Todd Chrisley recently honored his later father’s memory with a throwback picture from his days in the army.
Even though Todd Chrisley’s father, Gene Chrisley, died in July 2012, he has remained a considerable part of the family’s lives. Todd recently shared an insight into Gene’s life when he uploaded a throwback image of his father with the caption:
“Found this today of my dad during his stint in the army , he was 16, I am proud of his sacrifices and will never take them lightly.”
Todd Chrisley at NATPE 2016 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on January 20, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images
In the image, the late Chrisley is seen with his hands in the pockets of his army outfit as he smiled and looked straight at the camera.
The Chrisleys, however, found themselves in the middle of a public drama in 2019 after Todd and his wife, Julie, were accused of committing tax evasion, wire fraud, bank fraud, and extortion.
Distractify recalled that Gene died after a battle with cancer when he was 77 years old. The late veteran, who partook in the Korean War, got married to Nanny Faye Chrisley in the ’60s.
In the years that followed his death, the surviving Chrisleys have ensured that they continue to honor his legacy both offline and online. In October of 2019, his granddaughter, Savannah Chrisley, revealed to her fans that her late grandfather was her “best friend and biggest supporter.”
The Sun noted that in February, Chase Chrisley posted a throwback image that featured him and his late grandpa, on his Instagram feed. The photo, which showed Chase eating at the table, was captioned with, “Miss you bubba.”
The Chrisley clan gained fame when they began airing their reality TV show, “Chrisley Knows Best” in 2014. The show quickly gained popularity and endeared the Chrisleys to viewers because of its focus on family.
The Chrisleys, however, found themselves in the middle of a public drama in 2019 after Todd and his wife, Julie, were accused of committing tax evasion, wire fraud, bank fraud, and extortion. Following those allegations, People reported that Todd used a lengthy Instagram post to defend himself and Julie.
While choosing not to “go into details,” the patriarch noted that the case “involved all kinds of really bad stuff like creating phony documents, forging our signatures, and threatening other employees with violence if they said anything.”
Even though they are still facing charges for reportedly evading federal taxes, Todd and Julie’s state tax evasion charge was cleared in Georgia in early October 2019.