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In Memory of

Arthur William Crosser

December 24, 1937 - November 23, 2016

Obituary


Arthur William "Art" Crosser, 78 of Amarillo passed away November 23, 2016. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2016 at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Borger by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 I-40 East. Mr. Crosser was born on December 24, 1937 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Ruth Finley and was later adopted by Rev. Ed and Lou Crosser. Art worked many types of jobs after graduating from high school. He worked as an elevator operator at a hospital, as an usher at...

Arthur William "Art" Crosser, 78 of Amarillo passed away November 23, 2016. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2016 at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Borger by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 I-40 East. Mr. Crosser was born on December 24, 1937 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to Ruth Finley and was later adopted by Rev. Ed and Lou Crosser. Art worked many types of jobs after graduating from high school. He worked as an elevator operator at a hospital, as an usher at Radio City Music Hall, and a Fuller Brush Man in New York City before moving to Mesa, Arizona where he owned and operated a couple of restaurants. Art went into the cemetery business and was recruited by Bobby Hutchison at Memorial Park Funeral Home to come to Amarillo in 1970 to be the Assistant Sales Manager. He later served in many different capacities in the death care industry. He later went to work for Williamsburg, a bronze company, as a Sales Manager for 18 years traveling 5 states. Art retired in 1998. After retirement, Art wanted to help people so he started helping the Downtown Women's Center, Interfaith Campaign for the Homeless and Amarillo Coalition for the Homeless, St. Luke Presbyterian Church mission committee, and Westminster Presbyterian mission committee. He received recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Fundraising from the Downtown Women's Center 2004 and 2005; his work for Interfaith Campaign for the Homeless, and Amarillo Coalition for the Homeless. In 2000 he received the Colorado Cemeterian Award. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Amarillo. Survivors include his wife, Lea Ann Crosser of Amarillo; children, Michele Wright and husband Robert of Amarillo, Amiee Constantopoulos and husband Jim of Portales, New Mexico, Jonathan Tanner Pettit of Kalispell, Montana and step-daughter, Toni Bennett of Amarillo; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.