Dr. David Brooks Crenshaw, aka “Doc”, 67, of Commerce, died at 3:27 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at the Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville. He was born May 15, 1945, in Columbia, Mo.
He is survived by his wife Pamela Portwood Crenshaw. He was married to Sharon Preston Pickett Crenshaw, deceased. Also surviving is his first wife Sherry Gail Quisenberry Crenshaw.
Also surviving are his sister, Donna West-Gray, brother Dean Crenshaw and wife Doris; children, Denise Stapleton and husband Steven, David Keith Crenshaw and wife Mary Lee, Joe Crenshaw and fiancée Addie White, and Brook Crenshaw, and grandchildren, Garrett Stapleton, Nate Crenshaw, Lana Stapleton, and Annabeth Crenshaw.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Perry and Addie Karlene Crenshaw and oldest brother, Loren Wayne Sapp.
David Crenshaw had a high appreciation for a good education. He held a bachelor of science in animal husbandry at the University of Missouri in Columbia, a master’s degree in animal breeding at the University of Missouri, and his PhD in animal cytogenetics at the University of Missouri.
David played an integral part to the Texas A&M-Commerce University system. He was a faculty member from 1984 to 2010. His previous posts included interim dean for the college of arts & sciences, department head of the agricultural sciences, animal science professor and also led the Presidential Search Advisory Committee at A&M-Commerce. He also held the status of animal science professor and academic coordinator for the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University-Kingsville). He received numerous recognitions for his services and talents at both universities he served.
The memorial service is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Commerce. Pastor Sherry Crenshaw will be officiating. A private family burial will precede the service.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Dr. David “Doc” Crenshaw Memorial Scholarship at Texas A&M University-Commerce Foundation, PO Box 3011, Commerce, 75429. Memo line: Dr. Crenshaw.