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Obituaries

January 4, 2013

DR. DAVID BROOKS CRENSHAW

COMMERCE — Dr. David Brooks Crenshaw, aka “Doc”, 67, of Commerce, died at 3:27 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at the Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Texas. He was born May 15, 1945 in Columbia, Mo. He is survived by his wife Pamela Portwood Crenshaw.  He was married to Sharon Preston Pickett Crenshaw, deceased.  Also surviving is his first wife Sherry Gail Quisenberry Crenshaw.

Also surviving are his sister Donna West-Gray and brother Dean Crenshaw and wife Doris.  Children:  Denise Stapleton and husband Steven, David Keith Crenshaw and wife Mary Lee, Joe Crenshaw and fiancée Addie White, and Brook Crenshaw.  Grandchildren:  Garrett Stapleton, Nate Crenshaw, Lana Stapleton, and Annabeth Crenshaw.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Perry and Addie Karlene Crenshaw and oldest brother, Loren Wayne Sapp.

David Crenshaw had a high appreciation for a good education.  He held a bachelor of science in animal husbandry at the University of Missouri in Columbia, a master’s degree in animal breeding at the University of Missouri, and his PhD in animal cytogenetics at the University of Missouri.

David played an integral part to the Texas A&M -Commerce University system.  He was a faculty member from 1984-2010. His previous posts included interim dean for the college of arts & sciences, department head of the agricultural sciences, animal science professor and also led the Presidential Search Advisory Committee at TAMC.  He also held the status of animal science professor and academic coordinator for the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville).  He received numerous recognitions for his services and talents at both universities he served.

The memorial service is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Commerce, Texas.  Pastor Sherry Crenshaw will be officiating. A private, family burial will precede the service.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Dr. David “Doc” Crenshaw Memorial Scholarship at TAMUC Foundation, PO Box 3011, Commerce, TX 75429.

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