Leonard James Crenshaw

Leonard James Crenshaw, 69, passed away on August 31, 2019.  Mr. Crenshaw was born March 7, 1950 in Houston, TX and was a third generation Houstonian. His family originated from Butler and Crenshaw county in Alabama and he was proud of his distant ancestry to Sam Houston. Leonard served his country in the U.S. Army in the early 1970’s. Leonard was a Manvel, TX resident for 9 years and was formerly of Pearland, TX for 21 years.

Leonard worked many years in the oil and gas industry as a Pipefitter/Welder and later in life, went to school to further his career in the medical field.  He retired from the Michael E. DeBakey VA medical center.

Leonard is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lisa Marie Crenshaw; daughters: Karen Faith Crenshaw and Elizabeth Ann Christy; son, Leonard “Stephen” Crenshaw, Stephens wife Johanna Crenshaw; grandchildren: Kaleigh Hester, Jordyn Cowhig, Timothy Crenshaw, Ethan Crenshaw and Emily Crenshaw; sister, Saundra Ann Hayman, Saundra’s husband Lawrence Hayman; nephew, Ryan Hayman.

A visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday September 12, 2019 with a service to begin at 5p.m. in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX 77581.


  1. Leonard, life without you will be lonely, but at least I know that you are free from the pain you suffered these past years. I take comfort knowing that you have joined our departed loved ones in heaven – mom and dad, LeRoy and Josephine, nieces, Mary and Nicole, Grandma Jo, and Grandma Minnie and Grandpa Happy.
    Brother, I will miss you until the day I join you in heaven.
    From your sister with love, Saundra

    Saundra Crenshaw Hayman
  2. The NFL signs up the best players for their team. Well Leonard was an MVP on our team. You dang sure didn’t want to be on the opposition. LOL. He loved well and is loved well. I have a couple of jokes below for him to tell in heaven.

    A child asked his father, “How were people born?” So his father said, “Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on.” The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, “We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now.” The child ran back to his father and said, “You lied to me!” His father replied, “No, your mom was talking about her side of the family.”

    Instead of “the John,” I call my toilet “the Jim.” That way it sounds better when I say I go to the Jim first thing every morning.

    A husband and wife were driving through Louisiana. As they approached Natchitoches, they started arguing about the pronunciation of the town. They argued back and forth, then they stopped for lunch. At the counter, the husband asked the blonde waitress, “Before we order, could you please settle an argument for us? Would you please pronounce where we are very slowly?” She leaned over the counter and said, “Burrr-gerrr Kiiing.”

    I was wondering why the ball kept getting bigger and bigger, and then it hit me.

    Karen Dowling
  3. Our sincere condolences, Lisa, Elizabeth, and all the family. We just learned of Leonard’s passing. We have many fond memories of our years as neighbors on Amie Ln.

    Robert & Sherry Fisher

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