Graveside services for Alvon Paul Crosslin, 73, of Tahlequah are 10:00 am Wednesday, August 31, 2016, in the Tahlequah City Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2016, from 6-8 pm at Green Country Funeral Home. Officiating will be Reverend David Young. Final arrangements have been placed in the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com.
Alvon Paul Crosslin was born April 16, 1943, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Paul and Vivian Louise (Diffee) Crosslin. He passed away on August 29, 2016, at his home in Tahlequah.
Alvon began school in Gans, Oklahoma until moving to Tahlequah where he attended Sequoyah Elementary, Tahlequah Junior High and Tahlequah High School.
Alvon was a 1961 graduate of Tahlequah High, where he participated in sports, and played quarterback for the football team. It was also the year he and Billie married. After graduation he enrolled at Fort Scott Community College where he played quarterback for them. He then attended Northeastern State University and went on to OSU to complete his DVM and began his career with horses.
Alvon was an avid fisherman who loved horses and was a well respected Equine Specialist.
Alvon is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Vivian; and a brother, Randy Crosslin.
He leaves behind his wife of 55 years, Billie Jean Crosslin of the home; three children, Sandy Crosslin-Young and husband David of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Alvon Paul Crosslin II and wife Marsha of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and Patti Buhl and husband Shannon also of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Noah, Mandi, Dustin, Payten and Jackson; three great grandchildren, Quinton, Kennedi and Finley; his faithful companion, Buddy, his dog; and many other extended family members. Friends and loved ones.
Published on August 29, 2016