Published 12:00 am Monday, August 17, 2009
Wilson Crenshaw Sr. died August 1, 2009. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 8, 2009 from Hudson Funeral Services of Greenville. Discourse was provided by Brother Johnny Bradley. Inurnment was entrusted to Southern Memorial of Montgomery with Hudson Funeral Services directing.
Mr. Crenshaw was born on June 22, 1949, in Greenville, to the late Anner Crenshaw and the late Wilbert Crenshaw Sr. His parents and four of his brothers – Ervin, Willie George, Wilbert Jr. and Leon – preceded him in death.
Mr. Crenshaw was an employee of Rheem Manufacturing Co. in Greenville for 23 years. He was also a member of the Forest Home Volunteer Fire Department.
Early in life, he joined Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville. His memories will be cherished by a loving and dedicated wife, Carolyn Kelley Crenshaw; two daughters, Debra Ann Crenshaw and Regina Ann Crenshaw and one son, Wilson (Samantha) Crenshaw Jr., all of Greenville.
He also had six children whom he loved as his own, Ledrick (Calandra) Crenshaw and Surtaurus (Lakeshia) Crenshaw, both of Montgomery, Linda Jean Smith and Edna Lois Smith, both of Pascagoula, Miss., William Earl Smith of Ft. Walton, Fla., and Sylvester Smith of Greenville; 31 grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Claretta (James) Powell and one brother, O’Neal Crenshaw, both of Greenville; a mother-in-law, Katie M. Pond; two sisters-in-law, Glennece P. Hawkins of Montgomery and Claudia (Elliot_ Lewis of Greenville; two brothers-in-law, Willie James Kelley of Greenville; Johnny A. Lewis of Cleveland, Ohio; two aunts, Rosetta Crenshaw and Susie Crenshaw; one uncle, David (Susie), all of Birmingham; a special devoted friend, Sallie M. Warren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.