SHELBY- William Brevard Crosby Sr., 94, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center.
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Born in Cleveland County on Sept. 17, 1918, he was the son of the late William Weaver and Dorcas Paxton Crosby. William was a former member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Rutherfordton. He later attended Mulls Memorial Baptist Church. William served in the U. S. Army during World War II as a Sergeant. He was a construction foreman and worked within the rifle range of the front lines on Saipan while the battle was in progress. He enjoyed all sports but especially NY Yankee baseball.
In addition to his parents, William is preceded in death by his first wife, Betty McSwain Crosby, and his second wife, Theo Edgerton Crosby; five brothers, Evans Crosby, Clyde Crosby, Clarence Crosby, J.B. Crosby, and G. C. Crosby; and four sisters, Annie C. Humphries, Lelia C. Jones, and Beatrice C. Beattie.
Mr. Crosby is survived by a son, William "Bill" B. Crosby Jr. and wife Rehnea of Sugarland, Texas; a daughter, Debbie C. Ivester and husband Roger of Boiling Springs; a sister, Pat. C. Hamrick of Boiling Springs; four grandchildren, Christa C. White , Billy Crosby and wife Neysa, Butch Piercy and wife Lynn, Brad Piercy and wife Tiffany; and eight great-grandchildren, Skyler White, Nyah Crosby, Scout Piercy, Preslei Piercy, Keira Crosby, Sage Piercy, Michael Gantt, and Brooks William Crosby.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday prior to the service.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory
Officiated By: Dr. Bulo Price
Burial: Cleveland Memorial Park with full military honors.
Funeral Home: Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Crosby
Memorials: May be made to the
Guest Registry: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
CECIL M. BURTON FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY
106 CHERRYVILLE RD. SHELBY, NC 28150-4208
Published in Shelby Star on Aug. 20, 2013