David Douglas “Phred” Crooks, 41, Richmond, died unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Ray County Memorial Hospital in Richmond.

David was born Sept. 7, 1977, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Douglas Ray and Janet Lea (Hensley) Crooks. He was first married to Mariah Sue Garner of Richmond on Sept. 30, 1997 and to this union their daughter Reannon was born. He then united with Christa McMullen, Richmond, and to this union their daughter, Jillian, was born.

Survivors include: his mother, Janet Hensley (Les McCollum) of Richmond; his father, Douglas Crooks (Debby Stoddard) of Columbus Junction, Iowa; two daughters, Reannon Crooks of Stroud, Oklahoma and Jillian Crooks of Lexington; three sisters, Jennifer Lindley (Jeff) of Richmond, Amy Roberts (Randy Covey) of Richmond and Sara Thomas of Indianola, Iowa; paternal grandmother, Reva Crooks of Corydon, Iowa and maternal grandmother, Nell Hensley of Indianola, Iowa; and his longtime companion, Keni Williams of Richmond. He was preceded in death by both his grandfathers.

David grew up in Iowa and moved to Richmond when he was 16 years old and graduated from Richmond High School in 1996. After high school, David worked as a caregiver at Higginsville Habilitation and Western Missouri Mental Health. His whole life was about helping others. He was always there for his friends and family, no matter when – no matter what. He was best known for his ability to make people laugh, even when they didn’t want too. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the David D. Crooks Memorial Fund. They may be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main St. – P.O. Box 190, Richmond MO 64085.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, with visitation one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be held at a later date by the family.

Thurman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.thurmanfuneralhome.com.

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