Vernon "Laboyd" Crelia went to be with the Lord on February 16, 2013. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, February 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Blum Cemetery.
Laboyd was described as a man of faith who was completely devoted to his family and household. He was a member of the Methodist Church where he served in many capacities. Laboyd was a graduate of Altus High School, Oklahoma University and Southwestern State University, where he graduated with a degree in pharmacy. Laboyd was preceded in death by his parents Lucy and Vernon, and a brother, Dennis Crelia. His memory will live on through his loving wife Mary Crelia, sons, Jeff and Amy Crelia, Jim and Mollie Crelia; daughter, Kay Crelia and Justin Clark; grandchildren, Hayden Crelia, Taylor Crelia, Ben Crelia, Beth Hood, Brad Crelia, Stephen Crelia, Kimmie Clark and Aaliyah Clark who is arriving in a few weeks; brother, Hub Crelia and Cap; sister, Sarah and John Winkler; extended family, the Crelia's and Pruitts; countless friends and his Grandview Nursing Home and Rehab family.