Charlene Leonard Crosby was born on May 16, 1943 in Sherman, Texas, to Clabern Charles and Bertha May (Jenkins) Leonard. Charlene entered into the gates of Heaven on June 28, 2020 in Durant, at the age of 77.


Charlene attended school in Sherman and later married Billy Gene Crosby on Aug. 30, 1958 in Grayson County, Texas. They were blessed with 36-plus years together until Billy’s passing on March 21, 1995. Charlene worked in housekeeping for the college and nursing homes until her retirement and in her free time she enjoyed crocheting and crafts. Charlene was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many.


Charlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son Danny Lynn Crosby; and sisters Ellen McBroom and Jewell M. Meeks.


Charlene is survived by her children Kathy Crosby McClung, Bobby Glenn Crosby, Eddie Dewayne Cosby and wife Regina, Tony Gene Crosby and wife Cathy, Paula K. Crosby Bates and husband Bobby and Starla K. Crosby Massey and husband Marvin; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, extended family and friends.


A celebration of Charlene’s life will be held at 7 p.m. July 1, 2020 at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.


Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Durant Funeral and Cremation Service.