Charles Blakemore Crozier, son of Oliver Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Blakemore) Crozier, was born March 2, 1929, in the Oak Grove Community, Adair County, Oklahoma. He went home to his reward on February 13, 2015, at his home in the Pilgrim Rest Community, Stilwell, Oklahoma, surrounded by his loving family.
Charles received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in Industrial Arts. He taught at local area schools, Horn, Christie, and Maryetta for many years. Charles was a member of the Adair County Retired Teachers Association, a previous board member at the Stilwell Pentecostal Holiness Church, and he also served on the Adair County Farm Bureau Board. He currently attended the First Christian Church. Charles enjoyed farming and time spent with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Mary Crozier, his first love and wife of 51 years, Pauline (Chambers) Crozier, four sisters, Margarite Garrison, Mary Lou Chandler, Betty Jo Starr, and Billie Marie Crozier, and a stepson Roger Leonard Auffet.
His surviving family includes his loving wife of nearly 11 wonderful years, Billie Lois Crozier, of the home; children, Charles Wayne and Cindy Crozier, Robert and Brenda Crozier, all of Stilwell, Paula and Rob McGarrah of Siloam Springs, AR; grandchildren, Courtney and Rex Blisard, Cory Blake and Amanda Crozier; Crystal and Kelly Burns, Brent Crozier, and Justin Crozier; Jordan and Alicia McGarrah; great grandchildren Camryn Jo and Calleigh Faith Blisard, Blake Christian, Caislyn Hope, and Caryss Grace Crozier, Kendall and Brittany Blisard, Kyla and Nic Howard; Robert Ace and Trinity Kay Vogle, Ashlie and Shannon Nichols, Haylie Grace Burns; Elijah Hunter McGarrah; step-children Debora Munn of Tulsa and Jerry Auffet of Pawhuska; eight step grandchildren, and numerous step great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends also survive him.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the First Christian Church with Charles W. Crozier and Eldon Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.