Douglas O. Croxton

Douglas O. Croxton

Douglas O. Croxton

Fort Worth, Texas – Douglas O. Croxton passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013.

He was born February 5, 1948 in Jackson, Michigan to Margaret Sullivan Croxton and Wayne Wilson Croxton and was raised in Williamston, Michigan. He graduated from Monsignor Gabriels High School in Lansing and attended Michigan State University.

He and his father were very involved in raising and training bird dogs and were active in field trials throughout the Michigan area. He was one of the youngest field trial judges in Michigan at one time. He later became a professional hunting guide and bird dog trainer, specializing in English Pointers and Brittany Spaniels. He moved to South Texas in the 1980’s and worked for several years on the King Ranch in their hunting program. He was also an avid fisherman. He was an excellent marksman, who enjoyed both skeet and trap shooting.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Betty Jo Sullivan Yzenbaard.

Private services were held at Thompson’s Harveson and Cole Funeral Home in Fort Worth.

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    • Bob and Barb Youngs on April 29, 2013 at 8:05 am
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    Doug was always a smiling face and when he and his Dad showed up at the Nationals my wife and I enjoyed the company of both.
    His Dad showed Tenn. Walking horses as well as enjoyed many of the same things Doug did. We found ourselves talking about show horses and bird dogs on several occasions.
    Both men were great riding companions to many……both are missed.

    Bob and Barb Youngs

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