TSGT Clarence Edward Crossley, Sr., 87, died on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, MS. Visitation is Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko, MS. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Jordan Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Liberty Chapel Cemetery. Jordan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Rev. Doyle Mitchell and Rev. George Buell will officiate the services.
He served in the United States Marines in World War II. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. He was in a special mission in Portugal and Brazil. He was a member of Liberty Chapel Methodist Church. He was also a member of the V.F.W. American Legion and the Masonic Lodge in Ethel and Liberty Chapel.
He is survived by his wife, Charlene Crossley of Starkville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton Edwin and Lillian Matthews Crossley and his brother, Clayton Crossley.
Pallbearers will be Trent Hughes, Tony Eiland, Paul Pallagi, Keith Davidson, Michael Davidson, and Sean Bruntlett. Honorary pallbearers will be Osman Grice, Allen “Bo” Self, Bob Crabtree, Joe Carden, Peeler Davidson, Jerry Davidson, Rev. Prentiss Gordon, Charles Peeler, and Austin Peeler.
Memorial may be sent to Liberty Chapel c/o Tom and Linda Thompson, 1400 Audubon Point Drive, Horn Lake, MS 38637.