Biography – Don Crutchfield
Don Crutchfield was born and raised in Claremore, Oklahoma. He was the only son of Joseph and Opal Crutchfield. He went to Claremore Public Schools and graduated from Claremore High School in 1945. As a child, he loved and admired his parents and aspired to be in the Army just like his father. In 1946 he enlisted in the US Navy serving on the USS Hancock in World War II. He was assigned to the US Army in the Korean War from 1951-1952 in the 2nd Armored Division 12th Armored Infantry Battalion.
After the war, Don attended and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Military Science and began his masters in Accounting. In 1953, he started work as an accountant with Amerada Hess where he had a successful career until his retirement in 1992. Also in 1953, Don married Margaret Akin at the First Baptist Church in Claremore, Okla. and they were happily married for 55 years until her death in 2008. They had a son Brent in 1958, who was the most important part of his life.
Don was dedicated to a life of service, to our country while serving in the military, but also within his community.
He has been a member of the Claremore Christian Church since childhood and served as treasurer for many years. He also served for 50 years on the Claremore School Board as and 10 years on the Oklahoma State School Board Association. He received many awards for his dedication to the school board including having the Crutchfield Center named in his honor. Don was also a member of the Petroleum Accountants Society, Rotary Club, and a Mason for over 50 years.
Don passed away January 4, 2018.
Biography – Judge Jack Mayberry
Retired Judge Jack K. Mayberry was born Christmas Day, 1927. He has been a lifelong resident of Claremore and a significant contributor to both the city, Rogers County and to Oklahoma though his civic service efforts his entire life. He served three terms as Associate District Judge for Rogers, Mayes and Craig counties before retiring in 2006. Prior to that time, he practiced law in the area for more than three decades. From 1958 to 1961 he served as Claremore City Attorney and Claremore Municipal Judge from 1957 to 1958. From 1963 until 1977, he served as General Counsel to the Claremore Public Schools. In the 80s, Mayberry served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the City of Tulsa Rogers County Port Authority.
He has been a member of and Past President of the Rogers County Cattlemen’s Association and the Claremore Chamber of Commerce, and also the Will Rogers Jaycees and the Rogers County Bar Association. He led the effort to create the Rogers County Law Library. He is a past member of Claremore Rotary and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was also one of the original group of developers of west Claremore’s Holiday Hills addition.
Mayberry was married to Bobbie Fawks Mayberry and together they raised two children. Mike lives in Oklahoma City and daughter Charlotte Mayberry Teehee lives in Claremore. He later married June Lunsford Mayberry, former Rogers County Court Clerk, and together they have many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He graduated from CHS in 1945 and then served two tours in the U.S. Army between 1946 and 1952 and became an officer. After that, he attended Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma to become an attorney.
Though retired, Mayberry continued to serve the Claremore community by occasionally “lawyering” for those in need. He was Vice Chairman of the J.M. Davis Memorial Commission on which he has served for six years. Mayberry has helped thousands of residents and significantly contributed to Claremore becoming the great city that it now has become.