Gene Crossan

Gene Crossan, age 84, of Coldspring, Texas, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018. He was born April 25, 1934, in Kingston, West Virginia, to parents Phillip and Mollie Crossan who preceded him in death along with his beloved first wife, June Bowyer Crossan; and brothers, Jimmy, Hermann, Tommy, Eddie and Joe Crossan.

Mr. Crossan was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, bird hunting and camping. He loved to travel and especially enjoyed the scenery of the West Virginia Mountains. Gene also enjoyed bowling and playing cards, but his grandkids made him the most happy. Gene served about 23 years in the Air Force and was very proud of his time spent serving our county. He went on to become a skilled carpenter who could build just about anything.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Darling Crossan; son, Jeff Crossan and wife Pam; daughters, Suzan Crossan, Kelly Elswick and husband Jeff; grandchildren, Kristen Jorgenson and husband Curtis, Cody Crossan and wife Megan, Andria Bush and husband Casey, Nicholas Carico and wife Lisa, Danielle Elswick and Jeffrey Elswick; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Jorgenson, Kaylynn Jorgenson, Coraline June Crossan, Emerson Bush, Ayla Carico and Jaxon Carico; along with numerous other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Coldspring United Methodist Church, Coldspring, Texas.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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