From Victoria Cripps-Sauer
WILLIAM RILEY CROOK May
- - William Riley Crook died Monday night at his home morth of Van Alstyne
after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held today, 5 pm at
the Van Alstyne Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. J. H. Vail of Whitesboro,
assisted by the pastor, Rev. Simpson.
Burial will be in the
Van Alstyne cemetery, directed by Fox-Fanning Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Oran
Sterling, Clyde Massie, Sam Gray, Bill ONeal, Jim Kemp, and Doyle Martin.
Mr. Crook was born in
Liberty, Tenn. April 8, 1869. He was married Sept 2, 1894 to Miss
Sarah Emaline Cipher.
He is survived by the
following children: Mrs. Burrell Howell, Mrs. Clyde Cripps, Wesley Crook
and Leslie Crook of Van Alstyne. Mrs. W. A. Goode, Gunter, Mrs. J. L. Olds,
Weatherford, W. T. Crook, Beamount, Talmadge Crook, Houston and Mrs. Guss
Sims, Daisetta; 28 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
He is also survived by
five sister, Mrs. Sarah Vandergriff and Mrs. Neal Parker of Van Alstyne;
Mrs. Polly Hawker, Liberty, Tenn. Mrs. Lester Farmer, Rdland, Calif., and
Mrs. Francis Bowman, Mansfield and one brother, Bob Crook, Kington, Okla.
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