Monte J. Crockett
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CROCKETT Monte J. Crockett, 73, went to be with the Lord on June 13, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Talcott, W. Va. on July 14, 1938 to Arelious and Danese Crockett. Monte graduated from Lincoln High School in Hinton, W.Va and Highland University in New Mexico. He was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church for many years. He played for the Buffalo Bills as a tight end in the early 1960's. He worked many years in the youth services field and then retired as the Deputy Director of Franklin County Juvenile and Domestic Court system. He was preceded in death by his father Arelious Crockett, sisters Carol Chatman and Sharon Archie. He is survived by his loving wife, Peggy A. Crockett; son, Jared (Shayne) Crockett; daughter, Kyra (Giovanni) Crockett-Hodge; mother, Erma D. Crockett; brothers, Robert, Darryl, Kenneth (Jennie) Crockett; sisters, Brenda Smith e' Incas, Jacqueline Crockett; grandchildren, Jasmyn and Myles Crockett, Dallas and Chase Hodge; brother-in-law, Edward (Stephanie) Johnson; and a host of neices, nephews, other relatives and close friends. The celebration of life service will take place on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at 1 p.m., at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 428 E. Main St. Rev. Dr. Charles E. Booth will be officiating. Family will receive friends at 10 a.m. until the time of service. Entombment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may sign condolences
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Jun. 15 to Jun. 17, 2012.
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June 9, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Rene Bean
August 10, 2012
God was truly busy touching souls in Talcott, West Virginia, which is where the Mann family first knew the Crockett's. So glad to read all of the beautiful comments about Monte and to know that he followed the path that was embedded in us all. God surely is saying "well done my good and faithful servant God Bless Brenda and Crockett family. Elinor "Mann" Agee "Ladybug"
Elinor Agee
July 26, 2012
To the Crockett family,
I share your loss as "Monte" has been a true, kind and thoughtful friend to me since our school days.
The entire Crockett family will forever have a special place in my heart and my prayers will be with you.
"Monte", I know you are resting in peace in the love of God as you lived a good, kind, generous, glorious and prayerful life.
You will live on in my memories of the wonderful person which I know you to have been.
God be with you "Miss" Danese.
Mary Alice Sweeney
July 14, 2012
Jared and family, I am so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. I have known your dad since 1973 when I came to work at FCCS. Indeed he was giant of a man in providing the youth at Franklin Village structure, direction and hope for their future. Monte was like a father figure to many boys who had no father in their lives. His impact will live on forever in the many lives he touched.

"Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot healed."
Rachel Bibb
July 9, 2012
I was saddened to hear of Mr.Crockett's passing. I very much enjoyed working with him at Juvenile Court. May God bless the family.
Valerie Thomas- FCCS
Valerie Thomas
June 22, 2012
Kyra, I heard about your father's passing yesterday. You and your famiily are in my prayers. Eastmoor 1994.
Michelle Artis
June 21, 2012
I hit a homerun when I hired Monte to work in the Juvenile court. He had love for people of all ages and a special gift to work woth children in need. He moved up the ladder in the Court and I was happy to be at his retirement party. I would have been at the funeral but for my health problems. God bless Monte and his family for all the people he helped. Reired Judge John W. Hill
June 21, 2012
Crocketts influence in my life was brief, but he had an impact. I've thought about him off and on for years. Remembering his being a firm, yet gentle man. Thank you Coach, you've left the world a better place! Say Hi to Pop Iverson! : )
Regina H.
June 21, 2012
Crocketts influence in my life was brief, but appreciated and will always be remembered. I remember him as firm, kind and available to listen. RIP Coach!
Regina H
June 20, 2012
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
regina nelson
June 20, 2012
I will miss my neighbor. My prayers of condolence and comfort go out ot Mrs Crocket and her family.

Cullen, Cherise & Emai' Daniel
June 20, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you feel God's love and peace now and always.
June 19, 2012
God bless the family,thank you for sharing MR Crockett with all the family in COLUMBUS OHIO.PEACE AND LOVE.
June 19, 2012
Peggy & Family, Your loss is one that so many have felt! Monte was a man who was loved & respected by so many in work & play! The many condolences you have received are testimonies of what a Kind & Caring Man he was and proof of All the lives he touched & helped, in his own Special Way!
My thanks will always be with him for his help in adopting my two Special Daughters!
Hugs & Prayers to All the Crockett Family!
He will be missed by all who knew him!
Nicki Mahood
June 19, 2012
My deepest sympathy to Peggy and children, Ed and Stephanie. Mr. Crockett gave me my first job at Franklin Village. My late parents thought the world of Mr. Crockett and all the work he did for the youth services. You will be missed by many, but all the wonderful work you completed for this city will always be remembered, God Bless You, Bonnie Roberts-Little.
June 19, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the crockett family
Thank you Monte for being a great mentor and lader to me and many others.
Denzill Cooper (Denny)
June 19, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the Crockett family. May you find comfort in knowing that our loved ones although no longer with us physically, they live on through us in our hearts and memories. I also wanted to say not only did Mr. Crockett help many children here at the County, he also helped many adults. Mr. Crockett is the reason I have been employed with Franklin County for 25+ years. He was the reason I was hired and the reason I was transferred to the Domestic Division in 1990 instead of being fired. I have always appreciated that Mr. Crockett cared enough to help me all those years ago, even though he didn't know me that well. He was tall in stature and mighty in his presence. He will be missed by a lot of people but never ever forgotten.

Lisa M. (Harris) Cupe
June 19, 2012
My Prayers and Condolences go out to my family. May you all be Bless.
Johnetta M. Crockett
June 19, 2012
My sincere condolences to the family of "Crockett," especially his wife, Peggy. Thank you for sharing "Crockett" with us. As my brother, Darryl, so eloquently stated, a "tree has fallen in the village" but before it fell, its seedlings were scattered throughout the village and beyond. I am a tree that is taller and stronger because of Crockett's mentorship--he made a huge impact in my life during my many years in the "village." I will always remember him. They just don't make them like "Crockett", the late Pop Iverson, or Martin Burns. Men who guided you with a firm hand and kept you on the straight and narrow--men who really cared about you and your path. For whatever the circumstancs that brought so many children to the "village," for us he provided a shelter in the storm. A tree's roots take hold and grow deeper--a tree may fall but its roots remain. I am forever indebted.
Donita Judge, Esq.
June 18, 2012
I am happy to have known and worked beside Monte in the court system. My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. Clarice Smith Kinard
June 18, 2012
Dear Peggy-
I'm truly sorry for your loss. I have great memories of playing football with Monte in the AFL. He was a good roommate, great teammate and a hard worker. I will miss him.
Elbert Dubenion
June 18, 2012
Mr. Crockett was simply "The Man". He was a blessing to many youth and their sometimes frustrated parents attempting to make their way through the juvenile justice system. For decades, Mr. Crockett would guide and direct their pathways. My condolences are extended to the family & friends of this great man who will be sadly missed.
Toya L. Judge-Jordan
June 18, 2012
Peggy, Jared, and Kyra
No words can ever express the love and gratitude I have for knowing and enjoying the Crockett's thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives. He will always be in my heart. Surely missed but never forgotten. Love Alicia Zanders (Shelton)
Alicia Zanders
June 18, 2012
My thoughts and prayers to the Crockett family in your loss. I worked with Mr. Crockett at the Juvenile Court System for many years, he was a good man and good leader in the community. May God be with you.
Ruth Chaffin
Ruth Chaffin
June 18, 2012
To the family of Monte Crockett. Such a good man, know that your loss is also the loss of the world. I'm fill so bless to have known him.
Carole Simmons
June 18, 2012
My condolences to the Crockett family. Find peace that while here on earth, Monte made a difference, as a husband, father, community leader, mentor, and as a Man of God. Rest in Peace.
Edward Mills
June 18, 2012
To the Crockett Family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Crockett was well thought of and respected. Thoughts and prayers to family members as you go through this difficult time.
Star Rutherford
June 18, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Tara McMorris/FCJDC
June 18, 2012
Sending my prayers and condolences to my family during their loss. God Bless each and everyone of you.
Cassandra Mattox-Skipper
June 18, 2012
Look up and see god your help is on the way.
bevelyn carter
June 18, 2012
Peggy thanks for being Monte's light. He loved James Cleveland's music and we would often talk about it. He was a god father when it came to youth. My prayers will remember your family in prayer. I will miss Monte but I know his with god. Much love to your family.
bevelyn carter
June 17, 2012
Prayers Are With You
W. Isaac Thomas
June 17, 2012
Tina Crockett
June 17, 2012
A Great tree has fallen in the village. We celebrate all homegoings as important events.Yet,this goes beyong that."Crockett," as he was affectionately know to all the children who came thru Franklin Village, was an institution of juvenile justice. He literally touched and transformed thousands upon thousands of youth. My entire line of siblings is indebted to crockett and his wife Peggy, who graciously shared him with us.Legions of children avoided many pitfalls because of Crockett's intervention and passion for his work. A great tree has fallen in the village. We love you, Crockett, "you old buzzard."
Darryl Judge
June 17, 2012
Crockett Family,
I was so sorry to read of the loss of Mr. Crockett. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time and in the days ahead. Mr. Crockett was a GREAT MAN!! May God Bless and Keep you all!

Althea Spinner
(FCCS retiree)
June 17, 2012
May the family of Monty Crockett fine comfort in knowing that he is with the Lord, and that each of you will remember him in your own loving way. The Lord be with you during this difficult time.
The R. J. Boyd and Family
Becky Boyd
June 17, 2012
Please make note that the service will be on Weds at 1pm and we will be receiving friends from 10am until the time of service. There will be no showing on Tuesday. The family thanks you all for your kind words in this time of despair!
Kyra Crockett
June 17, 2012
Mr. Crockett was great influence on teenagers...almost a legend among a lot of local one could talk to a child the way he did...Rest In Peace Mr. Crockett you will be missed...

V. Coates Columbus OH
June 16, 2012
Mr Crockett gave my sons father Barkley one of his first jobs and helped me alot when i was a runaway He was the roughest father figure I had ever known ,and I will miss him so Your friend trisha Fletcher
June 16, 2012
I worked with Monte at the juvenile court system and I had never seen a man have so much passion for his job and the peoples lives he touched was overwhelming to me. He touched my life tremendously in so many ways and I am going to miss him terribly. I know I will never meet a man like him because God only made one of them. May God be with your family in this time of loss, but he is going to touch heaven like he touched all here on earth.
Rene Bean-Birmingham, AL
June 16, 2012
When i first started at Franklin County as a Court Security Officer,i met Mr. Crockett, i don't refer to too many people as Mr.,but Mr. Crockett, just seemed to deserve that.A true Gentleman,who will allways live in my memory's. My deepest condolances to the family.
Charles Canterbury
June 16, 2012
To Peggy,Jared,and Kyra: You have my deepest sympathy regarding Monte's passing!!I remember watching him play for Buffalo Bills in the 60's and then getting to meet him when I came to Columbus was a blessing! He was the "Man" at the Juvenile Court and was a strong man and a role model that dealt with youth better than anyone I knew! He was a gentle and kind man and a great athlete and played softball together. I worked with him at the "Village" with the Neglected and Abused youth for 6 years. When he hired me, I was more than grateful. Since I left Columbus, I always stopped by to see him and Peggy! Kyra and my Daughter spent nights together as children. He was my friend and I will miss him. May he rest in peace and continued blessing's to his beautiful family!!!
George Staples
June 16, 2012
To Peggy and Children,Monte is your Loving Husband and Father and We thank You for sharing him with so many families,I never knew another Man I had more respect for and I love Monte Crockett,I regret not taking the invitation he extended to me to come by and see him,I know he had alot of pride but,he cared enough about me to allow me to come visit with him and now for me it becomes a loss opportunity,my heart aches but please let the word of God be a soothing balm for you Peggy and Children,the families of thousands are with you,thanks,Charles&Anna Traylor
Charles Traylor
June 16, 2012
Praying for the Family-Haynes, Biggers, and Ross.
Faith Booker
June 15, 2012
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