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JOHN CHARLES CROCKETT, SR. 1946 - 2013 John Charles Crockett, Sr., 67, of Prairie Village, Kan., passed away peacefully at home on December 10, 2013, after bravely battling cancer. John was born June 17, 1946, to Charles Allen and Annie Marie (Brewer) Crockett at Norfolk Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va. He attended Pembroke Country Day School in Kansas City, Mo., and earned a B.A. from Yale University in 1969. He began his career as a financial analyst at Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, Pa., and moved on to senior positions at C&S Bank in Atlanta, Ga., and Beacon Group in Boston, Mass., and Beverly Hills, Calif. He lived life to the fullest and enjoyed golfing, kayaking, trains, building model railroads, and playing cards. He read voraciously, including the dictionary, and traveled extensively. He is survived by his brother, Bill Crockett (Brenda) of San Francisco, Calif., his son, John Crockett, Jr., of Moscow, Russia, his daughter, Ashley Danis (Tom) of Winnetka, Ill., his son, Roy Crockett of Camp Pendleton, Calif., devoted friend, Jan Milligan and her daughter Anne Helmstetter, granddaughter, Lily Danis and grandsons, John Crockett Danis and Tommy Danis. John will be dearly missed by his family and friends around the country. He was preceded in death by his parents and beloved sister, Jamie (Crockett) Otis. A memorial service is planned for early this year. Memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Hospice Foundation of Kansas City, Kan.
Published in Kansas City Star on Jan. 5, 2014
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