David Crockett
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David L. Gale Crockett, 80, of North Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Reevesville, died Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock following a lengthy illness.

He was married to Dr. Carol Sieman, a local psychologist and educator for the Archdiocese in Little Rock, who survives. He is also survived by his twin brother, the Rev. Dr. H. Dale Crockett, retired, and Ruth (Bays) of North Port, Fla.; one son, Larry Crockett, Murphysboro; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Mr. Crockett was born near Reevesville, in the Benton Church community, on Feb. 17, 1933, the son of Charles and Gladys Robinette Crockett.

Preceding him in death are his parents and one sister, Virginia Rolfe (Fred).

Gale and Dale lived in Creal Springs and graduated from Marion High School in 1950.

David Gale was a graduate of SIU. He became a well-known teacher of voice, piano and organ in Marion and Metropolis and later in North Little Rock.

His earliest piano teacher was Miss Georgia Lovelace in Creal Springs. The Crockett twins were known for their harmonic singing, taught to them by their mother, until their voices changed at the age of 12 or 13.

They often appeared on Station WEBQ in Harrisburg and on various other programs.

David Gale studied voice with Mrs. Grace Duty in Marion, also at SIU, and in St Augustine, Fla., where he taught at the Catholic High School.

David Gale and his wife, Carol, were members of the Catholic faith, having first united with St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Metropolis. He was the long-time organist and choirmaster of St. John the Baptist Latin Mass Community in North Little Rock.

Mr. Crockett was also known for his foreign language ability and skills, particularly in French. He also spoke Italian, German and Spanish. He studied a year each at the Sorbonne in Paris and in London, England. He taught French in Maryland and New Jersey before coming back to Marion to live.

According to his wishes, he was cremated and a Latin Mass was held in North Little Rock on March 13. He will be buried later at the Taylor Cemetery, north of Vienna.

Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

—Paid Obituary—
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