Charles Crockett


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Posted Online: Feb. 22, 2013, 7:19 pm
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Charles David Crockett, 76, of Rapids City, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at his home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Wildwood Church, 18717 Hubbard Road, East Moline. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, 6601 38th Ave., Moline. Burial will be at Hampton Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Wildwood Church or to the Lymphoma Research Foundation.
Charlie was born on June 28, 1936, in Hayti, Mo., the son of Neal and Shellie McMahon Crockett. He married Gwen Logue on June 9, 1962, in Port Byron.
Charlie worked as a welder with Case IH for 32 years, retiring in 1991. He was an avid collector and dealer of farm toys and well-known and respected by many other collectors. Charlie enjoyed being outdoors and caring for his gardens, flowers and home. He was a good friend to many and enjoyed helping others, especially his church family. Charlie could often be found attending his grandchildren's many activities. Above all, he loved spending time with his wife, daughters and sons-in-law and grandchildren. He was their "Tower of Strength."
Survivors include his wife, Gwen Crockett, Rapids City; daughters, Kim (Greg) Aust, Davenport, and Karla (Todd) Zweifel, Davenport; grandchildren, Jessica, Brianna and David Aust, and Collin, Logan and Mason Zweifel; brother, Frank (Barb) Crockett, Silvis; sisters, Jean (Don) LaFerney, Kingsport, Tenn., and Shellie (Dale) Darnall, Portageville, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeffrey Lee Crockett; brother, Byron Crockett; and sister, Susie Noe.
The family wishes to extend a special "thank you" to Dr. Michael Porubcin and his staff for their great care and compassion, and to their church family for their love, prayers and support, especially over the last two years.
Online condolences may be left for his family by visiting www.esterdahl.com.














 




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