Richard Darrell Crossley
Richard Darrell Crossley, age 74, passed away surrounded by loved ones on November 19, 2021, and was reunited with his sweetheart with whom he spent 42 of the best years of his life. He was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was born August 28, 1947, to Darrel Young Crossley and Edith Thompson Crossley in Salt Lake City, Utah.
After surviving Alzheimer’s for many years, Richard’s body grew tired, and he rejoined his wife, parents, and other loved ones. He dedicated his to life to serving his family, friends, and all those who had the privilege to know him. Upon graduating from South High (SLC) in 1965, Richard completed a two-year mission in Ireland where he fell in love with the culture, music, and people he served.
Richard married Sue Jean O’Bray in the Salt Lake Temple on November 07, 1969. His enlistment in the Air Force provided an opportunity to live in Alaska, Arizona, and Texas. Richard had the opportunity to travel broadly before retiring from U.S.A.F. Federal Civilian Service at Hill Air Force Base in 2008.
Richard had a great love for fishing, hunting, camping, and otherwise spending time outdoors in nature, ideally with his family. His favorite gift to give his grandchildren was their first fishing pole and tackle box. Richard loved family reunions, and was often at the center of practical jokes, water fights, and other shenanigans. Richard was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints and served in a variety of leadership positions, although his favorite was Scout Master.
He is survived by daughters Shannon (Mark) Dewsnup and Kellie (Kevin) Bingham; sons Craig (Melissa), Luke (Laura), and Blake (Racheal); 13 grandchildren; two brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and brother Gary.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Road, Layton, Utah. Friends may visit family Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at the mortuary.
Funeral services will be live-streamed and may be viewed at www.lindquistmortuary.com by scrolling to the bottom of Richard’s obituary page.
Interment, Lindquist's Memorial Park.