Carl Nelson Crockett

July 29, 1963June 8, 2021

Carl Nelson Crockett, age 57, passed away on June 8, 2021.

Carl was born on July 29, 1963 in Independence, Missouri to John Elbert and Jo Rita Crockett. He graduated from Lakeview Woods State School in 1984. Carl was a hard worker, he enjoyed different jobs over the years, from Debbie’s Diner to special needs workshops. He was a friendly individual who never knew a stranger. He enjoyed bowling, dancing, bingo and talking on the phone. Carl was a man of Christian faith and worshipped where his soul took him, he also volunteered anywhere help was needed.

He is preceded in death by his father John Elbert Crockett and brothers Michael and Patrick Crockett.

Carl is survived by his mother Jo Rita Crockett; sisters Cheryl, Lola and Debi; nephew Jeremey and niece Sabrina.

A Memorial service will be scheduled at a later date, please check back to this webpage for updated information. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Carl's life.

Donations in memory of Carl may be sent to St. Luke’s Hospice.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at St. Luke’s Hospice for their dedication and care. Family would also like to thank the staff at the Center for Developmentally Disabled for going above and beyond in their efforts and love for Carl. We couldn’t have made it through without them.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Carl Nelson Crockett

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Jamie Lee Meador

June 12, 2021

There was never a time when I was greeted by Carl that there wasn't love, smiles and hugs and just the warmest kindest human being he always was.. genuine and loving!! I am very grateful to have been fortunate enough to know Carl in my life and to consider him (and all of you) as beloved family he will be missed so deeply and greatly and he was always loved. Gone from this world, loved, remembered and never forgotten. Fly high Carl.

Amy Barnes

June 10, 2021

Carl was always ready with a hug. He was the sweetest man I have ever known and will be missed dreadfully. God got the perfect angel and I expect a warm embrace when I get where I'm going.

Ellie Burgess

June 9, 2021

I have known Carl since 2002 the first year was over the phone he would call white oaks each night to check on us make sure we were safe, it was the start of a wonderful friendship. I have so many memories with Carl the time we rode the independence bus for the first neither one of knew what to do, I am pretty certain we were both scared but didn't want the other one to know we just kept smiling back and forth till we got to our stop, we called a friend to get a ride back home. That just one memory we lots going to new places, Christmas party with my family, and being the DJ at Special Neighbors parties, and much much more Carl was my close friend my adopted nephew he would always call me Aunt Ellie, he would always ask "Aunt Ellie am I a good boy," I would respond,"No Carl, you are a good Man," He would smile and repeat to me "I am a good Man"
I will miss him, I am glad that I got to know Carl!