Jesse Lee Croxdale


1922 - 2014


Jesse Lee Croxdale, 91, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in the presence of the Lord and his loving family.

Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood.


Chief Croxdale was born Oct. 4, 1922, to Claude and Cynthia Croxdale in Dallas County. He grew up in Fort Worth and attended Polytechnic High School.


He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a military police officer. He was in the Solomon Islands on Kwajalein.

He returned to Fort Worth and married Christene, his wife of 67 years.


He was a nationally decorated police officer, having worked for the Fort Worth Police Department, Tarrant County Sheriff's Office and finished his law enforcement career as the chief of police for Westover Hills for 19 years.


He was a 32nd degree Mason.


Survivors: Loving wife, Christene; sons, Gary and wife, Ann, Jack and Cindy; grandchildren, Brittany, Amber and Toby; daughter, Alice; and sister, Minnie Alice Suo.


Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 24, 2014