01/15/16 - NNHS Newsletter - Glen Crockett
Glenwood Burk Crockett
Newport News High School Class of @ 1951
Friends and Schoolmates,
There is more sad if rather belated news today. Glen Crockett, Class of @ 1951, brother of Lawana Crockett Merrill, passed away in Craig County on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at the age of 82.
From Eddie Perry ('65) of TN - 01/15/16:
I just found out about a former NNHS football player and neighbor from long ago, Glen Crockett, who had passed away October 31, 2015. Just thought I would pass along since some of the long time graduates of NNHS might remember him. I believe he may have graduated in the early '50s.
Oh, Eddie, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend! Please accept my sincerest condolences. Thank you so much for telling me, as we always want to remember and pay our respects to all of our Typhoon family.
From The Roanoke Times - 11/03/15:
Glenwood Burk Crockett
CRAIG COUNTY - Glenwood B.
Crockett, 82, of Craig County, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015
after a brief illness.
He was born on November 27, 1932 in Roanoke, the son of Burton M. Crockett and Margie Etta Bohon Crockett. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Glen spent much of his youth in Hampton where he grew up enjoying time outdoors hunting and fishing with his favorite dog, Rattler.
He excelled in track and field and loved to play football. He played football for the Army while in service during the Korean War. His real sports passion was weight-lifting, both Olympic style when he was younger and power lifting in masters (senior) class later in life. He held numerous state, national, and world titles and records. He once held the Virginia State record for cling and jerk 165 lb. class that stood for many years in the late 1950's.
Glen retired from General Electric (Salem) in 1995 with 31 years of service in different positions, last of which was in the Navy stock room.
His love of sports was only equaled by his love of horses, which he had
all of his life. He loved to show, raise, and trail ride often. Not able to ride
horses anymore, he spent time riding his motorcycles with his wife, Peggy. Many
a luncheon trip was made to the Swinging Bridge Restaurant for an afternoon ride
where everyone knew them and they had a standing reserved table.
Glen is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Peggy; children, Mark and his wife Elizabeth, and Lee and his wife, Yumi; grandchildren, Mitchell, Ken, Hiro, Max, and Michael; sister, Lawana and her husband, Dr. Robert M. Merrill; niece and nephew, Claire and Craig; cousins, Jimmy, Debbie, Joann, Danease, and Donna; life-long best friend, Bill Masters; and his two horses, Cissy and Fancy.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at the John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem.
A funeral service to honor Glen's life will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 in the funeral home's chapel. The family will hold a private graveside interment.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Healing Strides of Virginia at P.O. Box 56 in Boones Mill, Va. 24065 to honor Glen's love of horses.
The Crockett family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
in Salem, 540-389-5441.
Tuesday, November 03, 2015, 9:05 AM
Peggy and family,
I am so sorry about Glen.
May he rest in peace.
January 18, 2016
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Glen's family and friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Where Can I Turn For Peace?
Emma Lou Thayne (b. 1924)
Music by Jolene G. Meredith (b. 1935)
Where can I turn for peace? Where
is my solace
When other sources cease to make me whole?
When with a wounded heart, anger, or malice,
I draw myself apart, Searching my soul?
Where, when my aching grows, Where, when I languish,
Where, in my need to know, where can I run?
Where is the quiet hand to calm my anguish?
Who, who can understand? He, only One.
He answers privately, Reaches my reaching
In my Gethsemane, Savior and Friend.
Gentle the peace he finds for my beseeching.
Constant he is and kind, Love without end.
"Where Can I Turn for Peace?" midi (and available sheet music)
extracted with the kind assistance of my # 5 son, Nathaniel Harty of IL - 02/03/05
"Where Can I Turn for Peace?" lyrics courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/kat_427/princeofpeace.html - 01/27/05
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 03/15/05
Horses Divider Line clip art courtesy of -http://animalbabiesrescue.org/horses.html - 01/18/16 (sic)
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