On Wednesday, January 10, 2024, Calvin C. Crosby, age 96, died at the Wheatridge Park Care Center in Liberal, Kansas.
Calvin was born on July 9, 1927, in Forgan, Oklahoma, to George W. and Edna (Montgomery) Crosby.
Calvin's life journey began in Forgan, Oklahoma, where he completed his education at the 9th grade. He was a dedicated truck driver for Yellow Freight Trucking and worked as a deputy for Howard Smith and others, a job that brought him joy and fulfillment throughout his career.
Calvin cherished his relationships deeply and was blessed with two wonderful spouses throughout his life - Dona L. Brown and was united in marriage to Sharon Sawyers on February 2, 1975, until her death on February 2, 2018. Together, they built a lifetime of memories and experiences.
Calvin's devotion to family extended to his children as well. He was a loving father to four sons, and three daughters. In addition to the love he held for his family, Calvin had an adventurous spirit that led him to explore new places and create long-lasting memories. He enjoyed the open road, traveling to new destinations, and experiencing the many wonders our world has to offer. His time spent as a truck driver allowed him to meet people from all walks of life and hear their stories, which he cherished dearly. His kindness, love, and dedication will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him. May his memories bring comfort to his family and friends during this difficult time.
He is survived by his sons, Calvin George Crosby of Liberal, Kansas, Allen Dewayne Crosby and his wife Vicky of Liberal, Kansas, Timithy Crosby Sr. of Arnold, Missouri and Eric Don Crosby with his wife Tracy of Belle Center, Ohio, daughters, Donna J. Knox and her husband Tony of Flint Texas; Belinda Warren and her husband, Wes from Liberal, Kansas; and sister Claudette Caffy from Liberal, Kansas. Calvin will also be remembered fondly by his twenty-two grandchildren who brought immense joy into his life. He also had the pleasure of being great-grandfather to many little ones who added an extra sparkle to his days. Lastly, he leaves behind one great-great-grandchild whose arrival brought immense happiness to him.
Calvin was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Edna Crosby, his spouses, Dona L. Brown, and Sharon Sawyers, daughter, Holly Mundt, daughter-in-law, Diane Crosby, and great granddaughter, Nevaeh Mundt and great granddaughter, Debbie Grice on December 24, 1996, and great grandson, Preston Grice on March 8, 2007, brothers, George W. Crosby, Isom “Buster” Sylvester Crosby, and sisters, Doris Mae Withrow, and Anna Lee Brown.
There will be no visitation per Calvin’s request.
A Graveside Service will be scheduled for later in the year.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hornungfuneralhome.com