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January 2, 2014

Obituaries 01/03/2014


Ada — Richard Jackson

ADA — Services for Richard Dean Jackson, 56, of Ada, are at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ada Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Jim Knight will officiate. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Stonewall.

Mr. Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at his home.

He was born Jan. 19, 1957, in Rockdale, Texas, to Monora and I. B. Bounds Jackson. He attended Rockdale, Texas, schools and also Southern Nazarene University in Bethany for four years.

He married Sherry June Sliger on Sept. 12, 1980. She preceded him in death on Sept. 10, 2008.

Mr. Jackson was a forklift operator for George Fisher Mfg. Company and a member of the Ada Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include a son, Jarrod Jackson of Ada; a daughter, Jayce Jackson of Ada; two sisters, Barbara Sue Needham and her husband, Billy, of Cameron, Texas, and Rosemary Gerthe and her husband, Chris, of Ruidoso, N.M.; a brother, Johnny Jackson and his wife, Sandy, of Rockdale, Texas; and a granddaughter, Payten Pratt.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Andy Jackson.

Bearers will be his nephews, Eric Gerthe, Deiter Gerthe, Chad Sliger, Chris Sliger, Robert Long and Sean Childress. Honorary bearers will be members of the Ada Church of the Nazarene: Kent Lee, Darrell Langwell, Terry Lee, Eric Lee and Bryan Lee.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

Buck Crabtree

STONEWALL — Services for Buck Crabtree, 80, of Stonewall are at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Central Church of Christ, with Kelly Benson and Tyler Cope will officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Stonewall.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Criswell Funeral Home.

Mr. Crabtree died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Ada.

He was born Jan. 2, 1933, at Lane to William and Addie Lee Crabtree. He attended grade school at Lane and graduated from McLish High School in 1952. While at McLish, he was a basketball player and was on the All-State Team.

He married Ina Marie Griffin on Dec. 31, 1952, at Harden City.

Mr. Crabtree was employed with Trader Mills for 35 years as a salesman, driver and production manager and retired as the general manager in 1993. He was a longtime member of Fittstown Church of Christ.

Mr. Crabtree bred quarter horses for over 40 years and he had served on the Big 5 board of directors from 2002 until 2012. Mr. Crabtree served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. While in the Army, he played on an Army basketball team.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Crabtree, of the home; a daughter, Beth Crabtree of Stonewall; one son, Todd Crabtree and his wife, Joy, of Byng; a brother, Bill Crabtree of Ada; sister, Evelyn Garrett of Albany, Ore.; two granddaughters, Elisabeth Seitz and her husband, C. J., of Edmond, and Laura Crabtree of Oklahoma City; and a sister-in-law, June Griffin of Ada.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Crabtree, and a brother, Claud Crabtree.

Bearers will be Jerry Winters, Shane Graham, Matt Robertson, Michael Scott, Butch Harris and Bob Griffin. Honorary bearers will be Eldon Flinn, Bill Vineyard, Don Mann, Bill and Carol Ammons, Bill and Ramona Scott, Carl and Yvonne Tackett, Onus and Sue Jordan, Jackie and Jeanie Crawford, Paul Delaplain, Corky Stanton, George Newberry, Jessie Wyche, Ross and Sandra Wyche, and Dan and Cathy Hilgert.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Stonewall-McLish Education Foundation, PO Box 25, Stonewall, OK 74871.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

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