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Baggerley Funeral Home

930 South Broadway, Edmond, OK

OBITUARY

Harold W. Crosley Sr.

January 1, 1934November 16, 2019

Harold Warren Crosley passed away November 16, 2019 in Guthrie, OK. He was born January 1,1934 to L.W. and Helen Crosley, and attended Northeast High School in Oklahoma City. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. He played on the football team and made life-long friends during his time there.

Early in his career, he was a high school history teacher and coach at Capitol Hill and Grant High School in Oklahoma City, but the greatest and most enjoyable adventure of his life was his time spent in American Samoa, teaching history on television and also at Samoana High School. He fully enjoyed being immersed in another culture, and often spoke about his time there with great fondness.

Harold stayed busy. During the summer, he managed public pools. He coached football, wrestling, cross-country, and golf. He also taught night school, where he helped students study for their citizenship exam. After he retired, he taught part-time and traveled with his wife.

Harold was an avid reader and golfer and enjoyed fishing with friends in Texas and Minnesota. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Holland and husband Michael, daughter Jeannie Fox and husband, Ray, grandson Ray Andrew, grand-daughter Laura Ireland and husband Kevin, and great-grandson George; son Harold Crosley II; and sister Sue Evans.

His wife, Aileen Caesar Crosley, parents, brother Richard David Crosley, brother-in law Ron Evans, and grandson Nicholas Holland preceded him in death.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 21, 2019

Memories

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Elaine Huey

November 20, 2019

A dear friend for over 40 years. A good golfing buddy, fun celebrating birthday dinners, and a great Super Bowl party givers! Many good memories to remind us what a class act he was. May he Rest In Peace!

V.T. and Elaine Huey

D. C.

November 19, 2019

In my somewhat clueless days at Grant High School, he was one of the few that got my attention and my respect. He was honest and willing to address issues, and to explain why you were right or wrong.
Nannette Mathis and him were the only two caught over dressed on a warm day. He made a true joke about the cooling effect of sweat evaporation from their long sleeves.
I have spoken of him a few times this year and will continue remembering him with admiration.

Yolanda Birdwell

November 18, 2019

Mr. Crosley was my history teacher at Capitol Hill High School. He was a great teacher that kept us interested and focused with his knowledge of history and his humor. My husband Joe and I were also friends of Suzy and Ron and went to church with their family. I would always ask about Mr. Crosley and how he was doing. He made an impact on his students. My sincere sympathy to his family.

Phillip Morales

November 18, 2019

I was a student at u.s. grant 1968-70. Even though I didn't have Coach as a teacher or Coach I knew who Coach Crosley was. My brother Rick Morales played golf for Coach Crosley. My sincere condolences to all of Coach Crosley family. Bless Coach and all.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY