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Helena - Clarence Arthur Crissup was born on August 16, 1932, in his parent's home, three miles northwest of Helena, Oklahoma to Everett Theodore and Susie Mildred (Campbell) Crissup. He went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.
|Clarence "C.A." Arthur Crissup
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jeanne; daughters, Jeannette Redman and husband, Lee of Goltry, Oklahoma and Joyce Thomas and husband, Merrill of Edmond, Oklahoma; son, Jeff Crissup and wife, Debbie of Helena, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Nathan Redman and wife, Kristina, Andrew Redman and wife, Becky and Caleb Redman, all of Edmond, Oklahoma, Bethany Ramirez and husband, Alec of Enid, Oklahoma, Reuben Thomas and wife, Tana of Edmond, Oklahoma, Leslie Smith and husband, Micah of Nashville, Tennessee; Mary Alice Cheray and husband, Cassidy of Wichita, Kansas; Jesse Crissup and wife, Janell of Alva, Oklahoma, Zachary Crissup of Fairmont, West Virginia; Cali Crissup of Stillwater, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, William and Wesley Redman, Isaac, Eli and Nehemiah Redman, Brody and Siya Thomas, all of Edmond, Oklahoma, Harper Smith of Nashville, Tennessee, Remington Cheray of Wichita, Kansas and Tierney Crissup of Alva, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Susie Crissup; infant sister, Evelyn; brother, Dwayne Crissup and nephew, Rodney Crissup.
C.A. attended Green Plain Country Grade School and attended and graduated from Helena High School in 1950. On November 16, 1951 C.A. and Jeanne Askew eloped and were married in the Wesleyan Methodist parsonage in Enid, Oklahoma.
C.A. and Jeanne lived in Helena except five months while C.A. was employed in the oil field in New Mexico and West Texas. He bought his first truck in 1954 and hauled livestock for 43 years, and subsequently continued driving for greater than ten years for Groendyke Transport of Enid, Oklahoma. C.A. was an area farmer and rancher for many years raising cattle and horses, with a special love for his horses.
He attended Helena Church of the Nazarene.
His family will remember him as a young, bull and bronc riding cowboy, and who loved the sport of rodeo; a daddy who first loved his small children, and later became their best quiet and calm confidante; a faithful and loving husband to his wife, Jeanne; a grandfather whose grandchildren adored him and loved his sense of humor.
Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 20, 2015 at Timberlake High School Auditorium in Helena, Oklahoma with Rev. Dean Holt officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery next to their infant daughter. Viewing will be Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Auditorium.
Memorials may be given to Helena Church of the Nazarene Building Fund through the funeral home.
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Our thoughts and prayers to your family at the loss of Mr. Crissup.
Jeanne sorry for your lost. Just know no more suffering. Prayers sent to you and family.
Mildred (Youngblood) Anthony
Dear Family, were so sorry to hear about C.A.. He was such a nice man & we always enjoyed visiting with him. The last time I saw him was at the Sale Barn & after we had talked a few minutes I told him I'd better get back to work, he said, thanks for taking time to talk an old man, such a kind thing to say, I will always remember that.
Prayers for you & yours to get through this difficult time in you loss.
Gary & Janice Anderson
My thoughts and prayers to the family. CA was a tough hard working man.
I met him as a young man, and trucked with my Dad, Jackie Jack and him when I was Senior in college. When I was stationed in in Virginia for Army, He, my Dad, and Jackie Green were on a trip near my area. I met them with my Wife, and son. We went to a KFC. Later I learned they all got sick. Jackie Green still won’t eat that anymore. Luckily, my family did not get ill.
I remember the trips Dad and CA made to NYC to haul sheep. What a long trip home, empty.
CA was a good friend. He will be missed but I am sure he is watching rodeo some in the sky. I liked him very much.
What a wonderful celebration of Uncle CA's life and his legacy on Sunday. Thank you to the church for an amazing meal/time for family fellowship prior to the service. Thank you to the wonderful singers and to Jeanette's amazing toughness/devotion as well as to the great stories told by Reverend Holt...and a special thank you to all who attended, truly a testament of the blessed life CA lead.
Jeanne, you are as beautiful as ever, and I cherish the moments I had with you on Sunday.
In quite moments of prayer/reflection on the day CA passed (found out later than evening he had passed) three phrases "Quick Wit, Sage Advice, Tough Love" kept coming to my mind. Gave a sense of calmness one can only find in prayer, no doubt CA has that perfect sese of calmness surrounding him now in heaven.
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