A memorial service and celebration of his life was held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Brooks Funeral Home Chapel in Langdon for James A. Crockett, 57, of Langdon.
Posted on 9/18/14
He died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND surrounded by his loving family following a brief but valiant battle with cancer.
James Alexander was born November 2, 1956 in Rolla to William Claude and Cleo (Estenson) Crockett of Wales. He was the second of five children in the family, sharing a birthday with his older sister Patty. He and his sisters were raised on the family farm near Wales. He received his early education at Border Central Schools in Sarles and Calvin and secondary education at Hannah High School. Following his high school education, he began actively farming with his father. In June of 1980, he married Robin Mackey of Edmore. Together they had two children, Noelle Nadine and Tyler McKee. Following the harvest of 1989, he began a 25-year career with Downs, Inc. Trucking of Langdon. In July of 1990, he married Stephanie Adam of Langdon. They became the parents of two daughters, Breanna Christine and Alistair Claire. Growing up, he and his sisters took an active role in the daily operations of the farm, whether it was in the field or in the barn tending to the Clydesdale horses and other animals the family raised. He was raised in the Jehovah’s Witness faith and had a deep and abiding faith in God, as well as extensive knowledge of the Bible. He loved to read, especially world and military history. He always felt there was more to learn, whether from history or from nature, usually using his catch-phrase “That’s pretty neat” when something caught his attention. He enjoyed taking a drive in the evenings on his motorcycle, occasionally taking the 1916 Cadillac for a cruise around town, and playing video and board games with his kids. He was a hard-working man who took pride in a job well-done. He valued his co-workers, his friends, his faith and above all else, his family. He was a member of the Langdon Eagles Aerie #3454, Nodak Mutual Farm Bureau and ND Farmers Union.
Jim is survived by his children: Noelle Crockett of Devils Lake, Tyler (Chelsea) Crockett of Minot, Breanna (Sean) Forster of Bismarck, and Alistair Crockett of Lincoln; father William Claude Crockett of Langdon; sisters: Patricia (Allan) Bachman, Darby (Mark) Kakela, Robin (Gerald) Marcotte all of Langdon and Norma (Greg) Kuhn of Grand Forks; his grandchildren: Shalee, Jayden, Jasmine, Sienna, Nevaeh, Trea, Cadynn and Jace as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Cleo and nephew James Bachman.
Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements.