Squirrel Croslin Jr., Vian resident, was born October 29, 1921 in Muldrow, OK the son of Squirrel and Delia Mae (Owens) Croslin, He passed from this life on Friday May 22, 2020. He was 98 years of age.
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He served in the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Squirrel was married to Dorothy Hutsell in Bakersfield, CA on December 31, 1945. Dorothy preceded him in death in 2001. He later married Loretta Hester on June 4, 2004. Loretta preceded him in death in 2012.
Squirrel worked as a lineman and serviceman for Empire District Electric Company from 1962 until his retirement in 1983. He was also a Cherokee Traditional Basket Maker.
Surviving are his two sons, Larry Croslin and wife Paulette of Muskogee OK and Michael Croslin and wife Marcilla of Van Buren, AR; two stepsons Charles Hester and wife Mary of Alamogordo, NM and Robert Hester of Alamogordo, NM; three brothers, Ward Croslin and wife Reba, Hubert Croslin and wife Frances and Bobby Gene Croslin and wife Sue; grandchildren Elizabeth Bennet and husband Brandon, Laurie Scott and husband Michael, Tabitha Jones and husband Tyree, Bethany Fisher and husband David, Jacob Wing and wife Jessica, Michael Croslin Jr. and Miranda McNeil and husband Seth; step-grandchildren Charles Hester Jr. and wife Sonja, Christine Osborne, Michael Hester and wife Teri, Ashley Miller and husband Lorne, Terrance Hester and wife Meilea, Robert Hester Jr. and wife Sarah; great grandchildren Tyris Croslin, Samuel Bennett, Anna Bennett, Hannah Wing, Wesley Wing, Vivi Wing, Hailey Croslin and Macayla Fisher; fourteen step-great grandchildren; one great great grandchild Milo Croslin; and four step-great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Dorothy, his second wife Loretta, six sisters, Hazel Booker, Mildred Lucas, Juanita Sokolosky, Geneva Orrison, Mary Jane Colvin and Elizabeth Cook; three brothers, George Croslin, John E. Croslin, and Calvin Croslin; and a step daughter Sue Reed.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday May 30, 2020 at the First Assembly of God in Vian with Rev. Eddie Morton officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories in Vian under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home. Pallbearers are Michael Croslin Jr., Seth McNeil, Jacob Wing, Tyris Croslin, Sam Bennett and Michael Scott. Viewing will be Friday May 29, 2020 at the Agent Millsap Event Center in Gore from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Gideon’s International.