Donald Ray Criswell
age 78, AL, passed away on August 13. Survivors: Wife Evelyn Criswell, Sons; Donald Keith Criswell (Susan), Kevin Ray Criswell (Erika), Daughter; Dawn Stephens (Greg), Sister; Martha Ann Sheets, Grand Children; Jordan, Lauren and Savannah Criswell, Tyler Stephens, Jackson and Garrett Criswell. Funeral services at The Church at Brookhills FridaDonald Ray Criswell was a native of Atmore, Alabama. He married Evelyn Gilmer
Criswell of Sulligent, Alabama in May of 1958. They were blessed with three
children, Dawn, Keith and Kevin.
He was a Christ follower and member of Woodlawn Baptist, 85th Baptist Church,
Roebuck Park Baptist and The Church at Brook Hills. He served as an active
deacon at both 85th Street Baptist and Roebuck Park Baptist Church.
He was trained as a professional land surveyor and most recently employed and
retired from Gonzalez and Strength Engineering Company, Homewood, Alabama.
He served both active and reserve duty in the U.S. Army from 1957-1963.
He worked with his wife, Evelyn in their catering business for over 30 years and
together they launched a gourmet sauce business in recent years.
He loved to garden, bird hunting, people and life.
"For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my
departure has come.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord,
the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also
to all who have loved his appearing"
- II Timothy 4:6-8
Funeral Service August 16 at 2:00 PM with burial in Forest Crest Cemetery. Rev.Jim Huston officiating. Visitation on Two hours prior to the service, at the Church. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Ian Thompson at Bringing Good News Ministries. www.bringinggoodnews.org This organization shares the Gospel while serving the poor around the world.
I am so sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Consider Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subjected to misery, sickness, or death. (Revelation 21:3-5) I hope that reflecting on these thoughts will give you some relief during this difficult time.