Obituary for Mr. Jessie F. Criswell

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Mr. Jessie F. Criswell

June 4, 1948 - February 15, 2018

Jessie F. Criswell, age 69, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018 at his home in Morgantown.

Jessie was born June 4, 1948, in Morgan County to the late Andy C. and Leona M. (Tyson) Criswell. He attended Morgantown High School and went on to serve in the United States Navy. Jessie worked as a Hydrolic Mechanic most of his life and retired in 2005 from Altec Industries in Indianapolis.

Jessie enjoyed hunting, working on tractors and fixing anything that was or wasn’t broken. He enjoyed the outdoors, was a member of the National Rifle Association and had a special place in his heart for children’s charities. Jessie enjoyed participating in Pioneer Days by riding his horses. He will be remembered for being ornery, set in his ways and for his love of family.

He will be missed by his children: Pamela S. McNeill of Columbia, Maryland and Craig Austin Criswell of Bloomington; grandchildren: Jessie N. McNeill of Portland, Oregon and Alesha J. McNeill of Greenville, North Carolina; siblings: Frank J. (Linda) Criswell of Tennessee, Peggy (Fred) Troxal of Martinsville, James Chriswell of Morgantown and Vickie (Darryl) McIntyre of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister: Linda Lee Mann.

The Rev. Frank Criswell will conduct a memorial service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 18th at the Morgantown Gospel Lighthouse Church: 340 Hoosier Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 3 p.m. until service time at the church. Military rites will be presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards. Funeral services have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Jessie to the Ronald McDonald House Charity of Central Indiana:  435 Limestone Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Condolences may be sent to the Criswell family at  Information:  (812) 597-4670





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Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Morgantown Gospel Lighthouse Church


340 Hoosier Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

Morgantown Gospel Lighthouse Church


340 Hoosier Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: June 4, 1948
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Brenda Sichting posted on 2/18/18

To the Criswell family sorry for your loss. Hugs and kisses to Peggy and James


Wanda Judy posted on 2/18/18

Jessie was such a fun person. I enjoyed sitting and talking to him when he would come down to visit and bring flowers to his Dads grave. He would always sneak in on you never knew when he would pop in. I will miss those visits!