Thomas "Tom" Lee Crossland, 72, of Humphrey was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock. He was born in Romance on Nov. 13, 1941.
Tom was proud to have had the opportunity to serve his country in the Army for 14 years. He was even prouder to preach God’s Word and to witness to others about his Lord and Savior. He had a heart of gold and left an amazing example of how to live by his words and actions. His love for children of all ages was evident through his service as a baseball coach and umpire, trainer for the Gillett High School football team, bowling coach, and simply just acting like a kid to earn their trust. He is resting now with the Lord, but his works will live on in ways that cannot be overlooked.
He was preceded in death by his loving parents, Coleman and Deola Crossland.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Lillie; one daughter and son-n-law, Casey and Zach McCrotty of North Little Rock; one son, Coleman Crossland of Conway; three brothers, Randall (Pauline) Crossland and Dean (Ronda) Crossland, both of Bryant, and Felton(Linda) Crossland of Villa Rica, Ga.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Turpin Funeral Home in Stuttgart. Burial will follow at Frazier Cemetery on Highway 152 near Humphrey. Visitors will be received at his home in Humphrey.
Visitation was held on Nov. 21 at Turpin Funeral Home in Stuttgart.
Memorials may be made to Faith Missionary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 68, Aubrey, AR 72311.
Online guestbook: www.turpinco.com