Crosby, William R.
August 2, 1946 - June 30, 2017
Crosby, William Reginald, age 70, died Friday, June 30, 2017 after a hard battle with cancer. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 8, at 1:00pm at Lakeridge Bible Church, 1020 Northwest Drive, in Mesquite.
He was born August 2, 1946 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Bill and Odessa Crosby. He attended the University of Oklahoma, majoring in art. William was an accomplished cartoonist, sculptor, and graphic artist. He retired from the Texas Department of Transportation after over 30 years of service, and spent the last 12 years of his career as a consultant in construction management. However, anyone who knew him knew that his lifelong passion was drag racing. His interest began in the late 1950’s and continued throughout his life; culminating with the restoration and campaigning of Bobby Langley’s Scorpion V AA-FD. He played an integral part in growing the cackle car community, and keeping drag racing history alive.
He is survived by his mother, Odessa Crosby, of Ardmore, Oklahoma; wife, Gail Crosby, of Mesquite; children, James Crosby, Tina Griffin, Blake Crosby, and Brittany Murphy; and grandchildren, Jacinda Crosby and Kirsten Griffin.
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