of Osceola, AR
October 20, 1936 - April 7, 2021
Jack Crosthwait, 84, of Osceola, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021. He was born October 20, 1936 in Memphis, TN to Owen and Ruth Crosthwait. He was a Teacher and Principal at the Osceola Jr. High School and a retired farmer. He was a lifetime member of Calvary Baptist Church in Osceola. He is survived by his sons: Bob (Debbie) Crosthwait and Jack Crosthwait; grandchildren: Jim Crosthwait, John Crosthwait, and Caroline Crosthwait; sister: Martha Crosthwait; nephew: Steve Gillespie; niece: Casey Zvanut, many family and friends; and fur babies. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife: Anna Beth Crosthwait.
BOB AND JACK, I'M SO SAD FOR YOUR LOSS. I MISS YOU GUYS A LOT AND YOUR PARENTS WERE A BIG PART OF MY LIFE. MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU. JOE GALLOP.
I was so sad to read about Jackie's death. He and Anna Beth were so special to me. I lived on Quinn Street and just always knew Anna Beth. In later years, I taught school with her and Jackie was my science teacher when I was in the 9th grade and then the principal when I was teaching. Such fond memories of them both. They are both missed.
Mr. Crosthwait was a great teacher and principle. My Mom Pat Was friends with both Jack and Anna Beth when she taught school in Osceola. Our families send condolences to the Crosthwait family along with hugs and prayers. Bernée Thurow, Pat Neal, Wally Jackson Jr. and Janice Croom.
So sorry to hear about Jackie. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many. Prayers to the family.
Mr. Crosthwait was not only a great principal, he was a great mentor and friend! Some of my best days in school were in Osceola Jr. High. I don't think I ever saw him without a smile on his face and a kind and encouraging word to say to any and all the children! I am truly sorry for your loss and will forever remember Mr. Crosthwait and Mrs. Crosthwait! Bob, Jack and families, you all are in my thoughts and prayers! Ecclesiastes 3:1-2
Heartfelt condolences to Bob, Jack and other family members. Jack was an exceptional gentleman and I was so lucky to have been a student of his when I was in tenth grade.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family during this most difficult time
Bob, Debbie and Jack, so sorry to hear about your dad. Your parents were great people and so glad I had the pleasure of knowing them and having them as teachers. May the memories of times you shared as a family comfort you at this difficult time.
Bob, Jack, and family, I'm sorry to hear of your dad's passing. A life well-lived. He and your mother were both truly inspirational people, and had a great impact on my life. Their names come up often in conversations and fond memories of my school days in Osceola. You two hold a special place in my heart, as well. Love and prayers, Laurie
BobI am so so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a great man. I cherish the memories I have as not only my Jr High principal, but also as a family friend.He was so good to me, always took time to ask how my day was. Him & your mom both! They are together again now!Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.Gina
Mr. Crosthwait was my Jr. High Principal. Actually, we were his last Freshman Class before he retired. We were blessed to have Mrs. Crosthwait as our teacher and Mr. Crosthwait as principal. We are better people because of them. Condolences and prayers to Bob, Jack and family.
So sorry to hear about Jackie. He and Anna Beth were special friends. Dick and Jackie worked together and had fun on the job. Prayers for the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you all find peace and comfort during this time. God Bless you all The Douglass'
I am so sorry to hear about Jack. He was a wonderful person and a favorite teacher of many. Many prayers.
So sorry to hear this one of the finest men I’ve known.
Jackie was my junior high principal and later my neighbor. I loved both Jackie and Anna Beth. My condolences to your family.
I didn't know Jack, but Martha and I were classmates. I was sorry to see the news of his passing. My condolences go to his family.
So sorry to hear about Jack. Buddy considered him one of his best friends. He was a fine man and a great gentleman.
So sorry to hear about your dad, I Loved him as my teacher and principal. He was such a nice man. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Prayers for the family Mr. Crosthwait. He and his wife went to Calvary Baptist, where I attended. If I’m not mistaken, he taught science in the seventh grade. Anyway, everybody thought the world of him and his wife. Didn’t really know his kids, but prayers for all of you 🙏🏻🙏🏻