William ‘Butch’ Crenshaw


Crenshaw, William Obit

William ‘Butch’ Crenshaw
July 27, 1948 – January 1, 2016

Visitation services will be held on Thursday, January 14, from 6-9:00 P.M. at the Frye Chapel and Mortuary in Brawley. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 15, at 9:00 A.M. at Frye Chapel and Mortuary followed by Burial services at the Riverview Cemetery. Following the burial, a reception will be held at the American Legion in Brawley.

William ‘Butch’ Crenshaw, 67, long-time Brawley resident, passed away on January 1, 2016 after a short illness.

He was born to Debbie and Nell Margaret Crenshaw on July 27, 1948 in Beggs, Oklahoma. William and Linda Crenshaw were married in 1969 and shortly after were blessed with two children, Chancy and Chanselor Crenshaw.

Butch was known for his green thumb and held several positions in gardening for the Brawley School District and Ciudad Plaza. Cruising through Main Street to appreciate his tree shaping artistry became a family ritual. He also worked at Roscoe’s, Newberry’s and Adobe.

After a life-changing car accident he retired and spent his leisure time taking trips to Bullhead and cruising in the country. Butch loved spending time with his grandchildren telling them stories at the kitchen table and showing them his dance moves; visiting his son and daughter and taking trips with them to the casino and spending time with his companion taking trips to Laughlin. He and his brother Bo were like two peas in a pod and spent a lot of time together at the American Legion.

Butch is preceded in death and met by his father in heaven, Debbie Sr., his wife Linda, sister Eloise and brother Kirk ‘Yogi’.

He is survived by his daughter Chancy, son Chanselor and six grandchildren; Chanselor, Essence, Dasia, Caleb, Miles and Jaden, companion Jeanetta Stephens, brothers Debbie Jr. of Brawley, Keith, Michael, Kent and Kenneth; sisters Priscilla Williams and Rosetta Thomas of Oklahoma, Yolounda of Louisiana and Cortelia of Maryland; sister Elaine Snowden of Arizona. He is also survived by 15 nieces, 20 nephews and a host of friends to mourn him.