On March 10, 1931 the late Filmore A. Crenshaw was so relieved when his late beloved wife, Dorothy (Bacon) Crenshaw gave birth to their first born son, Charles Josh Crenshaw. They were so happy they named him after both of their fathers, Charlie Crenshaw and Josh Bacon.
Charles grew up in Linton, Kentucky when he received Jesus as Lord and Savior during a revival service at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. He said he was crying so hard he ended up in his Grandfather Josh’s arms who shouted as he held him tight, “He’s got his religion!” . The last church Charles joined was St. James Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a very faithful member. He sang in the Male’s Chorus, was on the trustee board, and assisted in the Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving dinners serving others.
Charles went to the 8th grade and loved school. He wished he could have gone further but he had to farm and help around the house. He moved to Louisville, Kentucky for awhile and later to Indianapolis, Indiana. At one time Charles owned a restaurant, rental properties, and was a self- employed truck driver. Career wise, trucking was where his heart was. He
even wanted his brothers, Jeffrey (son), Eric (nephew), and Sheila Chan (daughter) to be drivers! Not bad for someone with an eighth grade education.
He fell in love and married the late Ethelene (Vinson) Crenshaw when he was thirty five years old. He met her when she was only thirteen years old and loved her ever since. He became the proud father of their only child, Sheila Chan (Crenshaw) Jackson on December 5, 1968.Charles Josh Crenshaw leaves precious memories to: His daughter Sheila (Dwain) Jackson; His son Jeffrey Crenshaw born December 30, 1962; surviving Brothers out of four, Homer (Mary) Crenshaw and Lucian Crenshaw; his Aunt Lizzie Bacon; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.
Daddy often had a beautiful smile on his face and was fun to be around. He loved his family and faithfully attended family reunions and church homecomings. He is dearly loved and will be missed!!!