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C.A. Crissup

August 16, 1932 — December 16, 2015

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.

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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