Eddie Alford McCroskey
Eddie Alford McCroskey, 70, of Poteau died Feb. 17, 2014, in Poteau. He was born April 26, 1943, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Orville and Wilma (McConnell) McCroskey. He earned his Doctorate of Law degree from OCU in 1972.He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Charles Lake McCroskey; two brothers, Dinger and Bobby McCroskey; a sister, Anna Marie McCroskey.Eddie is survived by his wife, Ann McCroskey of the home; son, Eddie McCroskey II of Wister; three daughters, Charlotte and husband Mack Schmidt of Poteau, Jaclyn and husband John Meeh of Wister and Crystal and husband Allan Hensley of Shady Point; brothers, Charles McCroskey of Poteau, Freddy and wife Mary McCroskey of Oklahoma City; sister, Emma and husband A.V. Skinner of Poteau; grandchildren, Alex and Angel Schmidt, Treven Ward, Acelyn and Addison McCroskey, Cole and Bryar Hensley, Joel and Jonah Meeh and Nate Brown; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis McCroskey of Shady Point and Marie McCroskey of Poteau; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, friends and loved ones.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, at Springhill Baptist Church, Monroe, with Pastors Dan Fisher and Rick Snyder officiating. Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau. The family has requested Gideon Bibles in lieu of flowers. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at www.gracemanorfh.com.