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Rodney Lamar Crockett

Mar. 8, 1936 - Mar. 9, 2023

Date of Service: Mar. 31, 2023

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Rodney Lamar Crockett, a beloved husband, father and grandfather, joined his heavenly family on March 9, 2023. At 87 years old, he leaves a legacy of love and service to a posterity of 66. They will miss him, yet look forward with hope and faith to a grand meeting once again.

Lamar was born in Mesa, Arizona, to Rodney Brown and Ila Eltra Cope Crockett. He grew up in the Gilbert area working alongside his father, growing cotton, watermelons, row crops and milking cows. He remembered how hard the work was, but also spoke fondly of his childhood - how they found time to play in the canals or get mistletoe from the cottonwood trees. As his father’s health began to deteriorate, Lamar managed more of the farm under the direction of his father. At the young age of 18 his father died, leaving him as the head of the home. After his father’s death, he attended BYU and ASU.

In spite of his difficult family situation, he left by boat for Australia in 1956, to serve the Lord for two years as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lamar continued his church service in many capacities throughout his life. But what he enjoyed the most was serving with his sweetheart in the Boise Idaho and Twin Falls Idaho Temples. This service provided them time to draw together and time to serve - truly a bit of heaven for them.

He married his sweetheart, Ranae Call, on September 20, 1958, in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Together they started a family in the greater Phoenix area. In 1972, they moved to Burley to fulfill his dream of farming. Dad, a dedicated provider, worked during the day on the farm and nights at Amalgamated Sugar and later at Boise Cascade.

Lamar was an outdoorsman who especially loved camping and hunting with his family and Grandpa Cope. The boys often called him a “mountain goat.” If he couldn’t be in the wild west, he would soak it up through a Louis L’ Amour novel.

Lamar was gentle, kind mannered, well read and a devoted husband and father. He was a renowned storyteller and was often heard sharing his adventures with exuberance. He and Ranae shared nearly 65 wonderful years together.

Lamar is survived by his sweetheart, Ranae; six children, Kathleen (Ted) Blacker, Brent (Terri) Crockett, Chris (Diane) Crockett, Daren (Tiffini) Crockett, Keith (Jennifer) Crockett, and Blake (Jennifer) Crockett; 27 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Lanny (Lynette) Crockett and David (Laberta) Crockett; and his sisters, Laree Call, Nelda Crockett and Lynette Crockett.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 31, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Heyburn 2nd Ward, located at 530 Villa Dr., in Heyburn. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in Burley.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 9 until 9:45 a.m. Friday, preceding the funeral, at the church.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/8Jxo01uZZow.

Condolences for Rodney Lamar Crockett

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From Marilyn Blacker:
Tamar, I am sorry to hear that LaMar has passed on. It was always a pleasure to see you both at Dad and LaDonna’s. I wish you peace and comfort in all the wonderful memories you have with LaMar.
From Lyle and Jennifer Sager:
Our condolences to the Crockett family. I enjoyed the many many camp fire stories Lamar was always eager to share. All is us will miss his infectious smile and positive outlook on life.
From David Bowen:
I loved being in the Crockett home, and can’t remember a happier person. My condolences And prayers for the Crockett family.
From David Bowen:
I loved being in the Crockett home, and can’t remember a happier person. My condolences And prayers for the Crockett family.
From Todd Crockett:
To the whole Lamar Crockett clan: we love you! We pray that you will be comforted.
From Lanny & Lynnette Crockett:
We send our love to Ranae and family. Lamar will be missed. We loved his storytelling and the great childhood memories we made together.
From David Bowen:
I loved being in the Crockett home, and can’t remember a happier person. My condolences And prayers for the Crockett family.
From Sandi Bingham Rabal:
I and my family have such wonderful memories of Uncle LaMar. He was always full of fun. We loved his stories and gentle nature. He was a man among men
From Al and Kathy Barrus:
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ranae and the family. Lamar was a good man, a friend and a great story teller. He will be missed by all who knew him.
From Jerry and DeAnna Peck:
Renae and family - we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Lamar was truly a great man. We remember the good old days in Pella Ward. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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