James B. Crenshaw, age 71 of Springfield, TN died Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at his home. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Dale Swearingen and Carolyn Fitch officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 9 AM until the hour of service. Following the service his remains will be cremated.
Mr. Crenshaw was born June 20, 1947 in Sikeston, MO to the late Bridwell Logan and Mary Maxine Collins Crenshaw. He graduated from Sikeston High School in 1965 and Baylor University in Waco, TX in 1969. In 1972 he received a doctorate of juris prudence degree from the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, MO. After graduation he had a private law practice in Sikeston before moving to Jefferson City, MO in 1974 to work for the Department of Consumer Affairs and the Public Service Commission. He later moved to Clarksville, TN and worked for the District Attorney and later had his own practice before retiring in 2002. He enjoyed traveling, watching TV and keeping up with the news. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Logan Crenshaw who died in 1971, and a brother-in-law, James E. Fitch who died in 2014.
He is survived by a special friend, Elizabeth Ferguson of Springfield, TN; brother, Joseph Moore Crenshaw of Cuba, MO and his children, Jackie, Meredith, and Danny; sister, Carolyn Fitch of Franklin, TN and her children, Richard (Meredith) Fitch of Birmingham, AL and their children, Wesley and Kristen, Kim (Walter) Costner of Brentwood, TN and their children, Logan, Thomas, and Kyle, Sam (Joy) Fitch of Birmingham, AL and their children, Lauren, Anna Katherine, and Michael, and Russ (Jenna Beth) Fitch of Franklin, TN and their children, Andrew, Jack, and Ryan; and Robert Logan Crenshaw’s children, Chris and Christy.
The family request , if so desired for memorial contributions to be made to the American Heart Association. Al donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Robertson County Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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