Robert J. Crenshaw

April 12, 2020

Robert J. Crenshaw, 88, of Michigantown, passed away on April 12, 2020 at Mulberry Health.  Cherished husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, Robert was born on April 3, 1932 in Clinton County to Guy Robert and Beulah Mae (Thompson) Crenshaw.  On August 3, 1952, Robert married his high School sweetheart, Janet L. Weaver and she survives.

Bob attended several elementary schools in the Kokomo area and Beard Elementary School.  He graduated from Michigantown High School in 1951.  After school, he served in the U.S. Navy with the Seabees MCD9 as a 1st class petty officer, in the Philippines, Alaska and Japan.  Bob enjoyed working in the construction field where he operated the 1st Tower Crane in Indiana at Purdue University.  After working construction, Bob decided to start his own paving company, Crenshaw Paving, Inc. in 1965 where he worked until suffering a stroke 4 years ago.  The company is still currently being operated by his family.  Robert was a very active member of the Michigantown United Methodist Church where he loved attending.  He was also a member of the Michigantown Fire Department, Community Club, Moose Lodge and Beard Masonic Lodge.  Being an avid sports fan, Robert helped form the Michigantown Little League which is still part of our community today.  He also enjoyed snowmobiling in Michigan with his family, playing cards with his dear friends, and loved attending his sons and grandchildren’s school sports and activities.


Due to the current circumstances facing our Nation, this service will be live streamed on Thursday-April 16, 2020, at 10:30 a.m., please click on the link to participate.

Visitation and Services

Private family services will take place on Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, Ind. Pastor Mike Flowers will officiate. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery, Michigantown, Ind. Due to current circumstances facing our Nation, this service will be live streamed at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2020. To participate, look for the link on our website. Memorial donations may be made to the Michigantown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 237, Michigantown, IN 46057.

Survived by:

In addition to his beloved wife, Bob is also survived by his three sons, Bradly Crenshaw of Michigantown, Bruce (Tonya) Crenshaw of Indianapolis, Bryan (Fiancé Nicki Whiteman) Crenshaw of Michigantown, seven grandchildren, Garrett Crenshaw, Mitchell (Paige) Crenshaw, Taylor (Fiancé Chris Vawter) Crenshaw, Kylie Crenshaw, Dane Crenshaw, McKinna Crenshaw, Kade Crenshaw, great granddaughter, Presley Crenshaw, step-grandchildren, Logan, Landree and Maci.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, James, Elry and Rex Crenshaw, one sister Mary Matt Hullinger and daughter-in-law, Micki Crenshaw.


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54 Condolences for “Robert J. Crenshaw”

  1. Gaye Welch Summitt April 13, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    My condolences on Bob’s passing. Reflect on your happy memories for comfort. Prayers!

  2. Phil and Gloria Crum April 13, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Sincere sympathies to Janet and all of Bob’s family. We have many fond memories of Bob. May you also.

  3. Brad & Sue Stockberger April 13, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    This makes my heart hurt so bad! Bob loved the Moose Lodge and everything it stood for, anything we needed he was there! My prayers to all the family!!! I wish we could help and do more!! We will miss him so much!! Please still come see us… we welcome all his family!!!

  4. Renee April 14, 2020 at 9:56 am

    So sorry for your loss. Bob was such a kind person and we were blessed to know him. Keep the loving memories close to heart and we pray for God to give you all peace and comfort during this difficult time.
    The Simmons Family- Andy, Renee, Chase, Caleb, Kiley, Cole

  5. Jeanie Thompson April 14, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Gary and I send our deepest sympathies for the loss of Bob. He and Gary were such great buddies and enjoyed working together at the stone company. We send our love, thoughts and prayers to the family.

  6. Linda Mossburg April 14, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Janet, So sorry, for your loss. Bob was a great person.

  7. Ron & Rhonda Rudd April 14, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Sorry for your loss- The Crenshaw family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Raymond April 14, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Janet and Family, so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing I first met Bob in 1949 when I started to MHS we rode the same school bus. Our lives went different ways after High School, but we stayed friends. Alicia and I have many fond memories of our visits with Bob and Janet, When they came to San Antonio to visit us we all went to the Rodeo one evening. His leadership ability showed up in school, he was president of our class 4 times. I can’t name all the good times we had. Raymond and Alicia Burns

  9. Butch Huffer April 14, 2020 at 11:03 am

    My prayers are with you. Bob was one of the good guys. God Bless

  10. Julie Sagarsee April 14, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Prayers and love to all of his family. Psalms 116:15

  11. Amy Mennen April 14, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Thinking of you Janet, the boys, and your entire family. What a wonderful man, I always loved his smile, quick wit, and funny comments. I am so sorry that this happened during this uncertain time in our lives. Just know the community will miss a good one, and are sending hugs and prayers your way.

  12. Annette Carney April 14, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Bruce, so sorry for the passing of your dad!! Didn’t know him personally but have heard a lot of great things about him!!

  13. Wayne Patchett April 14, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Lots of memories. Friends since 7th grade, if one of us got in trouble, the other wasn’t far away. Running around during high school, helping make our wedding memorable, watching Bob’s boys and my girls grow up, trips to Florida, snowmobiling, eating out, Clinton Central ball games, MHS Alumni, class reunions, celebrating our birthdays just a week apart, and the list goes on. Bob will be truly missed and our love and prayers go out to Janet and her family. Wayne & Karen

  14. Tony Bowman April 14, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you.

  15. Kevin Devore April 14, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Thoughts and prayers.

  16. John and Mary Kay Baker April 14, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    We are so sorry to hear this. Sending you our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Joyce (King) Carney April 14, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your Dad, Brad. It is so hard to lose a parent. May your good memories bring you joy and peace. Stay safe.

  18. Bill & Char Rogers April 14, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Praying for your family. Bob did quality blacktop work. He will be missed.

  19. Terri Dean April 14, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Janet and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Bob was a very kind, caring man, always a pleasure to talk with, he will be missed by many. You are all in prayers!

  20. Bruce Anderson April 14, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Sorry for your loss Brad, praying for you all.

  21. Williadean Pitzer April 14, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    Janet, sorry to hear of Bob’ s passing. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Williadean Pitzer

  22. Ron Best April 14, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Bob was a favorite of mine. You could not ask for a more fair straight forward man. I wish there were more people like him in the world.

  23. Dave and Becky Ellsworth April 14, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    So sorry to hear about my good buddy Mr. Crenshaw. Whenever he brought me a load of rock, which was many times through the years, we would have a lively chat about this or that and he never forgot to pull a snickers bar out from underneath his truck seat for me. He was a very nice man and I have missed him since his stroke. My thoughts are with his family and his grand kids and step grand kids all of which I sub teach with at Clinton Central. So sorry for your loss.

  24. Ron Long April 14, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Becky and I thought a lot of Bob and I appreciated sharing coffee with him in Michigantown all those years. He was a very good man and I will remember him.

  25. Kevin Townsend April 14, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Kevin and I are truly sorry for your loss. Bob was such a great person and fun to be around. Hugs to you all.

  26. Susie Brock April 14, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    We’re sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Wayne & Susie Brock

  27. Mindy (Jobe) Pryor April 14, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    So sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a sweet man. May all the memories of your dad bring you and your family comfort.

  28. Wayne & Barb Fausett April 14, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for your peace & comfort. Wayne thought the world of Bob.

  29. Raymond and Lonnie Beets April 14, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers go out to the entire Crenshaw family.

  30. Nancy Richey April 14, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was the best. A very great man. Prayers for all the family.

  31. Jane Sheets April 14, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss. I know Bob was very proud of his family. He was a cornerstone to the Michigantown community. I have a story to share from Tom’s Mother, Britta Sheets.
    She decided to dye her hair the Saturday before Easter Sunday…. it turned out carrot top red. She was embarrassed but went to church anyway. She said that Bob Crenshaw thought it was the funniest thing he had ever seen.

  32. Chris Carter April 14, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    What a sad day it was when I heard that Bob had passed. What a great guy. I always enjoyed visiting with him about basketball and everything in general when he would deliver stone to us or just see him in public. Loved the smile on his face and his great sense of humor. My heart goes out to all of the family. A real loss to the community. Prayers for all of you.

    Chris Carter

  33. Jamie Patchett Norman April 14, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Janet, I will always remember the snowmobile vacations in Michigan. We always had so much fun. Bob will be truly missed. My love and prayers to all of your family.

  34. Donna (Trees) O’Brien April 15, 2020 at 4:54 am

    Janet and all the family, so sorry for the loss of Bob. He was such a great guy. Always had a smile. I will always remember eating after the ball games. I always looked forward to going. Prayers for all.

  35. Carolyn Humburg April 15, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Sending prayers and love at this difficult time.

  36. Rick & Tanny Irwin April 15, 2020 at 9:37 am

    So sorry for your loss! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!

  37. Larry and Pat Newton April 15, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Bob was a fun, loving man who would do anything for anybody. He will be missed by so many people because he NEVER KNEW A STRANGER. We have many fond memories… our trip to the Grand Canyon and many games of Euchre. Our prayers to Janet and the family and may they cherish his memory forever.

  38. Kim and Debbie Rawlings April 15, 2020 at 11:20 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a kind and good man who left a wonderful legacy. May your memories comfort your family in the days ahead. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Kim and Debbie and family

  39. Ken Eads April 15, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Sorry for your loss. I remember when he was a catcher for the Michigantown softball team. That was a long time ago.

  40. Larry & Barb Richardson April 15, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    We would like to Wish Janet and the Family Love and Strength to adjust to the loss of Bob.
    These Old Time Construction men seem to Mesmerize my mind. They have a soul, whit, knowledge, mindset, ingenuity, respect and LOVE for the industry, along with a great since of humor that is unlike any other profession. I have had the honor to work with Bob and crew on a few construction projects and they are FIRST CLASS!
    I enjoyed sitting and talking life, family and construction projects during our Fraternal visits at the Moose Lodge, of which Bob was a LIFE Member and donated to many projects as he has done in his community as well.

    Bob You were One CLASSY guy.
    You Will be missed SIR

  41. Jason and Crystal Frank April 15, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    We were saddened to learn of Uncle Bob’s passing. I have many great memories of our family gatherings around the holidays. The Crenshaw family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  42. Becky Pitzer April 15, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    We are very sorry for your loss. You have been good friends to our parents for years and we have fond memories of special times with the Crenshaws. We will be praying for you during this difficult time.

  43. Phyllis &Doug Ridenour April 15, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

  44. Eric Payton April 15, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Condolences to the Crenshaw family. Bob leaves behind a great legacy for everything he’s done and meant to the Michigantown community and Clinton Central. I also admired how he started his own business and made it highly successful by doing everything the right way. He was a great man.

  45. Becky Crenshaw Lyden April 16, 2020 at 12:56 am

    Sending love from Montana to my Crenshaw Family. Our parents provided a true example of loving for a lifetime, honesty, integrity and the ability to be proud of who we are. I have wonderful memories of my Uncle Bob and Aunt Janet, wish there were more. Hugs for all of you!

  46. Chris April 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

    No words can express how much “Bobert” will be missed. But his memory will live on in his family and friends. His integrity & determination never wavered. A man of his word who followed the word of God is how many will remember him.
    Sincerest sympathy,
    Chris and Dave
    Rest In Peace

  47. Jenny and Howard Axelson April 16, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Our sincerest sympathy to you, Janet, and all the Crenshaw family. Loved spending time with your family and cherished all the memories over the years, especially our snowmobile trips to Michigan. I loved how Bob could always make me laugh. Sending much love, hugs and prayers for comfort.

  48. Steve and Jenny Neal April 16, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Brad, Bruce, Bryan and their Mom during this difficult time. Bob was very well respected in the Community and will be missed.

  49. Rosemary Brown April 16, 2020 at 10:36 am

    We are so sorry! Sending love and prayers! Jack & Rosemary

  50. John Hobaugh April 16, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    The Hobaugh household has enjoyed being your neighbors for almost the past 50 years. We have a lot of wonderful memories over this time. Our deepest sympathies to Janet and the family.

  51. Thelma Steward April 17, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Janet, I was unable to receive the streaming video of the service and I so wanted to be there with you and for you. I am in spirit and in my heart. Love, prayers and blessings to you.

  52. Daryl W. Morgeson April 18, 2020 at 9:10 am

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I use to help haul asphalt to his crew. Fun family Good man! Prayers for the family.

  53. Richard Kingery April 20, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a great man.

  54. Emmett Ade May 5, 2020 at 1:55 pm


    I was saddened to read of Bob’s passing. You both were always good friends to Libby and I. I still remember the impromptu Sunday dinners at the Burlington Dinner Bell. Good blessing on you and yours in the days ahead.

    Emmett & Libby Ade

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