Earl Bragg Crockett

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Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR  72211
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
1:00 P.M.
Service Schedule
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR  72211
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
2:00 P.M.
Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery
1501 West Maryland Avenue
North Little Rock, AR  72120
Memorial Contributions
Meals on Wheels
700 West Riverfront
North Little Rock, AR  72114
I served in the Navy.
Earl Bragg CrockettI am a Veteran.

of Little Rock, AR

March 19, 1925 - May 25, 2018

Earl Bragg Crockett, age 93, of Little Rock died on May 25, 2018. Born in Dallas, Texas, the son of John Burton and Ruth Bragg Crockett.

He was a graduate of McAlester High School in McAlester, Oklahoma and upon graduation in 1942 enlisted and served in the Naval Air Corps in World War II. After discharge in January of 1946, he held positions with Stacy Brothers Paving Company of Johnson City, Tennessee and Sanford Tobacco Company of Sanford, North Carolina. Following, he had a long association with the Friden Calculating Machine Company of San Leandro, California. He was the founder of Crockett Business Machines, Inc. in Little Rock, retiring in 1997 after selling the business to his long-time friend, David Williams. The company is now known as Lineage, LLC. He was a former president of the Pulaski Height Lions Club where he had been a member for over 30 years. He delivered Meals on Wheels for over 15 years to the residents of Parris Towers. The family ask that memorial contributions be made to Meals on Wheels.

He was referred to as the Duke of Earl by his friends, colleagues, family and Little Rock Athletic members. Earl was a true southern gentleman, always interested in the well-being of others. When he entered, his smile and demeanor would light up the room.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruth Bragg Crockett and his stepmother, Nell Bryant Crockett, his brother John B. Crockett and wife Gene, his first wife Suzanne Ellerbee Crockett, his second wife Jane Wells Crockett and both of his daughters, Suzanne Pyron Kelley and Mary Tully Ritchie, and his mother-in-law, Dorothy Dollar.

He is survived by his wife, Edwina; two granddaughters, Stacy Pyron Debartolo of Boston, MA, and Mary Tully Pryon Lawson of Houston, TX.; step-daughter Jan Wells; step-son Beau Whalen of Fayetteville, AR; nephews David Crockett of Clarksville and John Crockett of Phoenix, AZ, and four great-grandchildren, and his beloved dog, Precious.

A memorial service will be held at Roller-Chenal Home with Reverend Dan Brand officiating on Tuesday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. There will be a graveside service at Arkansas State Veteran's Cemetery at a later date.

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5 Condolence(s)
Mark Ritchie
Summerfield, NC
Thursday, July 5, 2018

My sincere condolences to the family.
In respect of Earl's daughter, Tully Ritchie, I would like to acknowledge her living husband, Chuck Ritchie, along with her two sons, Mark & Jeff. Mark and his wife of 26 years, Traci, and their children, Sophie & Ty, currently reside in NC.

Susan James
little rock AR72212, AR
Monday, May 28, 2018

Edwina and Family,
My heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I know he was a fine man.

K. Hunter
Monday, May 28, 2018

I am sorry to read of the loss of your dear loved one, please accept my condolences during this painful time. When the time is right, please look into the promise at Revelation 21:3,4. It is my hope your family find the strength to endure during the days ahead.

Joetta Milhoan Duke
North Little Rock, AR
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Edwina and Family,
I am so saddened to read today of Earls recent death.
He was such a true Southern gentleman and always so kind and gentle in his demeanor. His eyes would just twinkle when he would talk of you and his family. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Juddy Tolson
Sunday, May 27, 2018

Earl was a friend in mine for 30 years! We had a lot of laughs together at the LRAC! He was a wonderful and thoughtful person and will me missed.