Jesse Dan Crook of Roseland Louisiana departed this life April 30, 2018. Jesse was the center of attention whenever he was in the room, no one could be sad in his presence- his laughter was medicine for the soul. With that said, he was a man of faith who lived the life he talked about he would share his faith with anyone anywhere anytime.
Jesse was born in Roseland, Louisiana to Jessie and Lucille (Washington) Crook August 1948. He graduated West Side High School. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. His career span more than 25 (1967-1991) years, retiring as MSgt. He traveled the world, two tours to Republic of Vietnam, and finally retiring at Bergstrom, Air Force Base Texas. He returned to Fort Walton Beach to serve the Body of Christ and pursue his passion for fishing and metal detecting along the beaches in Fort Walton.
His accomplishes too numerous to list, here’s a few: AA from the Community College if the Air Face, Republic of South Vietnam with 3 Bronze Stars, Commendation Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters.
He is survived by his two children; Daughter, Rosalind Crook-Duckett (Vincent) and Son Corey Crook (Benita), five grandchildren: Anthony Crook, Andrea Sellers (Dante) Kelsey Crook, Andrew Duckett and Jordan Crook, Great-Granddaughter; Jade Sellers and Great-Grandson, Tristyn Sellers.
He also leaves behind a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Edna "Edie" McGadney-Crook; his parents, Jessie Crook & Lucille (Washington), Brother/Sisters Stephen Giddens, Nolan Giddens, Barbara Conerly, and Vincent Crook. Remaining Brothers and Sisters are Rosemary Shirkey, Jo Alice Housley, De-Gloria Tucker, Edward Charles Crook, Myra Snelling, and Kary Carter.
The family wishes to extend their heart felt gratitude for the out pouring love in their time of need. To his church family from God’s Power in Christian Fellowship, Emerald Coast Worship Center, Life Changing Ministry and New Zion Tabernacle his smile and laughter will be missed. To Base Exchange at Eglin and Hurlburt he loved spreading the joy as he worked. He touched us all in a way that we will never be the same.