children of their own. Together the couple has five grandchildren all from their eldest son.

Gene Raymond Chrisley with his grandchildren
Gene Raymond Chrisley with his grandchildren Source: Savannah’s Instagram

Gene’s son, Todd Chrisley who married two times Teresa Terry and Julie Chrisley, has five children namely Lindsie and Kyle from his first marriage and Chase, Savannah, and Grayson Chrisley from his second marriage.

Gene’s second younger son named Randy Chrisley was married to a woman named Pamela but got divorced in 2016. Randy was diagnosed with cancer in 2014 but his older brother, Todd supported him through all of his operating costs and now he is leading a healthy life.



Gene Raymond Chrisley was a veteran who served in the US Army. He also earned a bronze star for his service in the Korean war. After the war was over, Gene started doing business in the United States. He worked as a marketer as well as a manufacturer. Gene used to sell fashionable home-based products.

16 year old, Gene Raymond Chrisley
16-year-old, Gene Raymond Chrisley Source: Todd Chrisley’s Instagram

Gene Raymond Chrisley’s cause of death

Gene Raymond Chrisley died on 11th July 2012 due to old age. He was surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren at Emory University Hospital during his last breath. He was a great grandfather according to his granddaughter, Savannah Chrisley. For Savannah, Gene was her best friend and called him papa. Gene used to spend his time with his grandchildren. After the death of Gene, Savannah confessed on social media how Gene used to support her through all her school activities and horse show events.

Gene’s granddaughter’s message to him after his death was,

I thank GOD for the 15 years that he gave me with you because those were the best 15 years.

Gene Raymond Chrisley lived last of his year happily and luxuriously as his son was already a well-off businessman and personality. Gene was the heart of the Chrisley family.



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