Home Life Obituary: Urbane Rudolph (Rudy) Crain, Jr.

Obituary: Urbane Rudolph (Rudy) Crain, Jr.


Services for Urbane Rudolph (Rudy) Crain, Jr. will be held Monday, August 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Central Assembly of God in Haughton, LA officiated by Chaplain Jay Valentine, Bro. Billy Pierce and Rev. Ed Baswell. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. Visitation will be held before the service from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the church. At the request of Rudy’s family, please dress casual due to the heat.

After a short but valiant battle, Rudy lost his war with cancer at age 64. Throughout this whole ordeal, he was the bravest, most dignified and determined man imaginable. However, it was not to be won so he is now in heaven watching over us all.

Rudy was preceded in death by his dad, Urbane R. Crain, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Pamela Means Crain; his mother, Erma Crain; brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Kathy Crain; nephews, Jeffrey and Clay; great niece and nephew, Kaylee and Pryce; mom, Jessie. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Billy Means and wife, Denisa and their 3 children, Anastasia , Rance and Noble. Rudy is survived by his uncle O.L. Crain, cousins Mark Roberts, Ronnie, Kent and Tim Kilgore, Raymond Graham and their families. Rudy is also survived by a ton of friends and a wonderful family of coworkers. Also surviving Rudy are his loyal “kids”, Jake, Cassie and “the horse”(Cimmaron).

Rudy was born May 24, 1951 to Erma and Urbane Crain in Shreveport, La. He graduated from Fair Park High School in 1969. He always had a passion for law enforcement. His career spanned several decades in law enforcement: Louisiana State Police where he retired from Troop G as Executive Officer, Security Manager/Director at several local casinos, and most recently, Assistant Chief of Corrections at Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Pallbearers are Tom Clark, Al Herring, Mark Roberts, Don Burling, Rick Christian, John Ballance, Tommy Hancock and T.C. Bloxom.

At Rudy’s request, memorials can be made to Holy Angels, 10450 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport, LA 71106 or St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Special thanks to all his doctors, STAT Home Health and St. Joseph Hospice, especially Shelly, Toni and Ms. Mary and the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Julian Whittington.

“Rudy, you were my protector, my best friend and I am heartbroken. However, I know you will be watching over me and all of us. Wait for me at the Gate.”

To leave online condolences, please visit our website at www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.