Mr. Crockett passed away from smoke inhalation at 7:45 Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Baton Rouge Mid City Hospital. He was 64. A native of New Orleans, he had lived in Baton Rouge. He was an alumnus of Capital High School and a U.S. Army
veteran. He was a retired iron worker at Vulcan Foundry, Denham Springs. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 3, 2014, at World Shakers International, with visiting from 9 a.m. Pastor Jeffery Phillips will conduct. Interment will be in Louisiana National Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Smith Crockett; daughters Markeith Wells and Latoya Finley (Charles); son James Crockett Jr. (Donna); sisters, Velma Phillips (James), Cheryl Crockett and Rose Carter; brothers, Clarence Crockett II, Alton Crockett and Warren Crockett Sr. (Veronica); grandchildren, Brandon Wells, Justin Wells, Jamelyn Crockett, Jude Crockett, Charles Finley III and James Crockett III. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucy Kibby Crockett, and father, Clarence Crockett. Arrangements by Hall Davis & Sons.