John "Melvin" Crockett

Monday, December 28, 2015

John "Melvin" Crockett, 87, of Rector, passed from this life on Saturday December 26, 2015, at the Chateau on the Ridge Assisted Living in Paragould, Ark. He was born on March 25, 1928, in Rector, and was the son of the late Floyd and Thelma Crockett, both whom preceded him in death.

Melvin had served his country in the U.S. Army and had faithfully served as a deacon in the Rector First Baptist Church for many years. He was self-employed and operated a TV Sales and Repair shop on Main Street in Rector until he retired.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 29, at the First Baptist Church in Rector. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. with Bro. Ardell Polk and Bro. Laramie LeQuieu officiating. Interment will be held at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector under the direction of Irby Funeral Home of Rector.

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