Richard "Dick" David Crosley

December 25, 1937September 14, 2013

Richard (Dick) David Crosley, U.S. Naval Officer, Vietnam veteran, writer, and world-traveler, passed away September 14, 2013. Dick was born in 1937 on Christmas Day to L.W. and Helen Crosley, and attended Northeast High School. He joined the Navy at 17, served for sixteen years, and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After his naval career, he taught high school in Stillwater, OK. Dick also worked for Channel 4 in Oklahoma City as a camera operator and producer. He later became a television producer and technical writer for railroad and petroleum corporations, producing countless educational training videos on topics specific to their industry.

Dick had a great sense of humor, was kind to animals, enjoyed eating out, and spending time with friends. His ability to sit down and have a conversation with almost anyone served him well during his time in the Navy and throughout the rest of his life. He is survived by his son, Martin David Crosley, his brother, Harold Crosley Sr. and wife Aileen; niece Deborah Holland and husband Michael, niece Jeannie Fox and husband, Ray, children Ray Andrew and Laura; nephew Harold Crosley; his sister, Sue Evans; nephew Mark Evans and wife, Kathy, children Zach and Rachel; niece Trace Robinson and husband, Gerry, children Elizabeth and Reese; niece Wendy Brooks and husband Greg, children Stephen and Evan, and nephew Mitchel Evans, wife Brenda, and son, Duncan.

His parents, brother-in law Ron Evans, and great nephew Nicholas Holland preceded him in death.

Memorial Service will be 10:00am, Monday, September 23 at Baggerley Funeral Home.


  • Memorial Service Monday, September 23, 2013

Richard "Dick" David Crosley

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Dan Thompson

April 15, 2014

Proud to be a small link in carrying on the WKY/KFOR tradition... Mr. Crosley's contributions to our community meant so much. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

Brian Kilpatrick

November 7, 2013

I just found out about Dick's passing and sad to hear it. I met him at the Edmond YMCA when I joined after returning from Iraq and he was always friendly. I think we made a connection because of our military bond. We gave each other a friendly "hard time" every time we saw each other. I had noticed his absence lately but just assumed he changed the time he came to the YMCA. His friendly voice will be missed.

Robin Colbert

September 23, 2013

Richard Crosley, a gracious and honorable man! I met him while working at the Edmond YMCA in 1988 as he liked jumping in the pool as soon as it was opened. I was just a poor college student at Central State University at the time and we became friends. Richard was full of encouragement as I applied for full-time work. In 1990 I found myself unemployed and in the middle of a 4-month process hoping to be hired by the Oklahoma City Fire Department. Richard was a friend and he gave me hope and assisted me during this time. I've always said he was my biggest cheerleader, then and always! Thank you Richard for touching my life in such a positive way, you will be missed!

Larry Winburn

September 23, 2013

So sad to hear of Mr. Crosley's passing,he was my Radio TV and Film instructor,@ CE Donart in the 70's,what a hoot he was! His jokes and method of teaching made that class so memorable.I still tell his "Better Nate than Lever" joke to this day! I'm sure there is an awesome place in Heaven for this man,along with his good buddy,Clyde Irving Tidwell !

Jim Waltman

September 23, 2013

I was thinking about him the other day. I was a student of his at Stillwater High School. I am very sad to hear about this. I remember alot of his personal stories of his Life and career. For me; Mr. CROSLEY ; NEVER GAVE UP ON ME as a Student ; and a person. I will always remember Him. God Bless You Mr. Crosley. Jim Waltman.

Gene Hamilton

September 22, 2013

Dick was my friend. His passing is hard to take. I met him in the early seventies when I was a student and he was a 34 year old high school teacher. He was not a typical teacher but he was an effective teacher. He taught honor and respect by example. He would help a student in anyway he could. Later we worked together for several years in video production. He expected good work from a person and he honored that with good work of his own. He had an contagious laugh and was always a happy man. I'll miss that laugh. I'll miss the man.

Marty Fulk

September 22, 2013

Crosley started every conversation with a joke and a laugh. He was a great teacher; boss; mentor; friend.

September 22, 2013

Sad to learn of Dick's passing. I have been searching for him for about two years. I so wanted to honor him with our WKY-TV family. I worked briefly with him in the early sixties. I will always remember him warming up the wrestling crowd for Danny Williams on Saturday nights.

Here is a link on my YouTube that features the ham in Dick that I will always remember:

Here is my email address to contact me:
Jon Spence