of Marion, AR
August 19, 1951 - September 29, 2022
James Michael (Mike) Crosthwait passed away peacefully at home on September 29, 2022. He was born on August 19, 1951 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Roger Alvin Crosthwait and Sarah Ruth Hudson Crosthwait.He was preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 44 years, Mary Frances King Crosthwait; 3 children, Coast Guard CPO Michael Wayne Crosthwait (Christine) of Arnold, MD, Steven Roger Crosthwait (Shelley) of Memphis, Katie Willard (Shane) of Wynne; 4 beloved grandchildren, Camille Crosthwait of Seminole, FL., Matt and Luke Blake of Wynne, Tanner Crosthwait of Arnold, MD; 4 siblings, Wayne Crosthwait (Shelly) of Memphis, Ronnie Crosthwait (Chris) of Peoria, AZ, Terry Crosthwait of TX and Laquita Angst (John) of Lebanon, MO; 2 aunts, Pat Crosthwait of West Memphis, Sue Hudson of Nashville, TN and cousins, Bill and Tom Crosthwait. He also leaves many nieces and nephews who loved "Uncle Mike". Mike loved the military his whole adult life and retired after 30 years in the Army, Army Reserve and the National Guard as an E8 Master Sergeant. He was one of the last ones drafted during the Vietnam era, did reconnaissance over there, taught in the Army Reserve and trained men for gas warfare in Desert Storm and Desert Shield in Ft. Stewart, GA and Ft. Campbell, KY. When he was first drafted, he was stationed at Ft. Hood, TX and was a driver for a while for General Swartzkof. He always had interesting stories to tell about his experiences in the Army and summer camps, etc.Mike was outgoing and leaves behind many friends who loved him and will miss him. He was an equipment salesman for most of his career, but he owned the Locksmith Shop in West Memphis many years ago. He was a member of First Baptist Church, West Memphis. We would like to thank Elite Hospice and their aides for their loving care for him, with special thanks to Carrie Branch, his nurse.Visitation will be held at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 1:00 pm with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00 pm ending with full military honors.
To Mary Frances and family, I am so sorry for your loss.........
Girlie, Iâ€™m so sorry youâ€™re having to go through this sad & hard time. I know you loved Mike more than anything. You did everything possible for him & he too loved you.I wish I could be there for you. This is a time thatâ€™s it hard to live so far away. Hope youâ€™ll come down after the home in completed to just get away. Love you, Puncan
Mary Francis I feel your Pain. I know God will comfort and be with you during this time of sorrow. I remember you and Mike well. God bless you.
Miss Mary Francis, my prayers are with you and your family. Mike will definitely be missed, I had barely met him when I had to leave, I wish I could have known him better.â¤ï¸
Mary Frances - we are so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
Mary Frances and family, we are so sad for your loss. We are unable to attend the memorial service. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
I am sorry to hear of your loss. I want you to know that you and your family are in my prayers.
Mary Francis I am so sorry to hear about Mike. My heart goes out to you and to the family. He was always such a nice person. God bless you in the days ahead
So very sorry to hear of his passing. He helped my family find their way around when we moved to West Memphis from Georgia.Donna & Judy (Smithwick)
Blessings and comfort to Mary Francis and the family at this time of loss. Mike was one of the best. Weâ€™ll keep you in our prayers.Lots of love â¤ï¸
Mary Francis sorry to hear about Mike. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. Will have you my friend and your family in my prayers..
Mary Frances and family, I so very sorry for your loss. Youâ€™ll be in my prayers. Karen Bomar Price
Francie and Family,I loved Mike more than you know.Ever since we met in1975 I always consider him my best buddy.We did everything together.Some things I can tell you about and some things will only be between Mike and me.Great memories!Mike, save a good spot for me at the Big Pond in Heaven.Fishing Buddies Forever.Mike will always be in my prayers Loved Him Ed (Yankee) Reilly
Prayers for all the family. I know he will be missed by many. We always had a bond keeping up with our girls. Katie love you, your Mom and brothers i am so sorry. RIL Mr. MIKE
Mike was a great friend of mine and my family. It was a pleasure to have known him and his family. The Nichols family morns your loss and will be praying for the entire family.ðŸ™ðŸ™ðŸ™
Mary Francis, we are so sorry for your loss you and family are in our prayers.
Mary Francess; I'm SO VERY sorry to hear YOUR Mike, your precious love & very best friend! God be with you, your children & extended family & peace be with everyone now & in the following days to come. Sincerely, N. Toddâœï¸ðŸ›âœï¸
Mary Frances, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sherry
Dear Francie and family. My oldest friends , I love yâ€™all so much. Mike put on a great fight but now he has the prize. Heaven bound and in that special place in all our hearts. Rest In Peace â€¦ See you soon â¤ï¸ðŸ™â¤ï¸
Mary francis Iâ€™m so sorry to hear of mikes passing, please know you are in my prayers during these difficult days .
Mary Frances, so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers and thoughts.
Praying for you Mary Francis and your entire family. Hugs to you!
RIP Mike you're at peace now.
Mary Francis I am so sorry for the loss of Mike. You and your family are in my prayers.
Words canâ€™t express how truly sorry I am to read of the loss of the love of your life, Mary Frances. Please know you and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Frances, I was so sorry to hear of Mike's passing, but oh, the joy of his homegoing! I have such fond memories of us as kids on Pine and Oliver Streets. I will pray for you and your family in the coming days.
Dearest Frances & family,We wish to extend our condolences to the family at this time. May you be comforted by the knowledge that soon death will be no more. Never again will we have to bury our loved ones. God makes this wonderful promise to us in Isaiah 25:8 â€œHe will swallow up death forever!â€I hope you find solace in these words. Our prayers are with the family.
We are deeply sorry for your loss and will keep you all in our prayers.
Francie and Family,Iâ€™m so very sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved Mike. He was a special guy.I pray for Godâ€™s peace and comfort for you all at this time and in the days to come.
This Is Such A Shocker, Our Love & Prayers Go Out To The Entire Family !!! Rest In Peace Mike !!! We Love Yaâ€™ll Cousins !!!
So sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family.