CROSSLEY, Douglas Henry, 45, of Cameron, NC formerly of Colliers, WV, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC, from complications from a recent illness.
Born on October 13, 1966, he was a son of Charles "Sonny" and Bessie (McMillan) Crossley of Colliers, WV.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grand parents, George and Virginia McMillan and his paternal grandparents, Mae Crossley and Clyde and Betty Crossley.
Doug was a 1984 graduate of Brooke High School and a graduate of DeVry University.
He made his career in the military having served from April 14, 1988 until his retirement on July 31, 2011. During his service to his country he received the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Commendation Award, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, UN Medal, Air Assault Badge, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
He served in a designated imminent danger area having served in Iraq and Somalia.
Doug was a member of the V.F.W. in Spring Lake, NC.
He was a devoted father to his daughter, Amanda and loved spending time with her and the rest of his family. He loved fishing also.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Amanda Crossley at home; two sisters, Amy Crossley of Highland Heights, KY and Leslie Crossley and her husband, David Clark of Morgantown, WV; a nephew, Koa Clark; aunts and uncles, Ed and Kay McMillan, Pat and Rich Sanders, Gladys and Nolte VanCamp; many cousins; longtime friends, Marvin, Janine and Janson Lackman and Dan and Bernadette Unger; and a special friend, Angela Lee of Cameron, NC.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 3 from 2-8 p.m. and again on Monday, June 4 from 10 until time of services at 11 a.m. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home 669 Main St. Follansbee, WV, with Rev. Charles McMillan officiating.
Interment will follow in Highland Hills Memorial Gardens in Follansbee, WV.
Full military honors will be conducted by the Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad and the Army National Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at PO Box 758512 Topeka, KS 66675 or by logging on to www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Condolences may be sent to: www.mullenbachfh.com.