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H.M. "BILLY" CRENSHAW, 94, of Paris, left this earth on Tuesday December 9, 2014 from his residence. Graveside rites will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Thursday December 11, 2014 at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Mark Hutchison officiating. The family will greet friends at the cemetery immediately following the service.
Billy was born August 3, 1920 in Clarksville, Texas, the only child of Henry C. and Bonnie McCallister Crenshaw. He moved with the family to Paris, where he completed his studies at Paris High School in the class of 1939. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy aboard the Destroyer U.S.S. Dyess, as a combat Naval engineer. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. Billy was a consummate craftsman, having worked as the lead carpenter for Harrison-Walker & Harper for over twenty-four years. His occupation led to membership in the Carpenters Union, and he was known and respected across northeast Texas for his abilities and dedication to his craft. It was appropriate that during this Holy season the Master Carpenter called him home and relieved him of the pain and frustration that his earthly body had endured.
He married Martha Adams in 1938 in Hugo, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Billie Jean Crenshaw Simmons, on February 28, 1987, and a grandson.
Survivors include his wife Martha, of the home; a son, Don Crenshaw and wife Terrie Jane, of Pittsburg; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and as a host of extended family and friends.
The family expresses their deepest thanks and appreciation to all his caregivers during the last years of Billy's life, knowing that their tender care will never be forgotten.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
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