Garvis Leon Crenshaw
was born Oct. 31, 1943, in
Poteau to Robert and Eller
(Goins) Crenshaw. He died
July 26, 2011, in Shreveport,
La., at the age of 67.
Garvis served in the U.S.
Army during the Vietnam
War. He married Rebecca
Braden on Jan. 3, 1989, in Hugo. He
enjoyed spending time with family and
friends, especially his grandchild.
Garvis was preceded in death by his
parents; brothers Lewis Crenshaw, Junior
Crenshaw and Edgar Crenshaw; and sisters
Margie Parker, Hazel Carson and Dorene
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca
“Becky” of the home; sons Kyle Crenshaw
of the home and Garvis Crenshaw Jr. of
Pennsylvania; daughters Shayleena
Crenshaw of the home and Charlotte Lynn
Johnson of Miami, Okla.; five grandchil-
dren, Autin Vipperman, Ashley Johnson,
Gibby Johnson, Lacey Johnson, and Nathan
Johnson; brother Calvin Petrey of Colorado;
sisters Freda Riley and husband Jim of
Glenpool and Ione Hammans of Poteau;
and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.,
Saturday, July 30, at Jesus Name Assembly
of God Church, Panama.
Pastor Daniel Cress will officiate.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery,
Panama, under the direction of Mills and
Coffey Funeral Home, Antlers.