PADUCAH, Ky. - Billie W. Crenshaw, 74, formerly of Mississippi County, Mo., died at 11:19 a.m. Nov. 25, 2004, at the Jefferson Health Care at Lees Summit, Mo.
Born May 14, 1930, in West Paducah, son of the late Carlos W. and Lovie Mae Madding Crenshaw, he had lived in Paducah for the past few years and had lived a number of years in St. Charles, Mo., and the Warrenton, Mo., area. Employed as a powerhouse foreman with McDonald-Douglas Company in St. Louis until his retirement in 1992, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Warrenton and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War.
On Dec. 17, 1954, he married Ruth Ellen Skinner who preceded him in death on Sept. 29, 1999.
Surviving are: one son, Steven Crenshaw of Fort Worth, Texas; four daughters, Sherrie Herter of Warrenton, Kathy Butler of Lees Summit, Connie Crenshaw of Nashville, Tenn., and Sandra Wilson of St. Peters, Mo.; six brothers, J.B. Crenshaw, Richard Crenshaw, Jimmy Butler, Bennie Joe Crenshaw, Ronnie Crenshaw and Ricky Crenshaw of Paducah; six sisters, Jean Parker, Bessie Stewart, Patsy Parker, Dorothy Nell Jones, Charlene Lee and Gail Rothchild of Paducah; and eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
One brother, Russ Crenshaw, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from noon Sunday until time for services at 2 p.m. Sunday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. The Rev. Kelly Grubbs, pastor of the Murray Lane Baptist Church of Sikeston, Mo., will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.
Pallbearers will be his six brothers and his brothers-in-law, Russ Skinner and Donnie Skinner.