- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 30, 2004

Oliver Crockett, 90, sheet-metal mechanic

Oliver B. “Davy” Crockett Sr., a former sheet-metal mechanic and former Virginia resident, died Dec. 23 after a brief illness at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. He was 90.

Mr. Crockett was born in Richmond on Aug. 20, 1914. At age 29, he was drafted during World War II and went to Germany as part of Gen. George S. Patton’s forces.

Mr. Crockett spent most of his working life as a sheet-metal mechanic, laboring on projects such as the Pentagon, a Senate office building and the restoration of Williamsburg.

He was a member of Henry Knox Field Masonic Lodge in Alexandria and a member of the Shrine in Kena Temple in Fairfax.

He was an avid camper and visited most of the continental states with his wife, Mary.

In recent years, he had spent his winters in Florida and summers at his home in Springfield. He moved to Sayre, Pa., in July as a resident of the Sayre House, a nursing home. He had lived in the Alexandria and Springfield areas during the previous 50 years.

Mr. Crockett was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Virginia Cochran Crockett, in 1986, and by a son, Thomas Reed Crockett, in 1974.

He is survived by a son, O.B. “Buddy” Crockett Jr. of Sayre, Pa.; a daughter, Janis Voorhees of Columbia, Md.; a sister, Mary Asher of Richmond; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services have been held.

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